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Before the season, I had the Titans as a playoff team. I thought they had a very strong supporting cast and that Jake Locker would be an upgrade over Matt Hasselbeck, who took this team to 9-7 last year as nothing more than a game manager. I felt that Chris Johnson would continue his strong running from the 2nd half of last season (4.8 YPC in the final 8 games, as opposed to 3.0 YPC in his first 8) and that the addition of Kendall Wright and the re-addition of Kenny Britt to this receiving corps, as well as the continued maturity of receivers like Jared Cook and Nate Washington would make this a more explosive offense. I felt their depth at cornerback, the addition of Kamerion Wimbley and potential breakout of Derrick Morgan as much needed pass rushers, as well as the continued maturity of a 8th ranked scoring defense in 100 that had 6 of 11 starters in their 3rd year or younger, would counteract the loss of Cortland Finnegan at cornerback.
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The Tennessee Titans were thought to be one of the dark horse candidates for a playoff spot in the AFC but so far after two weeks of play, they have proved only their critics right.
Once a phenomenon, running back Chris Johnson continues to sputter out gaining just 21 yards over the first two games of the season.
Yesterday, Johnson should have been tuned up for a big day with Kenny...
The Tennessee Titans presumably drafted Kendall Wright in the 1st round with the hope that he would add a new dimension to their offense.
However Wright is slightly undersized and didn’t play in a complex offense at Baylor. His route running skills definitely need some work, but one area where he could help immediately would be to stretch the field. Wright is likely the fastest...
Chris Johnson has picked up right where he left off this season. Unfortunately for Titans fans and his fantasy owners, that is a very bad thing. Johnson had a down year in 2011 and vowed to bounce back with a vengeance in 2012. Unless carrying the ball 19 times for 21 yards is bouncing back, CJNoK is off to a brutal start.
The main issue has been the Titans offensive line. Johnson...
Dear Mr Johnson,When you were drafted to the Titans I was actually giddy. After seeing your blazing time during the 40 yard dash at the combine I had goosebumps when I thought about what you might be able to do for the Titans during your career. Flashes of Barry Sanders ran through my mind. When the Titans' first round pick came around and you were still on the board, I...
The NFL has started officially keeping track of player participation data and making it available to the media. Here's how the Titans lined up in Week 2.
Offense (42 total)
QB: Jake Locker 42
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 41, Quinn Johnson 3, Darius Reynaud 1
TE: Jared Cook 35, Craig Stevens 14, Taylor Thompson 2
WR: Damian Williams 39, Kendall Wright 34, Nate Washington...
The winless Tennessee Titans can only hope their recipe for success against NFC teams is strong enough to help them break out of their season-opening funk.
With Detroit and a loaded defensive line led by Ndamukong Suh coming to town Sunday, coach Mike Munchak knows one thing for sure: It could get ugly real fast if his Titans aren't ready.
''I think that's exactly...
Titans middle linebacker Colin McCarthy (ankle) is no longer wearing a walking boot, but that doesnt mean hes ready to get back on the field. He has not practiced since getting hurt against the Patriots on Sept. 9.
McCarthy wouldnt say if he has a high-ankle sprain: Its just the ankle, he said. I dont know what it is.
Indications are he still needs more time...
The Tennessee Titans have been outscored 72-23 so far this season. Defensive mistakes have been a huge reason for the poor start for the Titans, given they have had a tough schedule for the first two weeks, facing the New England Patriots and the San Diego Chargers.
Here's where they stand amongst the league's defenses' after the first two weeks.
Through two games, opposing quarterbacks have thrown for five touchdowns and one interception against the Titans, compiling a quarterback rating of 118.5 the fourth-highest in the league.
But Titans coach Mike Munchak said Monday he has no plans to make changes in the teams safety tandem of Michael Griffin and Robert Johnson.
Im sure well continue that way going into...
Perhaps it is the 0-2 start coinciding with Kenny Britt's knee getting healthier, but the Tennessee Titans look ready to incorporate the standout wide receiver into their offense more beginning this week.
Britt was suspended for the opener because of a DUI and was limited to around 19 snaps in his first game in nearly a year coming off three knee procedures, including an ACL...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Its been a rough start to the season for two of the most productive running backs in the NFL over the last five seasons, Atlantas Michael Turner and Tennessees Chris Johnson.
Between 2008 and 2011, no running gained more rushing yards than Johnsons 5,645 a crown, at this rate, that hell have trouble keeping on his head when the 2012 season has ended.
Vince Young is not only out of the NFL six years after being the third overall pick in the 2006 draft, but he is also out of funds, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Young, who was selected by the Tennessee Titans in '06 after leading the University of Texas to a national championship with an incredible performance in the Rose Bowl earlier that year, signed...
The Tennessee Titans have stumbled through a miserable start but are hoping to end that by continuing a trend.
The Titans have experienced a bevy of success in recent years against NFC foes, especially at home, but Sunday's game is against a Detroit Lions team that's eager to redeem itself following a missed opportunity.
After going 9-7 in coach Mike Munchak's inaugural...