NASHVILLE -- When Titans cornerback Jason McCourty was burned by Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace for an 82-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter last Thursday, he had a similar memory from his days at Rutgers to draw upon.
McCourty, in his fourth season, said that he allowed the bad play in college to affect him the entire rest of the game.
"I told myself at that point: Never again," he said.
When Wallace allowed the long scoring play, the Titans were 1-4, were on pace to give up the most points in NFL history and falling down 10-3 early on an explosive play to a perennial playoff team like Pittsburgh could crush the soul of even the strongest of heart.
However, in the Titans' 26-23 victory over Pittsburgh that head coach Mike Munchak and numerous players said they believe can help to turn their season around, McCourty made a number of big plays that were integral to the outcome.
"So definitely being able to bounce back and being able to make a play for this team was real imp...