Found August 17, 2012 on Checkdown Chatter:
It is amazing the difference a week makes. At the end of their first pre-season game Titan fans and those outside of Tennessee lined up to call out Chris Johnson, with the suggestion that he looked like the same disappointing CJ that we all say last year. But, in just week 2 of the preseason things look [...]

Tennessee Titans: Javon Ringer Better Option Than Chris Johnson

Money motivates.  Tennessee Titans running back, Javon Ringer, is in a contract year and looking to become a starter. Chris Johnson signed a $53 million contract with Tennessee in 2011, and his performace since isn't worth the price tag.  RInger is hungrier for a paycheck than Johnson this season and should legitimately be considered as the starting back for 2012, with Johnson...

Tennessee Titans second preseason game preview

The Tennessee Titans play their second preseason game of 2012 tonight in Tampa against the Buccaneers. The game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT and will air on the Titans and Bucs local preseason affiliates.Since it's the second preseason game, the Titans may have some idea of what the Bucs will try to do this game, but once again this game is much more about watching the Titans and...

T.J. Houshmandzadeh goes to bat for Chad Johnson

As he makes the rounds trying to catch on with another NFL team, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh has stepped up to vouch for the character of his former Bengals teammates Chad Johnson. To read this story please click the link below.

Braylon Edwards has finally found a true home in Seattle

Braylon Edwards has always been a talented receiver and as such he’s proven himself to be an enigma so far in the NFL. He’s made huge plays and saw his career jump off to a great start yet after leaving Cleveland he sputtered out in both New York with the Jets and in San Francisco. Now, it looks like he’s ready to go for his and he appears to be on the verge of his long-awaited...

Locker ready to make 1st NFL start at Tampa Bay

Jake Locker finally makes his first NFL start Friday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he's definitely looking forward to something he expects to be a lot of fun. The Tennessee Titans just hope he plays well enough to make take the decision on their starting quarterback out of their hands. ''We're running out of time,'' coach Mike Munchak said...

Bucs struggle to produce in preseason loss

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Johnson ran for two touchdowns and Rob Bironas kicked three field goals as the Tennessee Titans capitalized on some early turnovers to earn a 30-7 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday night. The Titans (No. 21 in the AP Pro32 rankings) got an early boost from their defense, capitalizing on two first-half turnovers by the Bucs (No. 26...

Video: Is Chris Johnson Back?

Who will Chris Johnson be this year? Will he be the running back he was last year when he ran for only 1,047 yds and 4 tds? Or will he bill the Chris Johnson of 2009, who was arguably the best RB in the league when he ran for 2,006 yds and 14 TD’s with s 5.6 yds per carry average. In 2009, he was the shifty back who would hit a hole and be gone. In 2010 and 2011 he just was just...

Raiders' Kelly rips Kolb after Cards' 31-27 win

It was bad enough for Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb that Oakland's Tommy Kelly sacked him in the end zone for a safety. What the Raiders defensive end had to say about Kolb after Oakland's 31-27 loss to the Cardinals Friday night probably hurt much worse. ''He is skittish. He is scared back there,'' Kelly said. ''Anytime anybody gets close to him...

Man shot in parking lot during Raiders-Cardinals game

Preseason football is comprised of exhibition games, a series of friendlies, if you will, between two teams gearing up before it starts counting for real. However, there was nothing at all friendly about what occurred in Arizona just hours ago. According to, a man was shot in the face during the third quarter of Friday night's game between the Raiders and Cardinals...

Tommy Kelly had plenty more to say about Kevin Kolb

AP During last night’s Cardinals – Raiders preseason game, Raiders defensive tackle Tommy Kelly yelled out during the game that Cardinals quarterback  Kevin Kolb is scared. Kelly had more to say about Kolb after the game. “He is skittish. He is scared back there,” Kelly said, via the Associated Press.  “Anytime anybody gets close to him he starts looking at the refs. ...

Raiders lay egg as Cards soar to 27-31 victory

The Oakland Raiders starting group struggled for the majority of the game against the Arizona Cardinals and injuries in addition to lack of depth are the Achilles heel of this Raiders football team. The number one issue during the game was the play of the offensive line as I previously wrote needed to improve in [...]
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