Found August 16, 2013 on Total Titans:
We continue our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we approach the 2013 regular season with a look at the cornerbacks. I covered this more extensively in Football Outsiders Almanac 2013 than I have on here, but in some ways the play of the cornerbacks in 2012 was in the eye of the beholder. By Football Outsiders numbers, the Titans pass defense was only slightly worse in 2012 than it was in 2011 and had the same strengths, performing well against #2 and Other receivers, and weakness, struggling against opponents' top wideouts. Yet, about any subjective analysis would rate the Titans as having a clearly worse cornerback group in 2012 without Cortland Finnegan. The arrival of Gregg Williams means the Titans will apparently be asking their cornerbacks to play a lot more press man than they've played in the past. That means a different conception of what traits are (and are not) valuable in a cornerback. Some pieces in place already fit the new sche...

Titans seeking consistency in round two of preseason

NASHVILLE, Tenn. As the Titans head into preseason game No. 2 this weekend, third-year coach Mike Munchak knows exactly what he wants to see most from his team. "You go with the word consistency, knowing that we'll probably play (the starters) close to a half," said Munchak, whose team plays Saturday night at Cincinnati. "You just like to see both groups come...

Impressions from Week 1 of Preseason: Chris Johnson Looks Like CJ2K

Weekday Blitz   A weekly write-up about a few notables that stuck out to me during another great week of NFL football.     Impressions from Week 1 of Preseason.     - Chris Johnson looks like CJ2K again. All that money the Titans invested in their offensive line looks like it paid off on that 58 yard scamper to the end zone last Thursday night. Look for the Titans to improve...

Five Questions: Titans vs Bengals 17 Aug.

As we know, preseason games are usually meaningless efforts for the most part, but here are a few questions, and key areas to focus on:   1: Return Battle: Mariani, Reynaud…Battle? With the new(ish) kick return rules changing the nature of the return game, the Titans have a difficult decision on their hands, with two guys that are legit and capable returners in the NFL, and a...

Delanie Walker could be close to returning

The Tennessee Titans signed Delanie Walker to a four year, $17.5 million contract in the offseason. Walker, however, missed his sixteenth training camp practice last week after undergoing knee surgery last month. Walker could return to practice as early as next week, which is obviously what the Titans are hoping for. “I am the missing piece of the puzzle, so not being able to jell...

Titans TE Walker working against drunk driving

Delanie Walker says he heard about the car crash that left two people dead. What he didn't know until he stepped off a plane in San Francisco was that it involved family members he'd hugged only hours earlier at a team party after the Super Bowl. He didn't want to believe it until his mother told him his uncle's police badge had been found in the fiery wreckage....

Titans TE Walker comes off PUP list

Titans tight end Delanie Walker has passed his physical and been removed from the physically unable to perform list. The Titans announced Walker had been cleared Monday before practice. Walker was signed as a free agent this offseason from San Francisco to replace Jared Cook, who left for St. Louis. Walker had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee after the Titans wrapped up its...

2013 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: DE

We continue our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we approach the 2013 regular season with a look at the defensive ends. One thing approximately everybody who follows the Titans in any capacity can agree with is that the two starting defensive ends played entirely too much in 2012. One of those players managed a pretty good season, or at least a very encouraging...

Kenny Britt rests knees but says he feels great

Tennessee Titans receiver Kenny Britt enters the final year of his rookie contract and would like to reassure his team he is still the same player who put up big numbers before his 2011 ACL and MCL tear, according to the Associated Press. Britt had a subpar year least season after returning from season-ending knee surgery in 2011. Britt broke on the scene as a rookie in 2009, and...

Tennessee Titans second preseason game preview

The Tennessee Titans play their second game of the 2013 preseason tonight in Cincinnati against the Bengals. The game kicks off shortly after 6 PM CT and will be on the air wherever the Titans and Bengals have local preseason affiliates. Non-local fans like yours truly will have to wait for NFL Network's re-air on Sunday night/Monday morning or subscribe to the NFL's Preseason...

Titans Bernard Pollard Fined $10k for Late Hit

  The first fine of the NFL year goes to Titans Safety Bernard Pollard, who was fined $10,000 for a late hit out of bounds during the first preseason game. Bernard Pollard starts right off with a bang: Fined $10,000 for a late hit out of bounds in Preseason Game No. 1 — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 16, 2013

Tennessee Titans: 2013 Game-By-Game Predictions

After a subpar 6-10 record in 2012, the Tennessee Titans will look to improve in 2013. Through free agency and the draft, the Titans filled needs in the offensive line, defensive line, safety, and wide receiver.The defense really can not be any worse, after surrendering 471 points (29.4 per game) in 2012. Gregg Williams returns to the NFL from suspension to work alongside coordinator...
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