2014 Week 16: Titans at Jaguars PreviewOnce again, the Tennessee Titans’ roster gets cut down, with quarterback Jake Locker being sent to the injured reserve for his final time as a Tennessee Titan. Charlie Whitehurst will start at quarterback on Thursday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, with rookie Zach Mettenberger doubtful to return with a shoulder injury. The Titans will be...
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...
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According to the NFL’s official player participation information, here’s how the Tennessee Titans lined up in yesterday’s 16-11 loss to the New York Jets:
Offense (68 total)
QB: Charlie Whitehurst 43, Jake Locker 25
RB/FB: Shonn Greene 24, Leon Washington 24, Dexter McCluster 21, Bishop Sankey 12, Jackie Battle 10
TE: Delanie Walker 62, Chase Coffman 17, Brett Brackett 16
According to the NFL’s official player participation information, here’s how the Tennessee Titans lined up in yesterday’s 45-21 loss to the Houston Texans:
Offense (62 total)
QB: Zach Mettenberger 35, Jake Locker 27
RB/FB: Dexter McCluster 33, Bishop Sankey 21, Jackie Battle 5, Shonn Greene 4, Leon Washington 4
TE: Delanie Walker 54, Brett Brackett 12, Chase Coffman 5
According to the NFL’s official player participation information, here’s how the Tennessee Titans lined up in yesterday’s 43-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles:
Offense (68 total)
QB: Zach Mettenberger 68
RB/FB: Dexter McCluster 26, Bishop Sankey 22, Shonn Greene 9, Jackie Battle 8, Leon Washington 8, Antonio Andrews 6
TE: Delanie Walker 49, Brett Brackett 26, Chase Coffman...
It started ugly early and never really got that much better. The Eagles took the opening kickoff 107 yards for lead just 13 seconds into the game. Following a quick three-and-out, an efficient scoring drive made it 14-0 4:16 in. After four three-and-outs to start the game, the Titans would finally get the first of their chunk plays in the pass game following a Mark Sanchez interception...
Titans running back Bishop Sankey ran well on the first drive, but doesn't see enough work to be fantasy worthy.Fantasy Spin:The Titans run Dexter McCluster and Shonn Greene in and out of the lineup too often. Sankey ended up with aa carries and one reception for a combined 45 yards and a touchdown. Until he sees more work, he has limited upside.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans are literally running into a problem with their offense.
So far, they haven't been able to run the ball effectively, and the offense hasn't stayed on the field long enough for any of the rushers in their running back-by-committee to really produce.
The Titans have only four touchdowns rushing with running backs scoring two of those. They...
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November 06, 2014
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...
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...
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September 12, 2014
On September 7th, the Chiefs will play their first meaningful game in 7 months. Their opponent? The Tennessee Titans, who look to take the next step in the AFC South under their new head coach Ken Whisenhunt. The Chiefs are at home on Sunday, and kickoff is at 1pm ET, or 12 CT.
The last time these two teams played, Geoff Schwartz, Jon Asamoah, Branden Albert, Dexter McCluster...
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...
The Tennessee Titans have moved rookie Bishop Sankey up to the No. 2 spot on the depth chart at running back.
Sankey remains behind Shonn Green but is now ahead of Dexter McCluster. All three backs figure to get a share of the carries for the Titans as the season beings with Green getting the most for now.
While there were some concerns about Sankey’s ability to hold onto the football...
For the first time since the 2007 season, someone not named Chris Johnson will lead the Tennessee Titans in rushing yards. Will it be rookie Bishop Sankey, the Titans 2nd round pick out of Washington, or will it be veteran Shonn Greene, who saw just 77 carries last season backing up Johnson? The RB production will most likely be just fine, but it is a crucial season for QB Jake...
Programming note: I’m back from my mini-vacation and still catching up on things. Second preseason game review tomorrow, then back to the regular grind.
We interrupt the ongoing series defensive part of our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we approach the 2014 regular season with a look at the special teams units.
I mention this every time I do this positional...
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...
According to Terry McCormick of TitansInsider.com, Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said Shonn Greene is the No. 1 running back right now because he's the most experienced.Fantasy Spin:Rookie Bishop Sankey is listed third on the depth chart after Dexter McCluster. The Titans will likely open with a backfield committee, but Sankey should move ahead of Greene eventually.
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...
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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...
As training camp approaches, it means the Tennessee Titans move one day closer to the preseason, and eventually the regular season. As we inch further throughout the offseason, every day we will feature a training camp preview.
Today’s preview focuses...
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...
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...
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Picking your fantasy football team’s name can be very difficult, especially as a Tennessee Titans fan. Colin Kaepernick and J.J. Watt are two of the easiest names to use for your fantasy football team. But you don’t want to use other teams’ stars to be in the name of your championship team. You want to represent the two-toned blue, right?It was a lot easier in 2013 when you...