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Charlie Whitehurst departs after hit by Kenny Vaccaro


The Titans are going to get an extended look at Zach Mettenberger on Friday night.

Mettenberger came into the game earlier than expected when No. 2 quarterback Charlie Whitehurst was knocked out of the game. Whitehurst was sacked by safety Kenny Vaccaro on his third snap of the night and headed to the sideline.

Mettenberger, a sixth-round pick in May, played his college ball at LSU, so his entry to the game was met with cheers from the locals at the Superdome. They’ll get plenty of time to cheer him the rest of the night because Whitehurst is likely finished with an injured hand, although those Tiger fans that also root for the Saints probably were a bit less thrilled when Mettenberger threw a 64-yard touchdown to former Tennessee Volunteer Justin Hunter.

A few more big plays like that and there will be some questions about whether Mettenberger should be ahead of the uninspiring Whitehurst on the depth chart. The Titans will surely hope that Jake Locker makes the question of No. 2 a moot one, but experience says that they may need to break the glass at some point in the coming months.

The Titans also saw running back Shonn Greene depart with a knee injury and tackle Michael Oher left after hurting his arm. Both are called questionable to return, but it seems unlikely with the end of the first half fast approaching.

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24 Responses to “Charlie Whitehurst departs after hit by Kenny Vaccaro”
  1. abanig says: Aug 15, 2014 9:51 PM

    Damn tough night for the titans

  2. derekgorgonstar says: Aug 15, 2014 9:57 PM

    Hey, take it easy on clipboard jesus!

  3. jimbo75025 says: Aug 15, 2014 9:58 PM

    Good for Mettenberger, happy to see he has bounced back from a pretty gruesome injury quickly.

    Has anyone ever made more money for doing so little as Clipboard Jesus?

  4. titansfan12 says: Aug 15, 2014 10:06 PM

    That’s a great picture

  5. tennesseeoilers says: Aug 15, 2014 10:13 PM

    Meanwhile, Jake Locker’s still playing aggressively … running the ball and going down head first, instead of sliding. He knows he’s not supposed to do that in the regular season, much less these meaningless games, right?

  6. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Aug 15, 2014 10:24 PM

    For some reason the Titans gave Whitehurst a big money deal for a backup QB. Stupid then and even dumber now.

  7. remyje says: Aug 15, 2014 10:32 PM

    this season will be ruined by referees

  8. dethsupport says: Aug 15, 2014 10:43 PM

    Say it isn’t so! Clipboard Jesus has not earned 1 cent of NFL money.

  9. seatownballers says: Aug 15, 2014 10:44 PM

    Titans going 3-13. Charlie is the highest paid, most worthless guy in sports

  10. hummer53 says: Aug 15, 2014 11:09 PM

    Whiz likes him some Charlie Whitehurst. Why? Who knows.

  11. luz56 says: Aug 15, 2014 11:36 PM

    Mettenberger might be the steal of the draft… Too bad he is with a QB killer in Whuz

  12. pittsburghdamned says: Aug 16, 2014 12:03 AM

    Love that photo. Still remember seeing his silly mustache for the first time during his rookie season. That alone made me know he’d fail.

  13. Scumby says: Aug 16, 2014 1:29 AM

    Clipboard Jesus will make a miraculous recovery.

  14. ishallcomment says: Aug 16, 2014 5:18 AM

    That picture….

  15. leatherface2012 says: Aug 16, 2014 10:01 AM

    i love how the uprights are 5 feet higher. they should extend them another 35 feet

  16. justintuckrule says: Aug 16, 2014 10:03 AM

    I wouldn’t know a Tennessee Titan if I fell over him

  17. toolfan74 says: Aug 16, 2014 10:26 AM

    Is that Eddie Vedder?

  18. mdd913 says: Aug 16, 2014 11:00 AM

    Holy crap….17 responses into a story about a Saints player hurting someone on the field and no bounty comments?

    son I am disappoint.

  19. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 16, 2014 11:01 AM

    Where did he get the name clipboard Jesus?

  20. thepftpoetisabitch says: Aug 16, 2014 11:51 AM

    Get well soon touchdown Jesus

  21. Straight Cash Homie says: Aug 16, 2014 12:01 PM

    Pay attention Matt Ryan. That’s you week 1.

  22. mattryansnoodlearm says: Aug 16, 2014 2:47 PM

    Football Jesus got worked

  23. cybersqueak says: Aug 16, 2014 6:16 PM

    A few more big plays like that and there will be some questions about whether Mettenberger should be ahead of the uninspiring Whitehurst on the depth chart.

    Every Titans fan wonders why Whitehurst was signed in the first place. Hopefully he’ll never be active on gameday because we’re screwed if he ever gets on the field.

  24. crawfish2011 says: Aug 17, 2014 3:27 PM

    Mettenberger will be starting by week 6.

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