IRVING, Texas – Remember all the drama about Jerry Jones’ beloved 60-yard big screen the last time the Titans came to town?
It all seems sort of silly now. More than a dozen NFL games have been played at JerryWorld since that day. No punts have hit the massive digital board that hangs above the middle of the field since Tennessee rookie A.J. Trapasso drilled it in the first preseason game played at the $1.2 billion stadium.
There was an immediate outcry that the board needed to be raised. Jerry made it clear that he wouldn’t even consider the thought and basically accused Trapasso of seeking 15 minutes of fame.
"How high is high if somebody just wants to sit there and kick straight up?" Jerry said after the game.
Titans coach Jeff Fisher, who lobbied for the digital board to be raised, scoffs at that suggestion. But Fisher acknowledges that the height of the digital board hasn’t been the issue that he anticipated it would be.
“A.J. was trying to make the football team,” Fisher said of the punter the Titans cut after the preseason. “You don’t do things like that when you’re trying to make the football team.
“I guess I’d have to say I am surprised it hasn’t happened again. I’m just pleased by the response by the league to arrive at a quick solution if it does.”
That solution, for those who have forgotten: It’s a good, ol’-fashioned do-over.