Kerry Collins: Old Dog Still Has Tricks

Louis PisanoAnalyst ISeptember 11, 2009

PITTSBURGH - SEPTEMBER 11:  Casey Hampton #98 of the Pittsburgh Steelers pressures Kerry Collins #5 of the Tennessee Titans on September 11, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Titans 13-10 in overtime.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Collins may be the third oldest starting QB in the league, but he showed that he can still compete in last nights game against the Steelers.

Though the Titans lost in OT, Collins looked just as good as the guy who led them to the best record in the NFL last season, 13-3.

Whether he was throwing it to the good looking first, first round pick out of Rutgers, Kenny Brit, TE Bo Scaife, or the Titans' leading receiver from 2008, Justin Gage, he certainly still has accuracy and some mustard on his passes.

He was sacked only once having the veteran savvy to throw it away in the face of the pass rush if unable to dump it off, while his counter-part Roethlisberger went down four times.

He took his team down the field in only three plays to answer the late second quarter TD by Big Ben and the Steelers.

If not for a fumble by the aforementioned Scaife, and a missed field goal attempt by the usually infallible Rob Bironas, along with another attempt that was blocked by the Pittsburgh defence, Kerry Collins in all likelihood would have lead his team to an opening season win against the Super Bowl Champs.

Tennessee can keep Vince Young on the bench for another year and have Collins lead them back to another playoff berth, which seems imminent.

They might not be perfect, but Remember The Titans!