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"For sure, if you're loose and you're feeling good, the weather's warm, you're gonna be able to have a little more zip on the ball," says Hasselbeck (#8).
Injured Quarterback Jake Locker doesn't see it that way!
"Do you notice a difference with your ability to be looser?" asks Locker (#10). "Nah, not really. Fortunately I'm still pretty young, so I get to get warmed up pretty quick."
Youth may not have a lot to do with it. We looked at Locker's college years, and as the temperature dropped, so did his passing yards. He averaged about 65 fewer yards per game in November compared to September. The answer may come down to physics. During the warmer games, the air is much less dense, so the ball is able to travel further down the field, but once the temperatures start to cool, the air is so dense, the ball doesn't travel as far, so look for the Titans strategy to change from more of a throwing game to a running game. That isn't the only part of the game impacted by cold weather. Titans Kicker Rob Bironas is ranked 3rd in NFL history, but he'll even admit, he can't kick as far in cold temperatures.
"It's just like the skin on your hands, but on your body it's just a little tougher, a little bit harder to get worked in when it's colder weather," says Bironas (#2).
Meaning weather could affect the decision to go for a potential game winning long field goal! Now, the Titans' first real weather test comes in December. Temps at 2 home games will be in the 40s and only 26 degrees during the Packers game in Green Bay.
Thursday, October 11 2012, 11:37 PM CDT
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
Porsche tops in annual survey of vehicle quality
DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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