mdi construction barStrunkOwnersORLANDO, Fla. -- Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel are working toward the same goal, and they are now doing it on the same timetable. 

Amy Adams Strunk told me at the NFL owners meetings that she signed Robinson to an extension three weeks or a month ago.

"I've put them on schedule," she said with a laugh.

Vrabel got a five-year deal through 2022. Robinson's initial deal ran through the 2019 draft but now matches Vrabel's.

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mdi construction barORLANDO, Fla. -- Mike Vrabel's appeared in videos from pro days at USC and Alabama lately, and he's not shy about jumping into the fray and getting hands-on experience with prospects.

At the owners meetings I asked him about why he likes to get involved and the protocol for stepping up to run a drill. My video report:

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mdi construction barORLANDO, Fla. – The division of labor between Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry is one of the biggest curiosities about the 2018 Titans.

While Mike Vrabel shared a lot during a nearly hour-long breakfast conversion with reporters at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes he generally steered clear of scheme specifics.


But as he fielded questions about running back workload, he did indicate the team’s early thinking on the default.


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – In June of 2017, Vince Young told Greg Bishop of Sports Illustrated he’d written an apology letter to Jeff Fisher attempting to make amends.

FisherSportsFest3Per Young, he never heard back.

Saturday at 104.5 The Zone’s SportsFest at First Tennessee Park, Fisher was a featured speaker, reminiscing as the Titans approach their 20th season.

And I had a chance to ask him about the letter.

“Yes, I got a letter from Vince,” Fisher said. “And I didn’t respond. My name was spelled wrong on the letter, the letter came from the University of Texas, and I had no way of knowing if it was (really) from him. It came from the athletic department. But my name was spelled incorrectly.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – I’d hoped to see something different than I expected. But in their home opener at Nissan Stadium, Nashville SC looked like what I suspected it would look like: A middling minor league soccer club.


Sure, it’s the ground floor for professional soccer in Music City. Still, on another wet day in front of a pretty good crowd, they gave us good goalkeeping and really nothing else to be remotely excited about en route to a scoreless draw with Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.

Early on Nashville boomed hopeful, fruitless balls into the box. It wasn’t only uninventive, it didn’t hint at any desire to be creative.

It came out of that eventually, but had little to no success building any sustained possession and couldn’t move the ball around to test different areas of Riverhounds SC’s defense.

Rather Nashville rarely made any significant, threatening connecting pass that got it in position to threaten real danger. There was a lack of offensive skill beyond a pretty, sidewinding volley from Lebo Moloto off a corner that was the home team's best look at the goal. It bounced harmlessly off a defender.

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pickers vodka 847x63NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Happy weekend.

Hope it doesn't rain here as much as expected and that your weekend includes a nice cocktail made with Pickers Vodka. Here's the Periscope we did Friday.

On to your questions, which you can tweet to @PaulKuharskyNFL anytime using #PKmail.

PK: I read the back-and-forth between Wolken and Currie. Wolken got confirmation that Currie had a deal with Greg Schiano. That’s TitansSeatsit. He said congrats. That’s fine. Then either seek additional detail or get out.

But for some reason, Wolken stuck around to suck up to Currie and compliment the hire, which led to the I’ll-help-you-spin-it exchange. It was totally unnecessary. He didn’t need to say it to help negotiate for the information. He already had the information.

I think there are two kinds of reporters when it comes to talking with sources.

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YAZOO podcast stripeNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Deion Sanders created a controversy out of nothing. If only he was in a business where you had to know how to communicate things clearly.

Pk Pod 2Oh, wait.

The NFL Network star failed his audience and Kevin Byard and made a mess he could have easily cleaned up. He and his son made it worse.

Madison Blevins and I cover than and much more in the new edition of the Paul Kuharsky Podcast.

Part 1, like podcast versions of my public Periscope and Facebook Lives, is available through iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes. We always welcome your feedback.

If you're a member of the site, Part 1 and Part 2 are together, and all you have to do is head below the line.

Other topics: The chance at Ndamukong Suh, the lack of any receiver talk and the upcoming owners meetings.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans avoided three-wide sets when they could under Mike Mularkey. The Rams thrived in them.

Matt LaFleur came to Tennessee from Los Angeles, and while his new team’s offensive system will be suited to his players, it’s bound to look a lot more than the Rams’ than that of the Mularkey Titans.

Are Jon Robinson, Mike Vrabel and LaFleur satisfied with the current crop of receivers?TaylorIND

We’ve had no indication on that except that they did not surface on any level as a known suitor of a receiver in the early stages of free agency.

Sixteen receivers have signed new deals in free agency, with a dozen of them changing team. The remaining list of available guys isn't great, though maybe the Titans have a couple they are eyeing for when prices and expectations drop.

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