Found October 27, 2012 on
Taking Bad Schotz:
“The Freak,” “Air McNair,” and good old Eddie George. The days have passed since the Music City Miracle. Far from it, actually. The Tennessee Titans have had some troubles since their noted run to the Super Bowl. A few 10-win seasons here and there, but the Titans haven’t broken the double digit mark since 2008. Chris Johnson, the Titans’ star running back out of East Carolina, had a mediocre season last year and showed signs of a dismal beginning this year. Jake Locker, the Titans’ supposed future, was knocked out in the fourth game this year due to a shoulder injury, the same one he had trouble with earlier in the season. But wait, the Titans have won two games in a row and will play the Indianapolis Colts this weekend for a chance at .500. And why is that? The backup quarterback, Matt Hasselback, has taken the reigns of the Titans yet again. In the three games that Hasselback has started, the Titans have gone 2-1. Is this because Hasselback superior quarterback with a better skil...
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The Indianapolis Colts' run defense has been more of a picket fence than a stone wall thus far this season. Through six games, the Colts are giving up over 140 yards per game on the ground, seventh worst in the NFL. Their 4.8 yards per carry allowed is fifth worst.
It's not like the Colts have been facing the NFL's dregs, however. Adrian Peterson, Maurice Jones...
The Titans are under the radar but winning games here and there. They have talent on both sides of the ball, they just don't have an exciting team.
Here's a look at their remaining schedule, predictions and the rest of their division.
Indy - Win
Chi - L
@ Mia - L
@ Jax - W
Houston - L
@Indy - W
Jets - Win
@ GB - L
Jax - W
The Titans need to get...
Running back Javon Ringer was placed on season-ending injured reserve by the Tennessee Titans with a torn ACL. Chris Johnson's primary backup, Ringer dealt with an infection in his arm earlier this season before suffering the knee injury during a loss to the Minnesota Vikings. He finishes the 2012 season with just two carries for 14 yards. Ringer has 486 career rushing yards...
Andrew Luck continues to resemble the man he replaced in Indianapolis. The first overall pick in the 2012 draft has become the face of the Colts and that continued on Sunday.
On the first drive of overtime Luck found Vick Ballard for a 16 yard touchdown which gave the Colts a 19-13 win.
The Colts trailed until late in the fourth. A one-yard Delone Carter run tied the score up at...
Colts cornerback Vontae Davis sprained his left knee against Tennessee, and the Titans had two offensive linemen hurt on the same play.
Davis went down defending Chris Johnson on a run on the opening drive. He stayed on the field for a couple minutes before walking off, and his return is questionable. He was replaced by Cassius Vaughn.
Later in the drive, right tackle David Stewart...
The Tennessee Titans had their chances to win, and should have won, but fell to the Indianapolis Colts 19-13 in overtime. Frankly, I wasn't surprised by the loss but was surprised at the way(s) the Titans lost - I was expecting a high-scoring game, something along the lines of 38-35.
The game was not particularly well officiated - there were some questionable...
The Colts take a trip down to Nashville this week, looking to earn their first road win of the season. The Titans are favored by 3 1/2 points, according to SportsBetting.ag, and generally the home team gets spotted three points in any contest. So, despite having a superior record (by half a game) and more than twice as good of a point differential, Vegas still says the Colts are...
I've had a chance to go through the all-22 from the win over the Bills, and what follows is a melange of my thoughts on the various plays from the game.
1. Chris Johnson's yards gained were overwhelming a function of good blocking by the offensive line. If he had 195 yards, any of the top 50 or so backs in the NFL with sufficient speed could have had at least...