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When it comes to drafting players, NFL teams must know everything there is to know about every player. Whether it be stats, measurable, off the field behavior, etc. EVERYTHING is under the microscope.So why do so many teams screw up first round draft picks?Teams can only do so much to gain insight on how a player will develop. The speed of the game is so much quicker than in college and some players can not catch on like they did in college. Some players peak in college, they hit their ceiling. Others simply get outplayed, they're not meant to be great NFL players. Then throw in the distractions that come along with being a high first round pick.Yes they may be that hard-working, selfless leader in college, but when they get to the pros things can change really quick. Before the rookie pay scale was implemented teams were giving first overall picks $50 million guaranteed (see Sam Bradford). With that type of money you can be set for life.The pressure is sometimes insurmount...
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Earlier today it was reported that the Bears are interested in going after Titans tight end Jared Cook when free agency kicks off next week. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network (via NFL.com), the Titans plan on doing all they can to re-sign Cook and not let him leave Tennessee. Although Cook is eager to test the market, the Titans aren’t prepared to let him walk without...
After the Titans made the decision to not apply their franchise tag to TE Jared Cook, it seems as though Cook will end up being among the most sought-after free agents in this year’s market.
Here are the latest notes regarding the market for Cook.
Ben Volin tweets that he expects to see the Dolphins show interest in signing Cook.
Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday that a source...
The Tennessee Titans have kept one of their pending free agents off the market, signing defensive end Keyunta Dawson to a one-year contract.
The Titans announced the deal Thursday. That leaves them with 16 players set to become free agents Tuesday.
Dawson originally signed with Tennessee last year, but the veteran played in the first three games of the season before a hamstring...
Naturally, since in yesterday's post I noted the Titans hadn't been very active in re-signing their own players, they went ahead and reupped two, re-signing kicker Rob Bironas and defensive end Keyunta Dawson. Bironas's deal is reportedly for $6.7 million over two years, while Dawson's is apparently another one-year deal for the league minimum.
As I noted in my...
Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Tennessee Titans
School: Boston College
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Having enjoyed a solid NFL career, Matt Hasselbeck’s days as being the lead quarterback for an NFL franchise seems to be fading. Rather than trying to lead the troops to victory he is now focusing more on grooming Jake Locker in hopes...
A 9-7 record in2011 under first-year coach Mike Munchak and the presumed development of second-year quarterback Jake Locker had fans and observers intrigued by the Tennessee Titans chances of a playoff run in 2012.
Injuries to Locker and several other key players quickly scuttled those hopes, however. And despite scoring 50 more points in 2012 than 2011, Tennessee’s defense collapsed...
Jason La Canfora reports that the Tennessee Titans have reached an agreement with K Rob Bironas on a two-year contract extension.
The Titans made it clear that they wanted to retain Bironas this offseason, so it’s not surprising to see them get this taken care of before NFL teams can begin meeting with free agents Saturday night.
Bironas, 35, saw his field goal percentage drop...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. In making the biggest move of the off-season thus far, the Tennessee Titans did nothing.
Coveted tight end Jared Cook did not receive the team's franchise tag by Monday's deadline for roster retention. Come Tuesday, should the Titans not be able to re-sign their 2009 third-round draft pick, Cook will enter the free-agency market.
This past weekend, Cook...
Jason La Canfora of CBS reports that Rob Bironas has inked a two-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.Fantasy Spin:Bironas' 80.6 percent success rate in 2012 was his lowest since 2006. His longest make this past season came from 53 yards out.