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Emails/Voicemails

  • Subject: Um

    When they say TitanUp I think they mean TitanDown

    Shocking, just as we get hope boom.

    James

News

  • Sound Bite of the Week: Derrick Henry
  • Titans waive Daylon Dawkins, re-sign him to practice squad
  • Corey Davis cleared to play
  • Darrius Jennings returns to the 53 man roster
  • Win and We’re In… 
  • Titans travel to Houston
    • What will Houston do? Hopkins, Watson, etc.
    • Can A. J. Brown get to 1K yds? Has 927, needs 73
    • Injury Report
      • Titans
        • OUT: CB Adoree Jackson, WR Khalif Raymond, WR Adam Humphries
        • QUESTIONABLE: WR Cody Hollister
      • Texans
        • OUT: WR Will Fuller
        • QUESTIONABLE: WR DeAndre Hopkins, S Jahleel Addae, OLB Jacob Martin, WR Kenny Stills, T Laremy Tunsil, QB Deshaun Watson, CB Bradley Roby
    • Deshaun Watson - AJ McCarron
    • DeAndre Hopkins - Steven Mitchell Jr.
    • The Texans don’t want to get into a shootout with the Titans. Expect conservative gameplay from the Texans offense
    • KEYS OF THE GAME: Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill
  • Let’s get real: Another season with the same record
    • 4 straight years of 9-7, 2 with Mularkey and 2 with Vrabel 
    • If sports repeat history, this sounds similar to the years when Jeff Fisher took over
    • Last 4 season AFC South record: 2-4 (M), 5-1 (M), 3-3 (V), 3-3 (V)

Stupid Question of the Week

  • If the Titans don’t make the playoffs, is this a condemnation of Vrabel or Robinson?

 

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Emails/Voicemails

  • Subject: We Won!

    Did we win? you sure

    I always had faith at 17-7 as the Colts are garbage but hey its the Colts so I guessed we could find a way to lose and yes we did try.

    With Jacoby Brissett signed on till 2020 so you expect the Colts to try draft a QB to start in 2020 or 2021, I would love Jacoby Brissett to stick around for a few years and the Titans get a real run on wins against the Colts

    Do you think the Patriots are having the worst 10- 2 year in the last decade, yes a good defense but wow the offense is useless.

    Yes to Brady in 2020 for the laughs just not at the Titans

    James Stark

  • Subject: It’s About Time

    Hi Michael,

    This is Tommy from Atlanta. What an exciting game, “We Beat the Colts”. During the 1st half, I will admit I thought it was the Same Old Titans. It appears that our offense has gotten better. My question for you, is Author Smith a good OC but Marcus couldn't execute the plays; or, Is Tannehill perfectly executing bad play calls.

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

    Tommy Smith

News

  • Sound Bite of the Week: Good Morning Football
  • Titans climb into sole possession of 2nd place in the AFC South
  • Derrick Henry the beast (1,140 yds) - Last 6 Games: 119 car 724 yds 7 TDs; 11 rec 98 yds 1 TD; 3 fum
  • Is it good or bad that the league is starting to pay attention to the Titans?
  • How long can the “bend but don’t break” defense hold up?
  • Delanie Walker vows you haven’t seen the last of him
  • The “Eye Test”: Tannehill vs. Mariota
  • Titans travel to Oakland to face the Raiders in a push to the playoffs.
    • Derrick Carr is 3-0 vs. Titans
    • Oakland’s RB Jacobs is also over 1,000 yds
    • Raiders almost 20 pts/game (Titans 23 pts/game)
    • Don’t overlook the Raiders… last game in Oakland
    • Raiders #15 in passing offense, but #10 in rushing offense
    • Raiders #24 vs. the pass, and #11 vs. the run
  • Let’s get real: Titans current hot streak
    • Win 5 of last 6
    • Wins over Chargers, Colts, and Chiefs
    • Only faced 1 team going to the playoffs (Chiefs)
    • 3 of the next 4 are against playoff teams (Texans x 2, Saints)
    • If Titans go 3-1, Titans will make the playoffs; therefore this game is critical

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Will Ryan Tannehill win Comeback Player of the Year?

 

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Emails/Voicemails

  • Hello from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada! I love the podcast and absolutely love the Titans! Derrick Henry is a beast and I can’t wait to see him run all over the Colts! I think the playoffs are a real possibility this season, but after that, the Titans are going to have to make several cap decisions. I think the Titans will absolutely resign Henry and let Mariota walk away, but are there any players you see as someone the Titans will let walk away that might be a shock to the rest of the fans?

    Thanks,

    Devin

News

  • Sound Bite of the Week: Mike Vrabel
  • Pro Bowl voting… vote early, vote often
  • Delanie Walker put on IR
  • Derrick Henry wins FedEx Ground Player of the Week
  • Titans sign a kicker; Ryan Santoso
  • Titans travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts in a push to the playoffs.
    • Marlon Mack is out for the Colts
    • TY Hilton is out for the Colts
    • LeShaun Simms is probably out for the Titans
    • Jacoby Brissett has started to come back to earth as of late
    • Tannehill has the highest QBR in the NFL among starters
    • Henry leads the NFL in yds since week 9
    • Colts #29 in passing offense, but #3 in rushing offense
    • Colts #16 vs. the pass, and #7 vs. the run
  • Let’s get real: Wesley Woodyard (age 33, 11 seasons in the NFL)
    • Love his leadership and his attitude
    • Free Agent next season
    • Was only a $4.1M hit to the cap in 2019, but is it worth a resigning
    • Value for 2020 is around $3.5M
    • 2019 #’s: 38% of snaps (50% dropoff); 1 sack, 40 tackles, 1 FF
    • Might be worth bringing back for the right price, but not as a starter
    • Will probably retire if not resigned by the Titans 

Stupid Question of the Week

  • With 5 games left, A. J. Brown has 581 yds receiving.  Does he have a realistic chance of getting to 1,000 yds this season? (Needs 84 yds/game)

 

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News

  • Sound Bite of the Week: Derrick Henry
  • Hosting Jacksonville this week; reminder that the game starts at 3:05 pm CST this week.
    • Real chance to get back Delanie Walker, Jurrell Casey, Corey Davis, and Jayon Brown
    • Titans 26th passing offense v. Jaguars 8th pass defense
    • Titans 15th running offense v. Jaguars 29th run defense
    • Jaguars 12th passing offense v. Titans 22nd pass defense
    • Jaguars 13th running offense v.  Titans 14th run defense
    • Jags defense has allowed 3 RBs to eclipse 100 yds in the last 4 games
    • Must get Henry going 
  • Surging Harold Landry III 
    • 7 sacks (on track for 1st double-digit sacks in many years)
    • 2 fumble recoveries
    • 1 forced fumble
    • 47 tackles (31 solo, 16 assists)
    • 10 tackles for a loss
    • 8 QB hits
  • Let’s get real: Delanie Walker 
    • Even after the healing period, he’s still not right
    • Yds/g (30.7) has almost dropped in half this season compared to the rest of career 
    • Rec/g continues to decline over the last few years
    • The increased role of Jonnu Smith could mean he will be cut 
    • $8M cap hit next season with only $1.6M as dead cap

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Rumors of Phillip Rivers wanting to play for the Titans next season, do you want him on the roster?

 

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Emails/Voicemails

  • I’m a long-time listener in Berlin, Germany. We love the NFL here, but I am part of a group of devoted Titans fans. My question: With the real need for a quality backup QB, do you think that the Titans will keep Marcus Mariota as a solid backup?

    Keep it coming,

    Chris 

News

  • Sound Bite of the Week: Lewan
  • Bye Week - Time to heal
  • Let’s get real: Playoff Chances 
    • Division Champs 
      • Current Standings:
 

Current

Projected

 

W

L

W

L

Houston Texans

6

3

10

6

Indianapolis Colts

5

4

9

7

Tennessee Titans

5

5

10

6

Jacksonville Jaguars

4

5

7

9

      • Texans remaining schedule
        • @ Ravens (loss)
        • v. Colts (win)
        • v. Patriots (loss)
        • v. Broncos (win)
        • @ Titans (loss)
        • @ Buccaneers (win)
        • v. Titans (win)
      • Colts remaining schedule
        • v. Jaguars (win)
        • @ Texans (loss)
        • v. Titans (loss)
        • @ Buccaneers  (win)
        • @ Saints (loss)
        • v. Panthers (win)
        • @ Jaguars (win)
      • Titans remaining schedule
        • BYE
        • v. Jaguars (win)
        • @ Colts (win)
        • @ Raiders (win)
        • v. Texans (win)
        • v. Saints (win)
        • @ Texans (loss)
      • Jaguars remaining schedule
        • @ Colts (loss)
        • @ Titans (loss)
        • v. Buccaneers (win)
        • v. Chargers (loss)
        • @ Raiders (win)
        • @ Falcons (win)
        • v. Colts (loss)
    • Wildcard
      • In the hunt:
        • Titans (10-6)
        • Bills (9-7)
        • Steelers (10-6)
        • Raiders (8-8)
        • Colts (9-7)
      • Division Winners
        • Patriots
        • Ravens
        • Chiefs
        • Texans
  • Playoffs
    • Round 1
      • Steelers @ Texans
      • Titans @ Chiefs
    • Round 2
      • Titans @ Patriots
      • Texans @ Ravens
    • Round 3
      • Ravens @ Patriots

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Will the Titans re-sign Derrick Henry?

 

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  • “December and Brady.”

    Texans X 2
    Colts Away
    and Saints

    Damn, we better go 2-0 before the bye with possibly two back-up quarterbacks as opponents.

    We can't expect to go 4-0 in December.

    Are you interested in a 43-year-old Brady?

    I’m not at all.

    James Stark

News

  • Sound Bite of the Week: Arthur Smith
  • Out for the game vs. Chiefs 
    • Jurrell Casey
    • Jayon Brown
    • Delanie Walker
    • Corey Davis (doubtful)
  • Andy Reed is 1-10 vs. Titans
  • Mahomes, Watkins returning for the Chiefs
  • Let’s get real: Arthur Smith
    • Opening Drive struggles 

Team

1st Half

2nd Half

Browns

3

3

Colts

0

7

Jaguars

0

0

Falcons

0

0

Bills

0

0

Broncos

0

0

Chargers

3

0

Buccaneers

0

0

Panthers

0

7

Total

6

17

    • Confusing game plan
      • Forcing Dion Lewis into a gameplan when Derrick Henry should get more carries
      • Not involving playmakers enough
    • Emphasizing weaknesses and avoids using strengths
  • Take 1: Running Game
    • Please stop trying to use Dion Lewis more than 10% in the running game. It just isn’t working.
    • Be more creative in the running game. Come to the line with more than one run ready, and then let the QB make the call according to the setup of the defense.
    • Too often running the ball into a stacked front 
  • Take 2: Passing Game
    • Some recent positives are overshadowed by inconsistent play
    • Corey Davis acts like he wants to be the “one”, but tends to disappear from the plan
    • Did we pay Adam Humphries big bucks to catch punts?
  • Take 3: Coaching
    • No true concept of time management during a game
    • Not properly managing the coaching staff (Keith Carter - ruining a top 5 offensive line)
    • Coaching to a plan and the skills we don’t have, and not using the skills we do

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Will the Titans make the playoffs?

 

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Emails/Voicemails

  • “Helmets”

    It is only me or is it ridiculous that the backup QB wears his helmet the whole game yet the starting QB takes his of when the defense is on the field.

    James

  • “Intense Chargers Game”

    Hi Michael,

    This is Tommy from Chattanooga which moved to Atlanta. The game with the Chargers was very intense. Ryan Tannehill looked very concise and confident. I haven’t felt “NOT” nerves about this offense in a long time. It seems that we truly played complementary football. All I can say about Jeffery Simmons is “WOW he’s a beast”.

    I have 2 questions and love to hear your responses.

    1. Is it too early to step on the Tannehill train?
    2. I feel that the offense is still a little shaky; could it be the offensive coordinator in experiences or are we seeing Mike Vrabel shortcomings.

    Keep up the good work!!!!

    Tommy

News

  • Ryan Succop returning soon
  • Soundbite of the week - Dean Pees (on Jeffery Simmons)
  • Jeffery Simmons 
    • 6 Tackles
    • 1 Sack
    • 2 QB Pressures
    • 1 Goal-Line Stand
  • Ryan Tannehill
    • 23-for-29
    • 312 Yds
    • 2 TDs
    • 1 INT
  • Derrick Henry
    • 22 Carr
    • 90 Yds
    • 1 TD
  • 4th quarter goal-line stand
    • Don’t forget how we got in that position

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Tom Brady a Titan? Is there even a small chance that happens?

 

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Emails/Voicemails

  • “QB”

    Any chance TL 77 can try not to get a penalty against us in an important situation, this goes for the whole offense. We can’t move the ball 10 let alone 15.

    For the QB spot, I would run with MM 8 for the remainder of the season as he will turn it around or he won’t and we will get the low pick.

    I would have a quick hook at the half if it’s not going well, what do you think about the quick hook if MM 8 does start?

    James

News

  • Soundbite of the week - Marcus Mariota
  • 1st round draft pick Jeffery Simmons started practicing this week. Might be ready for Sunday, but will most likely see limited action if playing.
  • With the benching of Mariota, is his future over in TN? What team will sign him (Dolphins, Buccaneers, Patriots, Chargers, Bengals, Steelers)
  • Who is at fault?
    • Offensive Line - Lewan suspension; finding a RG (Pamphile, Douglas, Davis); lead the league in negative plays; 10 - False Starts (#3 in the NFL), 9 - Holding (#12 in the NFL); Keith Carter - is he ruining this line?
    • Arthur Smith - no creativity in play calling; lacks a sense of when to call the screen pass; doesn’t stick with the run; over-thinks the opening drive play-calling
    • Mariota - 2nd guessing all decisions; too concerned about sticking with a play even though it’s not working; can’t find open receivers if they aren’t the first 2 reads; poor pocket presence; scrambles out of the pocket right into oncoming rushers
    • Wide Receivers - No consistent separation from top players; Davis (drafted #5 overall), Humphries, Sharpe are all disappointing; only Brown is having a good season 
    • Mike Vrabel - poor clock management skills; too much confidence in an unproven coordinator and not enough in the starting QB; defensive-minded to a fault; doesn’t appear to have the skillset to fix the problem; 
    • Officials - penalties are WAY up in the league; no clear-cut way of reading an official’s style; the entire league is on their heals trying to understand the interpretation of the new rules
    • Fans Expectations - Yes, Mariota is a #2 overall pick and should lead this team, but with the # of coordinators, # of hits taken, injuries, and a steadily worsening offensive line, we might want to give the guy a break

Stupid Question of the Week

  • If Tannehill struggles in a similar fashion, do you go back to Mariota?

 

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Emails/Voicemails

  • “O Line Problems”

    Allen gets minutes to throw and Mariota does not even get seconds.

    Mariota is not the problem, a new QB won't make any difference.

    James Stark

News

  • Soundbite of the week - Roger Saffold
  • Titans cut K Santos; sign K Cody Parkey
  • Titans waive OL David Quessenberry (back to practice squad), OL Hroniss Grasu
  • Titans add RB Rod Smith and RB Dalyn Dawkins (from practice squad)
  • Game 4 Recap: v. Bills
    • Inconsistent penalty calls
    • Bills fans
    • Offense
      • O-line allows 5 sacks
      • Dropped passes (Walker, Humphries)
      • Cairo Santos 4 missed FGs
      • Penalties killed TDs and big plays
      • Derrick Henry still providing spark (20 car 78 yds 1 TD)
    • Defense
      • Good day overall, but couldn’t stop the Bills when it could have counted most
      • Kevin Byard still playing at a high level (5 tackles 1 INT)
      • Harold Landry coming on strong (7 tackles 2 for a loss 1 sack)
      • 4 sacks on the day (Gilbert, Landry, Jones, Ryan)
      • Kern averaged 50 yds punting 
    • Score prediction
      • Titans 20 Bills 17
      • Actual: Titans 7 Bills 14
  • Game 5: @ Broncos
    • LB Sharif Finch and LB Cameron Wake are ruled out for the game
    • Offense
      • Must protect Mariota (and he must find the open receiver) - Titans have allowed the 2nd most sacks in the league (22)
      • Ride the horse, Derrick Henry
      • Use the play-action
      • Start with quick-hitters to keep the pass rush on their heels
      • Don’t count on a FG to win the game
      • Keep Von Miller in check
    • Defense
      • Keep Flacco from throwing deep
      • Don’t let Lindsay get on track
      • Watch out for little known WR (Sutton) and forgotten WR (Sanders)
      • Put Flacco on his butt early and often (allowed 14 sacks on the season)
      • Flacco hasn’t had a great season, let’s not let him start now
    • Score prediction
      • Titans 20 Broncos 17

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Do you consider a season ticket holder who sells their tickets to be disloyal to the team?

 

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Emails/Voicemails

  • Sorry about the break between question, been completing a home bathroom renovation.

    Looks like we have the players but what can we as fans do to keep them on track, they seem to get a quality win and then just believe the hype.

    Once I understand but this has been happening for a couple of years and they don't seem to be learning.

    James Stark

News

  • Soundbite of the week - Taylor Lewan
  • Game 3 Recap: @ Falcons
    • The return of the Titans offense
    • Offense
      • Marcus Mariota’s 3 TDs and sacked 0 times (1 intentional grounding)
      • Derrick Henry reaches 100 yds
      • AJ Brown’s 2 TD receptions (94 yds)
      • Corey Davis 1 TD (91 yds)
      • Delanie Walker reaches 500 receptions for his career
      • The screen pass to Dion Lewis is not working. Is this setting up the Bills this week?
    • Defense
      • Sacks - Evans (0.5), Casey (1 & fum rec), J. Brown (1), Landry (2), Mack (0.5)
      • The emergence of Evans and Landry (14 combined tackles, 2 TFL combined, 2.5 sacks combined)
      • Logan Ryan is as solid as they come
      • Defense struggling to stop the TE
    • Score prediction
      • Titans 24 Falcons 20
      • Actual: Titans 24 Falcons 10
  • Game 4: v. Bills
    • The return of Taylor Lewan
    • Offense
      • Going up against one of the best defenses in the league (#2 in the league)
      • Get Derrick Henry pounding the rock again
      • More deep passes from Mariota
      • Protect Mariota and you protect the ball
    • Defense
      • Who will we face Josh Allen or Matt Barkley?
      • Must stop Frank Gore (273 yds on 61 car 2 TDs)
      • Rattle the QB
      • Get multiple turnovers and put the team in scoring position
    • Score prediction
      • Titans 20 Bills 17

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Will the return of Lewan mean the offense will surge ahead or more of the same?

 

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News

  • Soundbite of the week
  • Game 3 Recap: @ Jaguars
    • Mariota has a rough day (sacked 9 times, 18 knockdowns…)
    • Mariota’s pocket presence
    • Offensive line’s woeful protection
    • Mariota sacked 17 times, the most any QB has taken in 3 games since 2002
    • For as good as we see Conklin is, he has allowed a ton of sacks
    • Who is at fault: Offensive line, receivers running poor routes, Mariota holding the ball
    • Defensive line struggled to put pressure on the QB
    • Weak outside linebacker play
    • DBs are suffering due to lack of pressure
    • Titans 27 Jaguars 12
    • Actual: Titans 7 Jaguars 20
    • Titans go 0-2 in the AFC South; last place in AFC South
    • Offense
    • Defense
    • Score prediction
  • Game 4: @ Falcons
    • O-Line MUST protect Mariota
    • Mariota MUST make good decisions
    • Run Henry!!! 
    • Use Play-Action to get the passing game going
    • Make designed run play calls
    • Rookie G Nate Davis has a chance to play
    • Lockdown Julio Jones
    • Pressure on Matt Ryan
    • Pressure leads to interceptions
    • Stop Freeman from building up momentum
    • Titans 24 Falcons 20
    • Can the Titans turn it around right here?
    • Titans and Falcons both need a win
    • Offense
    • Defense
    • Score prediction

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Are you still on board for the Titans making the playoffs this season?

 

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News

  • Jalen Ramsey requests a trade (Titans #1 on his wish list); Jags want 2-1st round picks
  • Soundbite of the week - Mike Vrabel
  • Game 2 Recap: v Colts
    • Offense was underwhelming
    • Mariota was 19/28 154 yds 1TD
    • Quessenberry TD was a nice play
    • Arthur Smith gets a D grade on this one… gave up on Henry too often
    • Mariota sacked 4 times; holding the ball, receivers not open, horrible offensive line play
    • Is it time for the Titans to give up on Dion Lewis?
    • Poor play decisions in the 4th quarter
    • Adam Humphries being asked to chip on Dennis Kelly’s block
    • Mental mistakes extended drives
    • Could not tackle Brissett
    • Colts offense ran same play around 20 times; they still couldn’t stop it
    • Logan Ryan with 2nd int
    • Jayon Brown still playing at a high level
    • Rashaan Evans is showing that he has taken it to a new level
    • Titans 31 Colts 17
    • Actual: Titans 17 Colts 19
    • Fire before the game
    • Halftime show retirement ceremony with 9 cloud
    • Only so many times will a team give you a gift...
    • Offense
    • Defense
    • Score prediction
  • Game 3: vs. Jaguars
    • Jags soft run defense can be exposed by a huge dose of Derrick Henry
    • With Jalen Ramsey disrupting the locker room, it might be time to throw more intermediate routes
    • Mariota doesn’t have 2 bad games in a row; expect him to take matters into his own hands
    • The offensive line must protect Mariota and he must hit the open receivers
    • Must stop Leonard Fournette!
    • Dean Pees must dial-up some confusing schemes against this young QB (Gardner Minshew)
    • Expect interceptions to continue
    • Dean Pees will not allow for blown sack opportunities to continue.
    • Titans 27 Jaguars 12
    • Titans and Jaguars coming off disappointing losses
    • Titans won both meetings last season
    • Offense
    • Defense
    • Score prediction

Stupid Question of the Week

  • What is most important to you when attending a Titans game (or any NFL game)?

 

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News

  • Delanie Walker soundbite 
  • Cameron Wake named AFC Defensive Player of the Week
  • Derrick Mason (1997-2004), Eddie George (1996-2003), Lorenzo Neal (1999-2000), Steve Hutchison (2012), Gary Anderson (2003-2004) early nominee for HOF
  • Game 1 Recap: @ Browns
    • Slow start, but still scored a FG on the opening drive
    • Conklin is back
    • Still struggling at the one guard spot
    • Mariota was good, not great (yet); 14/24 248 yds 3 TDs
    • Henry picked back up where he left off
    • Dion Lewis - will he be a mid-season scratch?
    • Great play-calling by OC Arthur Smith
    • Two words… Cameron Wake
    • Took the first punch by the Browns and hit back
    • Safety, 3 picks, 1 TD
    • Byard - more interceptions than anyone since 2017
    • At least 2 other potential interceptions dropped
    • Titans 27 Browns 13
    • Actual: Titans 43 Browns 13
    • Browns fans and their beer
    • Offense
    • Defense
    • Score prediction
  • Game 2: vs. Colts
    • Punish the Colts defense with the running game
    • Get Corey Davis involved early
    • Throw deep early to free up the box
    • Make sure 3rd downs are manageable and then convert them
    • No turnovers
    • Must keep the pressure on this week by forcing Brissett to throw the ball away
    • Don’t take the focus off containing the run
    • Force more turnovers
    • Jurrell Casey needs to make a statement
    • Play mentally tough by staying in the gameplan
    • Better tackling from LBs
    • Titans 31 Colts 17
    • #9 Steve McNair & #27 Eddie George numbers are being retired
    • Titans are 2-1 vs Brissett (Titans 1 loss he only threw 2 passes in cleanup work)
    • Offense
    • Defense
    • Score prediction

Stupid Question of the Week

  • How many games do the Titans need to win before the majority of the national sports media gives them credit?

 

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  • Preseason Thoughts
    • Offensive Line still finding the right combination; struggling to keep Mariota upright
    • Harold Landry not playing or practicing; should give a boost to pass rush when he returns
    • Struggles of Adoree Jackson in the return game; mental block?
    • Amani Hooker showing up more and more; how long before he is a starter?
    • I would love to see A. J. Brown more involved, but he is quicker than the QBs are used to
    • Will Mariota’s go-to receiver be Humphries or Walker?
  • QB Controversy?
  • 53 man roster thoughts
    • Trading of Taywan Taylor to Browns for 7th round pick in 2020
    • WR Kalif Raymond, DL Isaiah Mack, RB Dalyn Dawkins, and OL David Quessenberry and Jamil Douglas make the roster
    • DL Jeffery Simmons put on NFI list; can’t practice/play for the first 6 weeks
    • Titans Claim Former Colts DB Chris Milton Off Waivers
  • Practice Squad:
    • QB Logan Woodside
    • OLB Derick Roberson
    • LB Ukeme Eligwe
    • DL Amani Bledsoe
    • OL Aaron Stinnie
    • TE Parker Hesse
    • WR Cody Hollister
    • WR Papi White
    • DB Kareem Orr
    • OL Adam Pankey
  • Ben Jones - multi-year contract extension
  • Game 1: @ Browns
    • Pre-game Take
      • Browns are the current media darling with the additions of players like O’Dell Beckham Jr.
      • Nobody seems to think Mariota can succeed
      • Media:
        Browns are better than the sum of their parts
        Titans are not as good as the sum of their parts
    • Offense
      • Must keep Mariota upright
      • Establish the running game early
      • How much will the Titans miss Taylor Lewan
      • Open up the deep passing game with short quick strikes
    • Defense
      • Must pressure Mayfield
      • Keep from getting beaten deep… do you hear me, Malcolm Butler?
      • Make sure Chubb doesn’t get into a groove
      • Create a turnover deep in Browns territory
    • Score prediction
      • Titans 27 Browns 13

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Why are the Titans continually being downplayed by the national sports media?
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  • Marcus Mariota 3 part video 
  • Jalen Ramsey names the Titans as an ideal landing spot
  • Scrimmage thoughts
    • Tajae Sharpe had a great night 
    • Anthony Firkser had a few drops
    • Delanie Walker looked very good
    • Marcus Mariota looked very good in the beginning, but struggled in the red zone drills
    • Offensive line play was spotty
  • Training Camp Notes
    • Tajae Sharpe is making a real case for himself 
    • Corey Davis is really showing that he can be truly great in the NFL
    • Derrick Henry still held out of practice
    • Adam Humphreys looks like a true red-zone threat
    • A. J. Brown throwing passes to teammates
  • Early Depth Chart Notes
    • Although Tajae Sharpe is having a great camp, he is not listed as a starter
    • Kevin Pamphile is listed as the starting right guard
    • Adoree Jackson is not the starting punt returner
    • Brent Urban is listed as the starting DE opposite Jurrell Casey
    • Wesley Woodyard is not a starting ILB
    • Harold Landry is a starting OLB
  • A.J. Brown and Derrick Henry back on the field for light workouts
  • Jurrell Casey back at full practice
  • Titans add 
    • RB Akeem Hunt - 5’10”, 182 lbs; previously with Chiefs, Texans, Ravens, and Giants
    • DE Eric Cotton - 6’6”, 242 lbs; previously as UFA with Packers
    • WR DeAngelo Yancey - 6’1”, 220 lbs; 5th round pick by Packers in 2017
    • LB Ukeme Eligwe - 6’2”, 239 lbs; 5th round pick by Chiefs in 2017 
  • Titans waive
    • WR Jalen Tolliver 
    • Injured LB Riley Bullough 
    • Injured OL Cody Conway
  • Titans IR
    • 5th round pick LB D’Andre Walker

Stupid Question of the Week

  • Are the Titans being overlooked by the national sports media?

 

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  • Taylor Lewan suspended for 4 games due to a banned substance (Ostarine); claims he didn’t knowingly take it; passed a lie detector test; Dennis Kelly will fill in at LT; gives compelling pleas; sample b results are still pending
  • Kevin Byard’s new contract - five-year, $70.5 million contract extension ($31 million in guaranteed money); now the highest paid safety in the NFL
  • Training Camp Observations - Day 1
    • WR Cameron Batson was the winner of the “Skill” position award
    • DL Matt Dickerson was the “Big Group” winner 
    • RB David Fluellen was hand-picked by Vrabel for his work
    • QB Marcus Mariota was praised for his “efforts and performance.”
    • Offseason Awards
    • Both rookie WR A.J. Brown and RB Derrick Henry left practice early and didn’t return; coaches weren’t overly concerned
    • Dennis Kelly worked out with the #1’s and Lewan worked out with the 2’s
    • Jamil Douglas worked out with the #1’s at LG
    • Jurrell Casey, Jeffery Simmons, and Jonnu Smith all worked out on another field with light drills
    • Cameron Wake looks like a physical specimen on the first day
    • WR Adam Humphries might just prove to be the biggest help for Mariota. Humphries almost seems un-coverable in the short to medium routes.
    • Mariota is about 10-15 lbs heavier which should help his durability
    • Delanie Walker looked very good on his first day back
    • Jack Conklin is back looking stronger and faster than before

 

Stupid Question of the WeekDay

  • Will the absence of Lewan in the first game back be directly linked to a loss?
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Draft potentials

My Draft Selections

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Free Agency/Trade Players

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Contract situations DL, LB, DB

 

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Contract situations TEs, OL, K/P

 

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Contract situations QBs, RBs, WRs

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Titans 17 Colts 33

Brian Orakpo

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