Houston's O'Brien earns low marks in NFL coach rankings

Guiding a team that finished with the worst record in the NFL a season before to a 9-7 record with instability at quarterback and the loss of the top pick in the draft might seem impressive. Yet despite what Bill O'Brien was able to accomplish in his first season as head coach of the Houston Texans, one expert apparently isn't easily impressed.NFL Media analyst Elliot Harrison released...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy: Who to Draft First: Bishop Sankey or David Cobb?

In the 2014 offseason, Ken Whisenhunt made a coaching decision that would indicate a bigger role of the running game for the Tennessee Titans in 2015. He promoted then-offensive line coach Mike Mularkey to Assistant Head Coach with the specific role of developing the Titans' running game.This promotion by Whisenhunt was a smart move, one of few that he had in terms of play-calling...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Two major concerns for the Tennessee Titans following OTAs and minicamp

OTAs and minicamp are ways for NFL teams to figure out exactly what they have as far as their personnel is concerned. These practices allow the coaching staffs to begin piecing together the puzzle that will eventually be their 53-man rosters and depth charts. The most important part of OTAs for the players is their availability. A team that goes into OTAs and minicamp with full participation...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Marcus Mariota, Tom Brady, Rams & Redskins

Marcus Mariota Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt mentioned that their offense will give No. 2 overall pick QB Marcus Mariota similar opportunities to what the Seahawks have done with Russell Wilson. “The league does a good job trying to protect quarterbacks, but any time a quarterback takes off with the ball there’s a risk,” Whisenhunt said, via the Tennessean. ... The post NFL Notes...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Tennessee Titans Officially Sign Marcus Mariota?

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota (8) throws a pass during NFL football minicamp, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Nashville, Tenn. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt is at right. Mariota is wrapping up his first NFL offseason in the Titans’ three-day minicamp. (Mandatory Credit: Mark Humphrey/AP) The Tennessee Titans’ July 30 training camp date is approaching fast, but probably...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans debate how much Mariota should run

Marcus Mariota's talent running the football is evident, but as the former Heisman Trophy winner prepares for this first season in the NFL, the Tennessee Titans must decide how best to utilize their prized rookie quarterback. Mariota scored 29 rushing touchdowns in college at Oregon and the Titans intend to use his running skills to help diversify their offense. The challenge for...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Dorial Green-Beckham keeping busy during break

Before sending the Tennessee Titans on their way for a six-week break, head coach Ken Whisenhunt reminded his players the importance of staying out of trouble. Rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham said he's is taking the coach's message to heart and making good use of the time off. "We know that we're being watched for everything we do," Green-Beckham said, via the Tennessean...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFLPA looking at Titans' release of Thompson

The Tennessee Titans' decision to release tight end Taylor Thompson has caught the attention of the NFLPA, according to a report. ESPN's Adam Caplan says the NFLPA is looking into Thompson's release. The veteran said he's still dealing with a knee issue that sidelined him most of last season, but the team waived him last Thursday without an injury designation.  A fifth-round draft...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans expect to be healthy at center by training camp

Injuries up front forced the Tennessee Titans to improvise at center during the team's offseason program, but head coach Ken Whisenhunt expects the situation to improve by the start of training camp. The Titans have been without starter Brian Schwenke and rookie Andy Gallik, both of whom are dealing with hamstrings. Second-year player Gabe Ikard missed time with a knee injury as...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach says Titans look improved, need to show it on field

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Coach Ken Whisenhunt believes a Tennessee's revamped and younger roster makes the Titans an improved football team. Tight end Delanie Walker says the Titans certainly are better than a year ago when they went 2-14, noting Thursday that they should be at least a .500 team this season. Now Whisenhunt will wait until training camp to see how much the Titans have...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Whisenhunt puzzled by tight end's injury

The last time Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt saw Taylor Thompson, the tight end seemed healthy and recovered from a season-ending knee injury suffered in Week 3 last year. This week, that appears not to be the case. Thompson is sitting out of Tennessee's mandatory minicamp this week after saying he continue to have issues with his knee. That came as news Whisenhunt. ...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans TE Thompson lands in Whisenhunt's doghouse

Tennessee Titans tight end Taylor Thompson, who has missed much of the team's offseason program as he deals with a knee injury, was in Nashville on Tuesday in time for the start of the team's mandatory minicamp. Unfortunately for Thompson, he was a supposed to arrive on Monday for a physical and didn't make it. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Thompson said his flight was...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans HC Ken Whisenhunt is showing a bit more openness with the media

The Titans are looking to overcome one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history last year, finishing 2-14. Ken Whisenhunt is going into his second season as the team’s head coach and already members of the media are noticing a change in his responses to the media. Among them, witnessing it up-close, is Titans writer for Paul Kuharsky. Ken Whisenhunt coming...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans' rookie Blackson enjoying position

Going from playing in a 4-3 defensive alignment in college to a 3-4 defense in the NFL has meant a position switch for Tennessee Titans rookie Angelo Blackson. The fourth-round pick out of Auburn, who played defensive tackle in college is now a defensive end with the Titans. So far, he said he's enjoying the move."It hasn't really been all that difficult. For me, the (defensive...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Green-Beckham, Titans not worried about injury

The hamstring injury that has bothered Tennessee Titans' rookie wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham throughout his early professional career isn't causing much concern among the player or the team. Green-Beckham, Tennessee's second-round pick, hurt his hamstring during the team's rookie minicamp and then aggravated the injury early in OTAs. He's been held out of practice since. "It...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans CB Perrish Cox fitting in nicely

Cornerback Perrish Cox has arrived in Tennessee with an opportunity.  Last year's starter, Blidi Wreh-Wilson, is out, recovering from shoulder surgery. That's given Cox, who signed with the Titans as free agent, a chance to start in OTAs opposite Jason McCourty.  So far head coach Ken Whisenhunt has liked what he's seen from Cox. "He’s done a nice job," Whisenhunt said, according...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans working to run better with Mariota, other draft picks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Of the many items on Tennessee's needs improvement list, nothing may be higher offensively than running the ball better. It's a topic coach Ken Whisenhunt has repeatedly mentioned this offseason, a not so subtle message for an offense that can stand to improve across the board. The Titans certainly have done what they could to address the running game by drafting...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ken Whisenhunt to Justin Hunter: “Either get it or you won’t be in this league anymore”

Tennessee Titans WR Justin Hunter has always had the potential to be one of the top WRs in the NFL. The problem is getting him to realize that potential and now it seems like the Titans are losing patience with him. Hunter is entering his third season and it is now put up or shut time for the former Tennessee Volunteer. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt says that Hunter has been good this...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Whisenhunt issues warning to Justin Hunter

If Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter wasn't previously aware 2015 is a make-or-break season, he is now. Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt offered a point assessment of the third-year player last week. "At some point, you either get it or you won't be in this league anymore," Whisenhunt said, according to David Climer of the Tennessean. "That's the natural order of the NFL...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans Head Coach on Justin Hunter: “Either Get It or You Won’t Be in This League Anymore”

Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt had some frank remarks regarding third-year wide receiver Justin Hunter, who has failed to impress in his first two seasons with the team. After praising what he’s seen from Hunter during the team’s offseason activities, Tennessee’s head coach threw in one major caveat: “At some point, you either get it or you won’t be in this...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ken Whisenhunt has harsh words for Justin Hunter

Former Vol and second round pick Justin Hunter’s time may be coming to an end in Tennessee. He has clearly fallen out of favor with head coach Ken Whisenhunt who had some harsh words for him: “At some point, you either get it or you won’t be in this league anymore. That’s the natural order of the NFL.” Hunter is blessed with physical traits that others would kill to...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans strength coach is his own breed when it comes to crazy

Tennessee Titans strength and conditioning coach Steve Watterson has held his same position for over two decades, this season will be his 29th. That alone presents the idea that he is very good at what he does. Not only that, he fits the prototypical mold of a strength coach in the NFL, his latest story is so nuts that it makes you wonder if he shares the insanity of most coaches...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Shonn Greene still a no-show at Titans OTAs

Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene, who missed the team's first OTA session earlier in May, was once again absent for Tuesday's session.Greene has not taken part in any of the team's voluntary offseason training and was the only healthy veteran missing on Tuesday."Obviously we'd like to have him here," Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said, via John Glennon of the Tennessean....
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking: Tennessee Titans have big concerns as DGB goes down

With the Titans kicking off OTAs today, a big concern has already come up and it’s one that involves recently drafted Dorial Green-Beckham. Prior to this week’s OTAs, DGB tweeked his hamstring in the Titans rookie mini-camp and it seems the injury is already bothering him again. Hamstring strain limiting #Titans' Dorial Green-Beckham:
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Week 1 starters: Tennessee Titans

OTAs are approaching, and while there is always the possibility of camp warriors and injuries, it is fun to guestimate who shall be the week one starters on each NFL Team. The Tennessee Titans held the number two overall pick this previous draft, and took a player that wasn’t exactly a need, nor a scheme fit. They were a no-name team ever since the departure of Jeff Fisher, and...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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