The SoBros Mailbag 291: A Week in Nashville, FMK White Cocks

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Let’s face it – every day we are routinely bombarded with questions. When you’re an emerging media company in Nashville, people just want to know what your opinions are on everything. It’s only natural. And, since our duty is to serve the people, well, we have no choice but to be present. That’s the SoBro Way. Also, aren’t mailbags just a barrel of laughs anyway? Welcome to the newest weekly recurring feature up in this bitch: The SoBros Mailbag. As always, hit us with those mailbag questions @SoBrosNetwork on Twitter, email ’em to me anonymously at thesobrosnetwork@gmail.com. And, holy shit, I need to update this terrible intro paragraph that I’ve been using literally ever since I started writing this column…

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Life: My man, we’ve got you covered with our Nashville restaurant rankings here. I always tell out-of-towners that Broadway is a good time, even though I never go to Broadway myself and got over it years ago. It’s still just one of those things that people from all over the country look forward to when they come here – who am I to judge? I’m a fan of Luke Bryan’s bar down there – it’s the best of the gaudy country singer bars. If you want a taste of what old Nashville was really like, hit up Robert’s Western World. My personal favorite Broadway bar is Bootlegger’s Inn – a million different flavors of moonshine, but it’s never the most packed bar on Broadway and I like a little space to breathe. As far as restaurants go, my go-tos around downtown would be The 404 Kitchen over in The Gulch, Slim & Husky’s, and The Stillery. Assembly Food Hall has a little bit of all the stuff that makes Nashville a good food city. And, I’m not sure if you’re a wine guy or not, but my wife and I LOVE Sixty Vines that sits atop Assembly Food Hall. It’s never been crowded upon one of our visits, they have a great wine list (along with beer and cocktails), the food is good, but it’s the atmosphere and the laid back rooftop views of the city that we love the most.

Football: Latham > Skronk > Cush > Radunz > NPF. It’s boring, I know, because that’s been the prevailing theory as to what the offensive line will be by most analysts, but I think it makes the most sense. Radunz has flashed promising ability at times throughout his career, but he still has a wealth of upside. He’s bulked up this offseason, and this staff seems to like him as a guard. I think the spot should be his to lose. I’m still landing on NPF at right tackle because he’s the only guy in the room that has proven capable of playing the spot. I know it hasn’t always been sunshine and rainbows, but the guy had some good tape at right tackle his rookie season. It stands to reason that Bill Callahan could harness that out of him. If that’s the case, I think I’m actually feeling pretty good about where this line is at.

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What gin and what gin cocktail would you drink everyday for the rest of your life?

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Oh, it would easily be Monkey 47, the best gin I’ve ever had. As far as the cocktail goes, listen…I’m a basic ass bitch. I don’t think it ever gets any better than a well-balanced, perfectly poured, old-fashioned gin and tonic. My “perfect” gin and tonic would be Monkey 47, FeverTree’s Elderflower tonic, and a splash of rose syrup from Portland City Syrups. I could undoubtedly do it every day for the rest of my life.

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Oh, man – fresh cut grass, gasoline, honeysuckles, and BBQ…that would be my Mount Rushmore of not-candle smells.

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The thing that Bill Callahan has opened my eyes to is the advent of technology and how the right equipment can get guys closer to the right technique. Those blocking sleds force guys to use the right technique or they simply don’t move. More so than that, it’s the revelation from Arden Key this week that the previous regime didn’t really ask guys to correct their mistakes in practice – they just moved on – that really blew my mind in how coaches teach technique. Between that and what we’ve seen from Bill Callahan, it’s really made me look back at previous OL coaches and think, “what the hell does universal technique matter if coaches can’t identify the best way to get their guys to use it?” While I still think those intangibles are crucial to the success of any coach, seeing how differently things are done from one of the best position coaches the NFL has ever seen has made me rethink how dismissive I was of the communication aspect of coaching.

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No joke I was telling my wife on the trip home from Cincinnati on Monday that I really wanted to get up there to hit some of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail spots. If I end up in your neck of the woods, I’m expecting a personal tour!

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I’m going to kill Dirk Diggler’s right off the bat. I think I’ll fuck Will Levis’ because it looks like a solid instrument of fun, and I’m marrying Jon Hamm’s because it’s attached to Jon Hamm and he seems like he’d be cool to hang out with.

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Man, I would love nothing more. By all accounts, Farley is an awesome dude, and lest we forget, he does have a pretty good athletic profile. Maybe the last coaching regime was just a bad fit for him? If you’re hoping for a Farley comeback, his best shot might be at safety, and you definitely hope that the injuries haven’t tampered that athleticism at all.

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Well, I’m assuming you’re talking about his on the field tape, Uncle Madd, and to that I would say his fearlessness and competitive fire…the way he was completely unafraid to heave the ball down the field into a tight window with the arm talent to execute on a few of those bombs.

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While I think I’m more intrigued by what the run game will look like as a whole, the answer between these two specific players is easily Ridley for me. From all the OTA videos we’ve seen, that lightning quick explosiveness is tantalizing, but I can’t wait to see it in meaningful game action. Imagine what it could do for Will Levis and this Titans offense if he is what they think he can be.

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I like Kearis Jackson, but I do feel like the hourglass has run out on the guy. His best opportunity was with a weaker receiving corps last season, but he just couldn’t stay healthy. I thought he could’ve been a fun little gadget player, but with the Titans adding Ridley, Tyler Boyd, and Jha’Quan Jackson, it sure seems like the numbers game is going to catch up with Jackson in a crowded wide receiver room.

Keep the questions coming – catch y’all next week!

Stoney Keeley is the Editor in Chief of The SoBros Network, and a Dogs Playing Poker on velvet connoisseur. He is a strong supporter of Team GSD, #BeBetter, and ‘Minds right, asses tight.’ “Big Natural” covers the Tennessee Titans, Nashville, Yankee Candle, and a whole wealth of nonsense. Follow on Twitter @StoneyKeeley.

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