Thursday, December 28, 2006


People talk about LT in San Diego as the MVP. They talk about Drew Brees.
But the Most Valuable Player to his team is ...
Adam "Pacman" Jones.
Dude, who gets his moniker from when he was a kid he used to drink milk with an unquenchable thirst, (ya now, like, Pacman) is like Dieon Sanders and Reggie Bush combined. Vince Young pulls the trigger in Tennessee but Pacman closes the caskets. He, even more than Young, is the reason for the Titans' (7-8) winning streak and faint hopes of the playoffs right now. Dude can just make big plays. The winning streak — and the big plays — started Nov. 19 in a 31-13 victory at Philadelphia. Rookie Vince Young completed only eight passes for 84 yards.
Pacman returned a punt 90 yards for a TD in that one to spark the onslaught.
Then, the Titans fell behind the New York Giants 21-0, then outscored them 24-0 thanks to Jones' two interceptions.
Rob Bironas won that game with a 49-yard field goal, then made history against the Indianapolis Colts with a 60-yarder that was only the third in NFL history to win a game. That 20-17 victory included two interceptions of two-time MVP Peyton Manning. No, Pac didn't get them but he did have a season-high 8 tackles.
Pacman then put on a show for the overtime thriller in Houston. Pac returned a kickoff 36 yards minutes after the Texans kicked the ball out of bounds trying to avoid him, and Young won the game with a 39-yard TD run that was the second-longest in overtime by a quarterback.
Against the Jaguars, Young again completed only eight passes, and the offense had 98 net yards. But the Titans set a franchise record with 370 yards in returns. Jones started the scoring when he picked off a pass and returned it 83 yards for a TD.
He also returned the opening kickoff of the second half 70 yards to set up a 27-yard field goal. What????

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