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Final Review for The Tennessee Titans Draft

The dust has finally settled after the 2015 NFL draft. As always the analysts, pundits and television networks are picking apart each and every draft selection even though none of the 256 kids drafted has even taken a snap yet. Giving a letter grade is virtuously impossible at this stage, however here is a review of all the Tennessee Titans picks as well as an alternate selection...
Via TopSportsReport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

News: After QB Jake Locker, who is the latest Tennessee Titan to hang ‘em up?

Most recently we have seen more players who are retiring from the NFL on their own terms and for their own reasons. The Tennessee Titans are no stranger to this concept after quarterback Jake Locker called it quits and now they have another member of their team that is the most recent to join the group of retirees. #Titans OLB Kamerion Wimbley has announced his retirement. https...
Via cover32
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans offered multiple picks, but stick with Marcus Mariota

Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster said other teams offered “multiple” picks to move up to the No. 2 spot.  But the Titans refused to budge and selected quarterback Marcus Mariota, who they think can turn around a team that went 2-14 in 2014. “It was going to be difficult to convince us to back out,” Webster said, per the Associated...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans select Marcus Mariota with No. 2 pick

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports The Tennessee Titans have selected quarterback Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-4 Mariota won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien National QB Award and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award with the Oregon Ducks last year.  The 21-year-old threw for 4,454 yards with 42 touchdowns and just four interceptions...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans 1st round options, Pick or trade?

This is second time the Tennessee Titans have the second overall pick in the NFL Draft which kicks off Thursday in Chicago. Multiple rumors have swirled around what the Titans will do with that pick. What should the Titans do? The team has struggled the last four seasons. The quarterback situation has been the hardest for the team since the departure of Vince Young. Jake Locker has...
Via EndZoneScore
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Do Titans Have Legitimate Interest in Marcus Mariota?

During the 2014 NFL season, fans of the league’s worst franchises were imploring their beloved teams to “Suck for the Duck.” Heck, a random Titans fan started the campaign on twitter. Now that the Titans are actually in the position to make many fans’ dreams a reality, do they even have any real interest in quarterback Marcus Mariota?The Titans have publicly backed incumbent...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Titans Biggest Draft Busts

The Tennessee Titans are a mere few weeks away from making a decision that could either rapidly accelerate the re-building process, or possibly set the team back another four years. With that in mind, here are five players that didn’t live up to their draft status.5. Andre Woolfolk CB: Round (1), Selection (28), Year (2003)Andre Woolfolk was selected in the first round of the 2003...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders' Schedule Ranked Eighth-Hardest in 2015

The new-look Oakland Raiders won't have much room for error in the 2015 regular season, at least according to ESPN's recently released NFL strength of schedule index.The list ranks the Raiders' schedule at No. 8, playing opposing teams with a combined win percentage of .545 from 2014. Oakland's opponents include all AFC and NFC North teams, as well as the New York Jets and Tennessee...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Locker Chronicle: The Fall of the Right-Handed Version of Steve Young

Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass in the fourth quarter during a game against the New York Giants at LP Field on December 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Giants defeated the Titans 36-7. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Jake Locker played in 30 games in his career, starting 23, and he threw for 4,967 yards with 27 touchdowns and 22 interceptions and...
Via The Sports Journal
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Borland's retirement brings out worst in NFL media

We've all seen this movie far too many times.  Some single kernel of news crosses the NFL wire and otherwise (presumably) intelligent writers wildly claw to be the first to paint a cornfield.  The NFL media arms race to be the most sage-y dot connector is the leading cause of a too-often poorly informed fan base.  Fans of this game and eager consumers of written NFL content deserve...
Via Football By Football
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Locker not planning to play baseball

When Jake Locker announced his surprising retirement from football on Tuesday, many instantly wondered whether he would pursue a career in professional baseball. Locker was a standout baseball player in high school and was twice drafted by the Angels (once 40th overall), who hold his rights through August. The Angels have said they have no...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL players are stepping away, avoiding long-term risks

In the matter of 24 hours, three prominent National Football League players retired. The eldest of the trio is 30 years old. San Francisco 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jason Worilds and Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker all decided to walk away from the game, citing various reasons. For Willis, 30, the choice was predicated off his health...
Via This Given Sunday
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Could retirements become a trend in NFL?

On the first official day of the 2015 NFL offseason, a lot of strange things happened. There were four trades involving Pro Bowl players and Pro Bowlers Ndamukong Suh, Jeremy Maclin, Darrelle Revis, Mike Iupati, Julius Thomas and Frank Gore changed teams. But the strangest thing that happened involved three players who won’t be playing football in 2015. On Tuesday, three separate...
Via This Given Sunday
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Locker Retires At Age 26 Rather Than Go Through NFL Free Agency

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jake Locker decided to retire from football rather than hit free agency after four seasons with the Tennessee Titans, saying he no longer has the “burning desire” needed to keep playing the game for a living. Locker wrote Tuesday in a statement released through his agent, Camron Hahn, that he decided to retire from the NFL at age...
Via NESN.com
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

QB Jake Locker retires, has no 'burning desire' to play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Quarterback Jake Locker is retiring from football rather than hit free agency after four NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans. He says in a statement that he no longer has the ''burning desire'' needed to keep playing the game for a living. The 26-year-old Locker wrote Tuesday in a statement released through his agent, Camron Hahn, that he decided to retire...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Locker's Retirement a Smart Move

Former Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker has announced that he has retired from the NFL.FOX Sports' Mike Garafolo released Locker's statement via Twitter:I am retiring from football after much reflection and discussion with my family. I will always be grateful for having had the opportunity to realize my childhood dream of playing in the NFL and for the lifelong relationships...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Locker announces retirement from the NFL

At only 26 years old, former Tennessee Titans’ quarterback Jake Locker has announced his retirement from the NFL. Jake Locker: “I’m retiring from football after much reflection and discussion with my family.Always grateful for having had the opportunity” — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2015   The announcement of Locker’s retirement comes along with several...
Via Sportsnaut
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Gone so soon? Jake Locker retires after four NFL seasons

Sometimes, people have just had enough. Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker has decided to retire after four seasons in the NFL. Locker released a statement on Tuesday. "I am retiring from football after much reflection and discussion with my family. I will always be grateful for having had the opportunity to realize my childhood dream of playing in the NFL and for the lifelong...
Via Fox Sports
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker makes shocking decision (Update)

The NFL is going crazy right now and Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker is making headlines as well. Wow. Jake Locker is retiring. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2015 Jake Locker: “I’m retiring from football after much reflection and discussion with my family.Always grateful for having had the opportunity” — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 10, 2015 Wow. Locker...
Via cover32
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Locker Retiring From The NFL

Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport both report that former Titans first-round pick QB Jake Locker is retiring from the NFL. Statement from Jake Locker: “I am retiring from football after much reflection and discussion with my family. I will always be grateful for having had the opportunity to realize my childhood dream of playing in ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Philadelphia Eagles really interested in Tarvaris Jackson and Jake Locker?

This one’s over my paygrade, so don’t ask why. According to a report by Geoff Mosher of CSN, the Philadelphia Eagles are interested in signing two mediocre backup-quality quarterbacks: Tarvaris Jackson and Jake Locker. Eagles free agency buzz, Part 2: What do internal discussions about Tarvaris Jackson mean about Chip's QB direction? http://t.co/2t9eSO124a — Geoff Mosher ...
Via cover32 - Eagles
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Save the Cap, Don't Sign a Quarterback

The Tennessee Titans did not get a good season from the quarterback position in 2014. In other news, water is wet. When you go 2-14, it is unlikely your team won't explore options to improve at every single position, including quarterback. The revolving door of Jake Locker, Charlie Whitehurst, and Zach Mettenberger was a mixed bag of results, with many more downs than ups. Locker...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears tagged as new home for former first round QB

NFL free agency is right around the corner.  With close to $30 million in salary cap space, the Chicago Bears are fully expected to do some shopping in hopes of upgrading their roster for 2015.  By all accounts every expert and fan sees them focusing on rebuilding a defense that has finished 30th or worse the past two seasons. However, there are some rumblings about whether or...
Via Sports Mockery
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans free agency preview: Tennessee needs to find a QB

Ken Whisenhunt's second season comes with the challenge of finding a franchise quarterback. With Jake Locker set to test free agency, second-year quarterback Zach Mettenberger could assume that role. That's if the Titans' brass doesn't spend the No. 2 overall pick on a rookie quarterback. Another avenue worth exploring is free agency. There are other areas of concern, however. Building...
Via Fox Sports
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Confident in Mettenberger, Titans may pass on QB at No. 2

The Tennessee Titans possess the second pick in the upcoming NFL draft, which makes choosing from top quarterback prospects Marcus Mariota and Jamesis Winston a distinct possibility. However, this may not be the direction the Titans plan to go with their prized No. 2 pick. Speaking highly of second-year quarterback Zach Mettenberger, assumptions are that the team may select a quarterback...
Via Sportsnaut
February 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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