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Emails/Voicemails

  • Brice f**kin McCain.

    (I think we actually played pretty well against a good team. They are just better than us right now)

    But still. #KeepMccainOffTheField.

    Beat on the fake punt (luckily it didn’t cost us)

    Beat on the TD

    Big PI penalty.

    Matt in London.

  • (email from game vs. 49ers) This isn't a question, more of a statement, but everybody is completely overreacting. Everyone is blaming Mariota one week and the next week it is the coaches fault. We did not lose this week because of the play call at the end of the game, Mariota is the one who didn't audible. The coaches made the call before the defense adjusted. We can't be going back and forth every week on this discussion. They both are at fault. The offensive coaching isn’t great, but we have won games with this offense, this year when it's at its best.

    Why is everyone complaining so much right now? We are in legitimate playoff contention right now. It has been a long time since this has happened, let's be excited. When each side of the ball is at its best, they are really really good. Let's be excited about potentially seeing them at their best and if we’re lucky maybe win a game in the playoffs. Let's save the complaining for the off-season, then let's spend our time talking about getting rid of coaches. We have extremely talented players that can beat good teams. Let’s talk about the upside, not the negatives.

    Trevor

  • Hey Guy,

    This is unfortunate http://www.totalprosports.com/2017/12/25/titans-fan-now-stuck-with-massive-afc-south-champ-tattoo-after-jaguars-clinched-division-title/ he got it 10mths ago.

    Can't wait till this week's games over and we can just move on.

    Regards James

  • I don't know about you guys, but I am super optimistic about this week 17 game. This team is looking really good, we just played a top 5 team to the wire in a game we easily could of won of a few things went our way (onside kick, false start…). We need to stop selling this team short, it is a top 10 team this year when both sides of the ball play well together. I really do believe the titans will beat the jaguars. It is a perfect matchup for us, the jaguars offense depends on the run game for bortles to play well, and the Titans can stop the jaguars run game (especially with fournette probably not playing the entire game). And the Titans have the tackles to slow down the jaguars pass rush, which it makes a lot more difficult for the jaguars elite pass defense to play as well. The titans have 4 wr threats that are as good as the next, which is a huge advantage in this game because of bouye and Ramsey can only cover 2 of them. I believe the titans match-up with the jaguars better than most teams in the NFL and will win by 10+ against a Jaguars team with nothing to play for.

    Trevor

Talking Points

  • News
    • DeMarco Murray is day-to-day according to the Titans, but it’s being reported that he has a “stage 3 MCL tear” (complete tear)
    • CB Logan Ryan still not practicing
    • Players call for more no-huddle
    • Marcus Mariota is finishing up on the field for the first time in his career
    • Mariota’s throwing style is off
    • Playoff scenarios:
      • Win and in…
      • Lose and both Bills and Chargers lose
      • Tie and both Bills and Chargers tie/lose
  • Titans vs Rams
    • Mariota with another poorly thrown interception
    • Defense played well except on a few plays
    • Great defensive score
    • Inability to stop Todd Gurley
    • Corey Davis bests day (6 rec 91 yds)
    • Titans defense allows 100 yard rushing for the 1st time
    • Offense struggles in 3rd down conversion (3/12)
    • Poor Officiating (letter of apology)
    • Score Predictions:
      • Michael: Titans 21  Rams 28
      • Lindsey: Titans 27  Rams 23
      • Eric: Titans 20 Rams 31
      • Actual: Titans 23 Rams 27

 

Titans’ Diff

Opponent's Diff

Total Diff

Differential

Michael

117

121

238

-

Eric

126

130

256

-18

Lindsey

143

137

280

-42

 

  • Titans vs Jaguars
    • Jags are promising to play starters
    • Titans will rely almost entirely on Derrick Henry in the running game
    • With the increased success of both Davis and Decker, the Titans should rely more on the intermediate passing game to stretch the field
    • Logan Ryan must play to give the Titans the best chance
    • Derrick Henry will need to run like a bull in a china shop

 

Titans

Jaguars

Pass Off vs Def

22

1

Run Off vs Def

16

21

Pass Def vs Off

25

16

Run Def vs Off

5

1

 

  • How the Titans can win
    • Jump out to an early lead (this would encourage the Jags to take starters out of the game)
    • Do a better job at stopping Fournette than Gurley
    • Convert 3rd downs
    • Must run the ball right at the Jags defense
  • Score Predictions:
    • Michael: Titans 24 Jaguars 21
    • Lindsey: Titans 24 Jaguars 21
    • Eric: Titans 24 Jaguars 20

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Is making the playoffs make this a better season than 2016 even if the Titans are 8-8?

 

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Emails/Voicemails

  • That loss was excruciating. The conservative play calling on that last drive should be grounds to fire Robiskie tonight. Marcus was playing great. How you don’t either run it straight at them with Henry, or go off play action and let Marcus use his feet is beyond me when it’s third and 2. Instead another Murray shimmy that gets stuffed.

    Compare that to what the niners did straight after. Even when they were already in FG range they took a shot to the end zone. I know we say it every week but this coaching staff is killing our potential.

    On a lighter note after your defense of him on last weeks podcast I considered ending my #KeepMccainOffTheField campaign. Then I saw him give away a penalty on a third down and be constantly targeted (and mostly beaten) by the niners offense. So the campaign officially lives on.

    Hope you guys can give me some optimism for the end of the season.

    Matt in London

  • I’m convinced that we’re not making the playoffs. I’m done with Mularkey... I don’t see his firing happening until this off season... The offense is atrocious!! Mularkey and Robiske are awful. I laugh when Mularkey throws challenge flags.  Let’s wait and  see if Robinson makes his money. Not making the playoffs should warrant a change.

    Extremely frustrated!

    Bryan Bates

  • Hey Team

    Now that the season is over and we just missed the playoffs like last year, what do you think the major change if any needs to happen before 2018.

    1 Coaching
    2 Offense
    3 Defense
    4 Special Team
    5 Ownership
    6 Nothing we just needed another year under our belt

    Thanks,

    James

Talking Points

  • News
    • Pro Bowl selections
      • DE Jurrell Casey -  60 tackles, 28 quarterback pressures and five sacks.
      • T Taylor Lewan
      • P Brett Kern - leads the NFL in punt average (51.6) and net average (45.6); currently, if the season ended today, Kern’s gross average would break one of the NFL’s oldest records. In 1940, Washington’s Sammy Baugh estab­lished the league benchmark with 51.40 gross yards per punt.
    • These players have been selected as alternates for the Pro Bowl
      • ST Brynden Trawick
      • TE Delanie Walker
      • S Kevin Byard
      • KR Adoree’ Jackson
      • T Jack Conklin
      • QB Marcus Mariota
      • LB Brian Orakpo
    • Pro Bowl snubs?
      • S Kevin Byard - leads the NFL in interceptions
      • TE Delanie Walker
      • LB Wesley Woodyard
    • Players starting to question the offensive scheme; want more no-huddle
    • Titans in danger of not making the playoffs unless they can win 2 tough games; odds are around 65%
    • Titans are -7 in turnover ratio
    • Interesting stat: Mariota, this season, has the most touches in the NFL without a fumble
    • Is it just me or are Titans players the most confused during the game?
  • Titans @ 49ers
    • Brice McCain returns to his old ways #KeepMccainOffTheField
    • Mike Mularkey continues to lose challenges
    • Still not a complete game from all 3 phases; defense let down the offense this time
    • Specifically the secondary was a huge issue; no one seemed to want to cover the TEs
    • Mariota seemed to get back on track going 22/33 for 241 yds and 2 TDs
    • However, he did struggle to know when to take off and run
    • More success in the no-huddle
    • Walker dropped TD pass
    • Jackson dropped INT in the end zone
    • Streak of 8 straight games won when the game is decided by 4 points or less is now over
    • Special Teams return game is still an issue
    • Score Predictions:
      • Michael: Titans 23 49ers 10
      • Lindsey: Titans 16 49ers 9
      • Eric: Titans 22 49ers 16
      • Actual: Titans 23 49ers 25

 

Titans’ Diff

Opponent's Diff

Total Diff

Differential

Michael

115

120

235

-

Eric

123

126

249

-14

Lindsey

139

133

272

-37

 

  • Titans vs Rams
    • Titans injuries:
      • CB Logan Ryan (ankle) - has not practiced; most likely out
      • DT Karl Klug (groin) - has not practiced; most likely out
      • LB Derrick Morgan (knee) - limited practice
      • CB LeShaun Sims (hamstring) - limited practice (happened in practice)
      • CB Kalen Reed has been inactive, but will most likely be brought up to play
    • Mularkey hints at more no-huddle offense
    • Can the Titans offensive line slow down Aaron Donald?
    • Can the Titans front seven contain Todd Gurley? (already faced Lynch, Fournette, Gore, and Bell with no 100 yards rushing)
    • Can the Titans secondary recover from the “Jimmy G” hangover and stop this potent passing game?
    • Will the weather be a factor that slows down the Rams?

 

Titans

Rams

Pass Off vs Def

25

6

Run Off vs Def

13

24

Pass Def vs Off

25

12

Run Def vs Off

3

7

 

  • Guests: Rams Talk podcast
  • How the Titans can win
    • Offense must use the passing game to open up the run
    • Defense must create turnovers to give the offense a short field
    • Return game must make a play to flip the field at least once
    • STOP Todd Gurley
  • Score Predictions:
    • Michael: Titans 21  Rams 28
    • Lindsey: Titans 27  Rams 23
    • Eric: Titans 20 Rams 31

Stupid Question of the Week

  • What one thing would you change right now to ensure the team makes the playoffs?

 

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Emails/Voicemails

  • Hey guys.

    After staying up till midnight watching the titans stink it up on Sunday the only positive I could find was that we were SO bad on offence that surely changes will now be made. My greatest fear for this season was us sneaking into the playoffs, looking ok but not great, and not addressing our fundamental problems.

    We managed to make Blaine Gabbert look a better QB than Marcus this week. That cannot happen. He clearly isn’t playing well at the moment. But when you have an offensive scheme that involves throwing 4 yard crossing routes to our top 5 pick Davis and targeting our starting cornerback with the game on the line then clearly something is wrong.

    We need to get back to titans football. Run the crap out of the ball with Henry and sprinkle on the play action with Marcus.if we can score 20 points a game our defense is more than food enough to win games for us.  I still think we will make the playoffs, I just hope we aim to be a championship team in the future and don’t settle for being an ok team.

    Keep up the great work guys.

    Matt in London

    #KeepMccainOffTheField

  • Hey guys,

    Thinking 9-7 this season and playoffs a little disappointed as this most likely will be our best chance in the next handful of years to win division.

    Just does not seem were getting any breaks with the officials this season and that compounded with our offence is killing us.

    James

Talking Points

  • News
    • Titans release FB Jalston Fowler, promote LB Josh Carraway from practice squad.
    • Titans sign TE Luke Stocker
    • QB Marcus Mariota could need offseason surgery to clean up his ankle
    • Mariota apologizes after getting an “earful” from his mom for being rude in his post-game press conference
    • Titans have dropped to one of the current wildcard team
    • Teams we want to lose (other than the Jags): Bills, Ravens, Chiefs, Chargers, Raiders
  • Titans @ Cardinals
    • Mariota stumbles again
    • Strange fake punt
    • Defense holds up
    • Offense is BAD
    • Succop missed again
    • Defense gets 8 sacks
    • Return team penalized again
    • Score Predictions:
      • Michael: Titans 24 Cardinals 17
      • Lindsey: Titans 27 Cardinals 13
      • Eric: Titans 23 Cardinals 20
      • Actual: Titans 7 Cardinals 12

 

Titans’ Diff

Opponent's Diff

Total Diff

Differential

Michael

115

105

220

-

Eric

122

117

239

-19

Lindsey

132

117

249

-29

 

  • Titans @ 49ers
    • Supernaw injury could bring new TE Luke Stocker in as FB
    • Taylor Lewan will probably play, but being held out of practice
    • Derrick Morgan was limited in practice
    • Johnathan Cyprien has back spasms
    • Both Taylor and Davis have less than 50% catches/target

 

Titans

49ers

Pass Off vs Def

27

20

Run Off vs Def

10

25

Pass Def vs Off

22

16

Run Def vs Off

5

22

 

  • How the Titans can win
    • Convert 3rd downs
    • Run the ball!
    • Harass Garoppolo
  • Score Predictions:
    • Michael: Titans 23 49ers 10
    • Lindsey: Titans 16 49ers 9
    • Eric: Titans 22 49ers 16

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Is this an issue of Mariota not helping the team or the team not helping Mariota?
Direct download: TakeOnTheTitans317.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:46pm CDT

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Emails/Voicemails

  • Hey Team

    “In this sport, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the touchdown.”

    Fantastic to get another W, are you guys at all concerned that the Cards are coming off a tough lose and the 49ers are on a winning streak?

    Titan Up – “Luv ya Blue”

    Regards, James

Talking Points

  • News
    • DT DaQuan Jones placed on IR (torn bicep)
    • TE Luke Stocker signed
    • Titans still hold the #3 seed in the AFC Playoffs
    • Sportscasters/NFL doesn’t take the Titans serious; Even though the Titans beat the Jags, the Jags are talked about more, picked to make the playoffs at higher percentage, and has a higher power rating
    • Titans injuries:
      • Logan Ryan (concussion protocol, but has returned to practice)
      • Delanie Walker
      • Derrick Morgan
    • Rishard Matthews returns to practice
  • Titans vs Texans
    • Running game shows up with highest total of the season (198 yds)
    • Mariota avoids turnovers for the first time since week 7 vs Browns
    • Run Defense playing at a very high level
    • Succop misses another FG
    • Crowd noise
    • Score Predictions:
      • Michael: Titans 23 Texans 17
      • Lindsey: Titans 24 Texans 16
      • Eric: Titans 27 Texans 20
      • Actual: Titans 24 Texans 13

 

Titans’ Diff

Opponent's Diff

Total Diff

Differential

Michael

98

100

198

-

Eric

106

109

215

-17

Lindsey

102

116

218

-20

 

  • Titans @ Cardinals
    • Titans are a 3 point favorite… Is this a fair look at these 2 teams?
    • Familiar foe: Blaine Gabbert starts at QB for the Cardinals
    • Mariota numbers vs NFC (8 games) - 20 TDs 8 INT QB Rating 119; 4 straight games with at least 2 TDs and QB Rating over 100
    • Cardinals lead the series 6-4 and won the last meeting 37-34 in Nashville on 12/15/13 in OT, but Mularkey is 1-0 against them; Arians is 1-0 vs the Titans

 

Titans

Cardinals

Pass Off vs Def

24

18

Run Off vs Def

7

9

Pass Def vs Off

25

10

Run Def vs Off

3

32

 

  • How the Titans can win
    • Keep Larry Fitzgerald in check
    • Use the short passing game to open the run
    • Zero turnovers
  • Score Predictions:
    • Michael: Titans 24 Cardinals 17
    • Lindsey: Titans 27 Cardinals 13
    • Eric: Titans 23 Cardinals 20

Stupid Question of the Week

  • What will be the Titans record over the last 4 games of the season?
Direct download: TakeOnTheTitans316.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:25pm CDT