Found July 02, 2012 on Total Titans:
I'll be back to substantive blogging later this week, but wanted to highlight something on the Titans' rookie class. The great Greg Cosell of NFL Films, best known as the executive producer of ESPN's NFL Matchup show, does a regular podcast with Doug Farrar, formerly a compadre of mine at Football Outsiders and now the man in charge of Yahoo's Shutdown Corner blog. They've been covering the rookie draft classes around the NFL, and the latest episode covers the Titans and the rest of the AFC South.There's a lot of good stuff in there, and the discussion on Kendall Wright and what he means to the offense, in context of slot receivers (see point four in my morning after post on Wright), is worth a post of its own. There's an excerpt in the SC post from Greg and Doug's discussion, so I'll leave you with that for now and highlight Greg observations on the other Titans picks, some of which are familar, and some of which were novel to me:Zach Brown: Cose...

More on the Titans' rookies, including the Zach Brown puzzle

After yesterday's post highlighting Greg Cosell's comments, I wanted to write more on the Titans' rookies before moving on to how the Titans sacked the quarterback in 2011, including highlighting some comments I collected around the time of the draft and haven't had a chance to incorporate into a post yet.The place to start is with Zach Brown. Cosell's comments...

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Titans believe rookie Thompson could be next Gronkowski

(Credit: Associated Press) With the emergence of Gronkowski and Jimmy Graham in New Orleans, teams across the NFL trying to find a dynamic tight end of their own that can be considered the second best receiver on the team. The Tennessee Titans used their fifth-round pick in April on Taylor Thompson, a 6-foot-6, 290-pound defensive end at SMU who has been converted to tight end...

Jeff Fisher: CJ2K will be back this year

(Credit: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Jeff Fisher, the former Titans coach of seventeen years, has a few thoughts on current Titans running back, Chris Johnson’s previous season. Fisher, the current Saint Louis Rams coach, believes last year was a fluke and that fans should delete last year from their memory. “I didn’t watch all that much of him last year, but that kind of thing...

Greg Cosell says Ryan Mathews can be a “top five guy”

The San Diego Chargers have not kept it much of a secret that this year they will rely on Ryan Matthews more than in year’s past. With Darren Sproles and Mike Tolbert gone, Norv Turner is expecting big things from Matthews in 2012. In late May, Turner spoke with the San Diego Union-Tribune on Matthews. “I personally think he’s ready to take that next step,” Turner said,...
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