Found July 11, 2012 on Gridiron Experts:
One of last season’s biggest fantasy football disappointments was the Tennessee Titans’ Chris Johnson. He was drafted in the top five in most fantasy drafts last season. He got off to a slow start and had an underwhelming 2011 year.Almost 1,500 yards from scrimmage looked good, but only four touchdowns killed many CJ2K owners. Is Johnson set up for a big bounce back season or will what we saw last year become the norm?At least one credible source feels Johnson will live up to his still high fantasy rankings in 2012 – long-time Titans head coach Jeff Fisher.We at Gridiron Experts agree with Fisher. Johnson is ranked by our writers as the fifth best running back in the league in 2012 and might even see a boost as we prep for our updated rankings for July 15th. Although don’t take our word for it, take it from one of the top coaches in the National Football League.Fisher, who is beginning his first season as head coach of the St. Louis Rams, claimed a number of factors went into Johnso...

Peyton Manning turned down 25 million dollar per year offer from Titans

Before he signed with the Broncos, the Tennessee Titans were the other major suitor for Peyton Manning. The Titans were able to offer Manning the opportunity to return to the state where he played his college ball, a lifetime contract, and a substantial salary. Up until now, however, it had not been known how substantial that salary was. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the...

Titans have not begun extension talks with Jared Cook

According to Titan Insider, the team has not opened extension talks with Jared Cook, as the tight end heads into his contract year. A 2nd round pick in 2009, Cook has always had endless potential, running a 4.49 40 at 6-5 246, the fastest 40 time of any tight end since Vernon Davis. However, he has struggled to put it all together. Last year was definitely his best year by far as...

How the Titans were intercepted in 2011, part one

Self-Publicity Note: The PDF version of Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 is slated to go on sale on Tuesday at the FO site, along with our KUBIAK fantasy football projections (which includes very regular updates through the start of the regular season). The actual physical book and a Kindle version (new for this year) will be available later this month. Unlike the past two seasons...

Titans’ Derrick Morgan no longer wearing a knee brace

Derrick Morgan was the 16th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and had high expectations after 55 tackles, 18.5 for loss, and 12.5 sacks in his final year at Georgia Tech. However, with just 5 career sacks in 2 years, Morgan is now better known as the guy who was selected one pick after Jason Pierre Paul. Morgan missed most of his rookie season with a torn ACL and managed just 2...

Camp preview: Titans, Cardinals

To get you fully prepared for the unofficial start of the 2012 NFL season, we're ranking every team from worst to first in the weeks leading up to the opening of training camps. Every day, we'll be previewing two teams, one from each conference, analyzing them from top to bottom and giving you all you need to know to be an informed fan. What's the major storyline heading...

How the Titans intercepted the ball in 2011, part one

After a little series on how the Titans were intercepted in 2011, it's time to look at the defensive side of the ball and how the Titans intercepted the opposing team in 2011.As I noted in that series, interception rates tend to fluctuate a bit. The Titans came out at 3.5%, +0.7% relative to league average in 2008. In 2009, they came out at 3.3%, +0.2% relative to league average...

How the Titans were intercepted in 2011, part two

Self-Publicity Notes: (1) The PDF version Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 is now on sale at FO's web store, along with our customizable KUBAIK fantasy football projections. Physical copies of the book are coming later, as is the Kindle version.(2) I'm going to be on the Bros Going Hard show on Tennessee Sports Radio in Knoxville (1180 AM), today (Wednesday) at 6:15 PM ET...
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