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Josh McDaniels, Jeff Fisher Trade Barbs Regarding Titans' 'Cheap' Play

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NASHVILLE TN - OCTOBER 03:  Tony Brown #97 of the Tennessee Titans sacks quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos during the first half at LP Field on October 3 2010 in Nashville Tennessee.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE TN - OCTOBER 03: Tony Brown #97 of the Tennessee Titans sacks quarterback Kyle Orton #8 of the Denver Broncos during the first half at LP Field on October 3 2010 in Nashville Tennessee. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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Kyle Orton called the Tennessee Titans a 'dirty' team after the game.  The day after, his Head Coach did little to dis-spell those sentiments.  Speaking to reporters during his normal Monday press conference, Josh McDaniels gave his thoughts on the Titans and their style of play.

"I was proud of our team because we knew that was the kind of game it was going to be," McDaniels said. "You can put any tape you want to of Tennessee and there's going to be 10 penalties. You either coach it or you allow it to happen. That's how I look at that."

"Our guys did a great job of keeping their poise and composure and not getting drawn into a big unsportsmanlike game because I know that's what they were trying to entice us into doing."

The Titans were penalized 10 times for 111 yards. Last night after the game, QB Kyle Orton talked about the Titans' play as well.

"I think we were the tougher team today.  You always hear about how tough they are and all that stuff. I don't think they're tough. I think they're cheap.  If that's the type of player Cortland Finnegan wants to be, well, then, he's a cheap player, not a good player."

Finnegan had allegedly taken a swing at Broncos OL Chris Kuper while Kuper's helmet was off during a play.

For his part, Jeff Fisher denied any talk of the Titan's cheap play, pointing instead to the Broncos inability to protect Kyle Orton for much of the game.

"We play aggressive - we don't play cheap," Fisher said. "If there's things after the whistle or during the play, players are fined for them. But we're not a cheap football team. I don't know what he's referring to.

"We did have six sacks against the quarterback and numerous other times they did have some difficulty with protection and blocking our defensive line. Maybe he's referring to that."

Maybe, but the Titans lead the NFL in Personal Foul calls and fines this season.  You do the math.