With Leon Washington no longer with the Tennessee Titans, the team is in the market for someone to handle kick returns in 2015.Â On Wednesday, head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team has three candidates in mind to replace Washington.
Wide receiver Jacoby Ford and running backs Dexter McCluster and Antonio Andrews will compete for the job in training camp.
"We'll look at a lot ofÂ...
Punt Return Gig Is Wide Open
One area I think the Seattle Seahawks regressed in 2014 was on special teams, specifically on punt returns.Â When Golden Tate left for greener pastures and greener wallets in Detroit the Seahawks really never came up with a good solution to replace Tate returning punts.
Before Tate, it was Leon Washington, who might be the best returner the Seahawks...
It's pretty clear that the Titans need an upgrade a running back. The combination of Shonn Greene, Bishop Sankey, Dexter McCluster and Leon Washington simply did not get the job done last season. As a team, the Titans ranked just 26th in total rushing yards, accumulating 1,447 yards on the ground.With youth at quarterback, consistency within the run game is a must. Whether it's Zach...
A week of furious activity for the New York Jets was probably completed last night, as the Jets finalized a deal with former Chargers safety Marcus Gilchrist. They now have an estimated $10-12 million of cap space left, per Jason at OverTheCap.com. By my estimation, the Jets entered the off-season with these holes to fillâ€¦
The Jets still need a blocking tight end, another wide...
| gettyimages.com The Tennessee Titans face a very important off season for the franchise. The Titans are coming off their worse season since moving to Nashville and have been very mediocre since their 13-3 record in 2008. The Titans have already made some off season moves, most notably hiring legendary coach Dick Lebeau. It is no secret that many players admire Lebeau...
After our customary first stop at quarterback, our next stop as we travel around the Tennessee Titans position by position heading into the 2015 offseason is a look at the running back position.
For the previous five seasons, the story of the Titans at running back was simple: it was the story of Chris Johnson. 2014 brought his departure and the change to a committee. Instead of...
After last weekâ€™s look at running back usage, I thought I should look at how the Titans used their other non-quarterback offensive â€śskill positionâ€ť players.
Since outside of Kendall Wright they did not get any carries, I will begin with a chart.
Player Targets Overall Target % Active Target %
From 2002-05, there was no player Florida State looked to more often in short yardage situations than Tallahassee native and fullback James Coleman. Coleman finished his Florida State career with just a 2.6 yards-per-carry average, but scored seven touchdowns over his final two seasons including the lone Seminole touchdown in a 10-7 victory over Miami on Labor Day in 2005 to snap...
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.
According to the NFLâ€™s official player participation information, hereâ€™s how the Tennessee Titans lined up in yesterdayâ€™s season-ending 27-10 loss to the Colts:
OffenseÂ (60 total)
QB: Charlie Whitehurst 55, Jordan Palmer 5
RB/FB: Leon Washington 24, Shonn Greene 20, Bishop Sankey 13, Antonio Andrews 6, Jackie Battle 2
TE: Delanie Walker 58, Matthew Mulligan 17, Chase Coffman...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Ground it down to any statistic, and the Tennessee Titans haven't been able to run the ball well at all this season.
They are assured of finishing without a 1,000-yard rusher for the first time since 2005. They rank 28th in the NFL, averaging only 87 yards a game, and are 23rd averaging 3.9 yards per carry. Nobody has run for 100 yards in a single game with...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014
2014 Week 17: Titans vs. Colts PreviewIt is the end of the 2014 NFL season. For you and the Tennessee Titans, this may be a good thing. In the Titansâ€™ case, it is because their nightmare season can finally end; however, you may be on the verge of winning your fantasy football league.The New England Patriots are the only team into a playoff spot this season; therefore, 31 teams...
According to the NFLâ€™s official player participation information, hereâ€™s how the Tennessee Titans lined up in yesterdayâ€™s 21-13 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars:
Offense (67 total)
QB: Charlie Whitehurst 67
RB/FB: Leon Washington 30, Bishop Sankey 23, Shonn Greene 14, Jackie Battle 6
TE: Delanie Walker 64, Matthew Mulligan 16, Chase Coffman 7
WR: Nate Washington 61, Derek Hagan...
Leon Washington at one time was the guy you wanted to watch every time he got his hands on the ball, but that's not the case so much anymore. He's not lightning in a bottle like he used to be, but he is still a capable return man/running back. H just needs a chance to prove it.He got just such a chance Thursday night against the Jaguars, and even got the Titans on the board first...
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...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Third-string quarterback Charlie Whitehurst led the Tennessee Titans to a place they had not been all year - the end zone on their opening possession.
Whitehurst completed all six of his passes and capped an 84-yard drive with a 8-yard scoring pass to Jacksonville native Leon Washington as the Titans built a 7-0 lead after one quarter.
Whitehurst is filling...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2014
According to the NFLâ€™s official player participation information, hereâ€™s how the Tennessee Titans lined up in yesterdayâ€™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
With a pair of 2-11 teams facing off at LP Field, it seemed like ugly football was on the menu. Ugly football was what the Tennessee Titans and the New York Jets delivered. Contrary to what could have happened, though, it was a surprisingly compelling slopfest. Neither team led by more than five points at any time in the game, and it went down to the final play. The Titans had two...
According to the NFLâ€™s official player participation information, hereâ€™s how the Tennessee Titans lined up in yesterdayâ€™s 36-7 loss to the New York Giants:
Offense (58 total)
QB: Zach Mettenberger 41, Jake Locker 17
RB/FB: Leon Washington 32, Bishop Sankey 24, Dexter McCluster 5, Antonio Andrews 2, Jackie Battle 2
TE: Delanie Walker 56, Brett Brackett 8, Chase Coffman 3
According to the NFLâ€™s official player participation information, hereâ€™s how the Tennessee Titans lined up in yesterdayâ€™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 NFLâ€™s official player participation information, hereâ€™s how the Tennessee Titans lined up in yesterdayâ€™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...
According to the NFLâ€™s official player participation information, hereâ€™s how the Tennessee Titans lined up in last nightâ€™s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers:
Offense (40 total)
QB: Zach Mettenberger 40
RB/FB: Bishop Sankey 23, Jackie Battle 9, Dexter McCluster 8, Leon Washington 6, Shonn Greene 4
TE: Chase Coffman 30, Richard Gordon 21, Brett Brackett 3
WR: Justin Hunter 37,...
The Indianapolis Colts plan to sign veteran return specialist Joshua Cribbs, two sources with knowledge of the process told FOX Sports Ohio.
Cribbs, 31, flew to Indianapolis and worked out for the team last week but left without a contract. The Colts have not yet confirmed the signing.
Cribbs has been living near Cleveland, where he returned what was then an NFL record eight kickoffs...
2014 Week 11: Titans vs. Steelers PreviewAfter a bye week, the Tennessee Titans were expected to come back and put up a good fight against a struggling Baltimore Ravens team. Instead, they flopped with a score 21-7 (which would have been 28-7 if John Harbaugh had not taken mercy upon the Titans in red zone at the end of the game), after showing promise and good play in the first...
According to the NFLâ€™s official player participation information, hereâ€™s how the Tennessee Titans lined up in yesterdayâ€™s 21-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens:
Offense (55 total)
QB: Zach Mettenberger 55
RB/FB: Bishop Sankey 32, Leon Washington 17, Jackie Battle 12, Shonn Greene 4, Dexter McCluster 4
TE: Delanie Walker 29, Chase Coffman 21, Richard Gordon 16
WR: Justin Hunter...