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How the Titans Targeted Their Receivers in 2014

After last week’s look at running back usage, I thought I should look at how the Titans used their other non-quarterback offensive “skill position” players. Since outside of Kendall Wright they did not get any carries, I will begin with a chart. Player Targets Overall Target % Active Target % Kris Durham112.1%5.6% Derek Hagan366.7%6.7% Justin Hunter7013.1%17.7% Nate Washington7814...
Via Total Titans
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans Review: Running Backs

In this week’s edition of positional review for the Tennessee Titans, I bring to you the running backs.The Titans had a pretty lackluster season overall, and the run game was no exception. With so many troubles plaguing the passing game, Titans fans could only hope that the run game would pick up the offensive slack this season. Needless to say, that did not happen.Going into 2014...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans Snap Report: Offense

I posted weekly snap reports during the season, but now that the season is over I thought it would be useful to take a look at how many snaps each player played on each side of the ball, to look for trends over the course of the season. There will be two posts on this, first on the offense and then on the defense. Both will go position by position. Quarterback For other positions...
Via Total Titans
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans keep draft position intact by blowing lead to Jaguars, lose 21-13

It was a dog of a game, subjected to national ridicule and promoted as little as any prime time game in recent memory. It ended up being one of the most competitive Thursday Night Football games of the season, within one score for most of the game and in some doubt until the final play, when the Titans failed to force overtime. In the end, the Jaguars walked away with a 21-13 victory...
Via Total Titans
December 19, 2014  |  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

2014 Week 16: Titans Fantasy Football Preview vs. Jaguars

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...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 17, 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

Tennessee Titans 2014 Week 12 Snap Report

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...
Via Total Titans
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans rolled by Eagles, 43-24

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...
Via Total Titans
November 23, 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

Bishop Sankey up to No. 2 on Titans depth chart at RB

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...
Via Tireball.com
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Fantasy Football Outlook

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...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: ST

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...
Via Total Titans
August 19, 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

Tennessee Titans Training Camp Preview: Special Teams

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. Previously: Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers Tight Ends Offensive Line Defensive Line Linebackers Defensive Backs Safeties Today’s preview focuses...
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

Rewind: Tennessee Titans Camp Previews, Bishop Sankey legend continues

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Tennessee Titans this week along with national featured columns you may enjoy. Tennessee Titans - Tennessee Titans Training Camp Preview: Quarterbacks (READ) - Quotable Monday: Bishop Sankey, Dexter McCluster solid fantasy football options (READ) - 5 Pro Bowl candidates for...
Via cover32 - Titans
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten Tennessee Titans Fantasy Football Team Names

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...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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