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After covering the quarterbacks, running backs, fullbacks, and wide receivers, we now reach our last "skill positions" stop on our tour of the Tennessee Titans as we approach the start of the 2013 regular season, the tight ends.
Perhaps the most interesting imponderable of the 2013 Tennessee Titans offseason came when Jared Cook fought the franchise tag with an eye toward playing elsewhere. What if Cook had been willing to accept the tag? Would the Titans still have signed a big-money free agent tight end? Would they still have traded up to draft Justin Hunter? As I covered, the Titans began the offseason just concluded with some uncertainty at tight end, a question that became amplified when they failed to franchise Cook. As I chronicled when that happened, they had choices as to what type of tight end to add. It seemed likely they would add a major contributor, but would they look for another oversized wideout like Cook or more of a blocker? The player they added wou...
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Ryan Fitzpatrick is no longer with the Buffalo Bills, but that doesn’t stop him from talking to the guys in Buffalo and reminiscing on what could have been.
Fitzpatrick was signed by the Tennessee Titans to replace back up Matt Hasselbeck and serve as a second option to third-year quarterback Jake Locker.
Ultimately, it’s a make or break year for Jake Locker. He’s been noted...
Chris Johnson shared his excitement for the season in an interview with CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco. The 27 year old running back also talked about his age and hinted that he may still have something left in the tank Just don’t try and tell him he’s at that running back crossroads, where the body starts to slow, the speed isn’t what it was and the explosion is gone. “It’s...
Bernard Pollard remembers the moment well.
Tennessee and Chris Johnson were running all over his Kansas City Chiefs in October 2008, and he finally had it with Titans right tackle David Stewart. So both men put up their fists, ready to start swinging away. A photographer caught them in that moment, and Stewart put a copy of the photo in his locker as a keepsake of the near brawl...
QB Jake Locker (Tennessee)
Locker still has upside and he’s not proven either way with just 11 starts under his belt, but I didn’t think he’d become a franchise quarterback coming out of Washington and the Titans have not seemed confident in him this off-season, saying that a “major goal” is preventing Locker from “feeling overwhelmed.” The Titans have added Ryan Fitzpatrick...
NFL offenses are moving faster and faster, speeding up the tempo to take advantage of defenses. So the Tennessee Titans are trying to scratch out a precious few extra seconds.
They are practicing without the player-coach helmet communication system during training camp.
''That's just part of the process of getting better at what we're going to see a lot during the...
Since the Titans finished the 2008 season with an 11-3 record and a playoff birth, they have defined mediocracy. Their 29-35 record in those four seasons shows why it hurts the most to be mediocre in the NFL.
A string of #10-20 picks in the first round of the last four drafts have only fed into the mediocrity, but the Tennessee front office proved this offseason that they have had...
Next up on our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position is a look at the wide receiver position.
When I addressed the receivers back in February, I noted the Titans had all seven of their top receivers under contract and queried how much change we would see from a position group that, while disappointing in 2012, could be good. Beyond the usual assortment of mucking...
Next up on our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we approach the 2013 regular season is a look at the offensive tackle.
As I noted in the offseason look, you can basically write tackle names in pen for another year. Barring injury, Michael Roos will be the starting left tackle for the eighth consecutive season. I named him the Titans' offensive MVP...
Listen to former Alabama star Chance Warmack talk about his arrival at Tennessee Titans training camp and a little hazing that went along with it.
Bernard Pollard is extremely focused and ready to do battle for the Tennessee Titans.
Pollard enjoyed two highly successful seasons in Baltimore, even finally winning a Super Bowl in 2012. The Ravens cut him back in March for salary cap, and personality reasons, and Pollard hasn’t forgotten.
Pollard is using that release as motivation in Tennessee, and according to Albert...
Bernard Pollard wants to keep his job, and he has just the thing to keep himself motivated: a pink slip from his previous job.
The Tennessee Titans safety was released by the Balitmore Ravens in March, and he’s kept his termination letter in a very visible place — his locker in Nashville, Tenn. NFL.com reporter Albert Breer tweeted a photo of Pollard’s locker decoration, which...