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2015 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: ST

After quarterback, running back, fullback, wide receiver, tight end, offensive tackle, guard, and center on offense, plus defensive line, outside linebacker, inside linebacker, cornerback, and safety on defense, the final stop on our position by position trip around the Tennessee Titans as we approach the 2015 regular season is a look at a position that’s not really...
Via Total Titans
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Titans look bad while losing badly to Chiefs

The press of other obligations meant I didn’t get to watch the game live, thus the late recap. Five days after controlling the second preseason game against the Rams, the Titans found the shoe on the other foot in Kansas City on Friday night. This time, it was the Chiefs that jumped out to the early lead, and never looked back for a 34-10 victory. Let’s do this by winners/positives...
Via Total Titans
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Titans miss practice, Mettenberger, McCluster sick

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) With a very short turnaround between preseason games, a handful of Titans got a break from practice Tuesday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt also kept backup quarterback Zach Mettenberger and running back Dexter McCluster away from the team to prevent any illness from spreading to the other players. A total of 10 Titans did not practice Tuesday. Kicker Ryan Succop's wife...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariota bounces back in win over Rams

Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback had an uneven debut in the team's preseason opener last week against the Atlanta Falcons, but Sunday night against the St. Louis Rams, the Heisman Trophy winner responded with a much better performance. Mariota was 5-of-8 passing for 59 yards and passer rating of 84.9. The No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft led the Titans on a scoring drive...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dexter McCluster: 'Just let me play'

After a season in which he failed to make an impact on offense, Tennessee Titans running back Dexter McCluster is hoping to get a chance to show what he can do. “I came in with high expectations for myself,” McCluster said, per the Tennessean. “But when it came to the games last year, I never really got a lot of opportunity to do much. I’m looking forward to that changing...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dexter McCluster wants the Titans to give him more opportunities and playing time

As the Tennessee Titans usher in a new era under quarterback Marcus Mariota, the organization plan to put playmakers around him. One of those playmakers was supposed to be running back Dexter McCluster, but things haven’t gone according to plan. McCluster signed with the Titans as a free agent and suppose to be a big part of their offense. Now with Mariota behind center, McCluster...
Via No Guts, No Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Titans Roster: Running Backs

I recently wrote that the Titans group of running backs is one of the least productive crews in the league. Not much has changed in the group over the offseason, which leads to asking whether or not they’ll improve in 2015. I think they’ll improve, but just how much is the question. That’s what we’ll be taking a look at today. Dexter McCluster View image | gettyimages...
Via TopSportsReport
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will Emerge as Titans Returners in 2015?

2014 was a down year for the Tennessee Titans return game. There was plenty of hope going into the season with veteran special teams ace Leon Washington returning for a second season, and the addition of electric punt returner Dexter McCluster.After playing five games with the Titans in 2013, which saw Washington average 30.1 yards per return and a long of 95 yards, Washington nearly...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Chris Johnson considering a reunion with the Titans?

Chris Johnson was one of the Tennessee Titans most prolific running backs in the post Eddie George era. Now, the former 2,000-yard rusher is without a home and looking for work anywhere he can find it. Is a CJ2K – Nashville reunion on the cards? The Titans’ have a rather lackluster depth chart at the running back position. Dexter McCluster is a play-specialized running back,...
Via EndZoneScore
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans will have a new backfield in 2015

Running back is a position of focus for the Tennessee Titans in the 2015 season. The Titans finished with the 26th best (worst) rush attack last season in the NFL.  Tennessee totaled 1,447 yards on the ground last season, averaging 90.4 yards per game. These statistics need to improve if the Titans want to contest for the AFC South crown. A solid rush attack will also help take...
Via EndZoneScore
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the Titans Positional Units

8. Running Backs (Bishop Sankey, Dexter McCluster, David Cobb) View image | gettyimages.com The Titans were one of the worst teams in the NFL last season when it came to running the football. Though it wasn’t much of a surprise considering the lackluster offensive line play the runners received, the Titans running backs performed poorly as a whole last season. Shonn...
Via TopSportsReport
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Dexter McCluster ever find his fit in Tennessee?

With an offense that was out-gained by their opponents in pretty much every offensive category you could think of in 2014, the Titans need potential weapons to step up. One of the Titans that can provide their offense with a certain spark or x-factor in 2015, could be the versatile Dexter McCluster. Titans RB Dexter McCluster needs to find his niche http://t.co/yPWQXsOQ1L #Titans...
Via cover32
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

De'Anthony Thomas Will Be Kansas City Chiefs' New X Factor

When the Kansas City Chiefs lost Dexter Mccluster in the 2014 off-season, the search was on for a dynamic player that could bring the team a spark. The following season didn't exactly fill the highlight reel, but it may have given us a preview of the next great game-changer in Arrowhead in De'Anthony Thomas.When Thomas was drafted in the 4th round by the Chiefs, he had already earned...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

My predicted Titans RB usage against the Titans’ actual running back usage

So, back before the regular season began, I wrote a bunch of things about the Tennessee Titans. Some of them ended up being relatively close to accurate. Others were quite inaccurate. Since it turned into a theme of sorts, I thought today I would look at my predictions for how the Titans would use their running backs versus how they actually did use their running backs. I don’t...
Via Total Titans
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans Place RB Dexter McCluster On I.R. & Promote WR Rico Richardson

The Tennessee Titans announced Thursday that they placed RB Dexter McCluster season-ending injured reserve and promoted WR Rico Richardson to their active roster ahead of tonight’s game. The #Titans placed RB Dexter McCluster (knee) on injured reserve & promoted WR Rico Richardson from the practice squad to the active roster. — Tennessee Titans (@TennesseeTitans) December...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans RB McCluster ruled out of game vs. Jaguars

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans running back Dexter McCluster won't play Thursday at Jacksonville because of a knee injury. McCluster was ruled out for the Jaguars game in an injury report released Wednesday. Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger has a sprained right shoulder and is listed as doubtful, with Charlie Whitehurst expected to start in his place. Offensive tackle...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Three matchups to watch when the Tennessee Titans take on the Colts

If the Tennessee Titans (1-2) plan to keep up with the Texans and the Colts in the race for the AFC South, they will have to hold their own in crucial divisional match ups. Week 4 marks the Titans’ first divisional game, on the road against the Indianapolis Colts (1-2). After starting 0-2, the Colts got its first big win last week against another divisional opponent, the Jacksonville...
Via cover32 - Titans
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans using 4 running backs to replace Johnson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Dexter McCluster could hear the Chiefs yelling, making sure each knew the speedster was on the field for the Titans. Rookie Bishop Sankey noticed defenders taking advantage of a timeout to see who Tennessee had in the huddle. Paying close attention is a must with the Titans using not one, two, three but four different running backs to replace Chris Johnson...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

McCluster appreciates that the Chiefs 'didn't try to blow smoke up my tail'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- No smoke. No baloney. No hard feelings, either. "It came down to the last minute," Dexter McCluster said Wednesday when asked about the Kansas City Chiefs, the only NFL organization -- and family -- he'd ever known until six months ago. "But one thing that I thanked them for was being honest. They didn't try to blow smoke up my tail." Short version: No. 22 preferred...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kansas City Chiefs rookie De’Anthony Thomas burns Bengals

One of the bigger question marks this season for the Kansas City Chiefs is how to replace the production of running back Dexter McCluster, who signed a three-year deal with the Titans back in March. Of course it wasn’t his work in the backfield that the Chiefs might be missing. During the 2013 season McCluster led all NFL punt returners with 686 return yards and two touchdowns...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans: He is Dexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster was brought into Tennessee to replace the explosiveness of Chris Johnson. He signed a three-year contract worth $12 million with $4.5 million in guaranteed money. And don’t forget this was all before Johnson was cut.McCluster gives the Titans more than Johnson did. Even if you don’t want to admit it, it’s true. He can return kickoffs and punts. He can line...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: RB

SELF-PROMOTIONAL ITEM: Football Outsiders Almanac 2014, a.k.a. “the annual Football Outsiders preview” or “that thing that kept me away from here from post-draft until a couple weeks ago,” is available for purchase. You can get the book in PDF form at Football Outsiders, while the print copy is currently available through CreateSpace and on Amazon proper. I did the Broncos...
Via Total Titans
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is the top fantasy football sleeper for the Tennessee Titans?

The Tennessee Titans training camp kicked off today, which means that the 2014 NFL season is so close we can almost taste it. That also means that another all-important season is about to begin: fantasy football. I know that some of you may not be fantasy football fanatics, but don’t you think it’s time that you got in on the craze? Over 30 million people play every year and...
Via cover32 - Titans
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Mettenberger sucker-punched by Alabama fan

Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger was sucker-punched over the weekend at a Nashville bar, reports The Tennessean. Steve Ford, owner of Losers Most Wanted Bar & Grill on Division Street told The Tennessean that Mettenberger was punched in the face but did not need medical attention. “Here’s the truth: The guy said something about ‘Roll Tide!’ to Zach...
Via Sports-Glory
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans To Employ Running Back By Committee?

  Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean writes that the Titans plan on using a running back by committee this season, though he believes that rookie RB Bishop Sankey “will be the busiest back.“ Wyatt notes that RB Dexter McCluster made the most of his opportunities during the offseason workouts, while RB Shonn Greene is no “slam dunk” to make the roster. Most teams employ some form...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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