3 Titans to Watch on Offense & Defense vs. Redskins

The Tennessee Titans head to D.C. on Sunday to play the (1-5) Washington Redskins, who appear to be a beatable team. Then again, they're probably saying the same thing about the Titans in Washington.High-powered offenses have given the Titans fits this season, but Washington goes as quarterback Kirk Cousins goes. If he puts in a performance similar to the ones against Jacksonville...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans Signing Veteran OT Will Svitek

The Tennessee Titans are reportedly signing veteran OT Will Svitek to a contract, according to John Glennon. Tennessee unfortunately lost Michael Roos for the season last week and currently have first-round pick Taylor Lewan and Michael Oher as their top-two offensive tackles. Svitek, 32, is a former sixth round pick of the Chiefs. He spent three years with Kansas City before...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at the Titans’ fourth quarter play-calling

The Titans got the ball with 6:49 to play clinging to a 28-22 lead. They called three straight pass plays, in a situation where many teams would look to run the ball and burn time off the clock. After punting following the three-and-out, they again called three straight pass plays, the third of which actually converted. Asked about calling so many pass plays in that situation at...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

First team offense improved as Titans fall to Saints, 31-24

Pardon the dilatory and abbreviated nature of this recap. As I noted in my preview post, other obligations this evening and weekend prevented me from viewing the game with my usual attention and promptness. Namely, I saw from the late first quarter until later in the third. From what I saw and by all accounts I’ve read, Jake Locker’s performance was a highlight as he led the...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans' Oher motivated for matchup with Saints

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The last time Michael Oher played in New Orleans, he was a first-string tackle for the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. He returns less than two years later on Friday night for a preseason game as a member of the Tennessee Titans, trying to prove he remains worthy of a starting job in the NFL. Oher joined Tennessee this season on a four-year deal, but the Titans...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Oher is tired of getting disrespected

Titans offensive tackle Michael Oher says his critics don’t know what they’re talking about, and he’s sick of it. Asked about speculation that Oher might end up on the bench behind rookie first-round draft pick Taylor Lewan, Oher said he hasn’t heard it. And then he proceeded to indicate that he has heard it, and he doesn’t appreciate it.
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: OT

After quarterback, running back, fullback, wide receiver, and tight end, the next stop on our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we head toward the start of the 2014 regular season is offensive tackle. For years, offensive tackle was the easiest, least interesting positional analysis to write. From 2007 to 2012, you could pretty much write in pen the name at...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Debunking Tennessee Titans’ presence on All-Bad Contract Team

The Tennessee Titans have been fairly free-spending with their money in recent years, which in some cases can be a bad thing. When you’re able to sign top-tier guys to solid deals, the team is flaunted as doing everything they can to win. When bad deals happen, management is described as spending too freely without an end goal in mind. Grantland.com’s Bill Barnwell created the...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Camp Preview: Offensive Line

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 Today’s preview focuses on the offensive line, where young stars are stepping up and the...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens: Training camp preview

The Baltimore Ravens will report to the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills on July 26 for the first full-team practice of training camp. Some players have high stakes going into this year’s camp, so it will surely be one to watch. Training camp comes to an end on Aug. 15. M&T Bank Stadium will hold its first-ever Fireworks Night on July 28, which is free and open...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

I love…Taylor Lewan being ready for any situation

When the Tennessee Titans selected Taylor Lewan at No. 11, it turned some heads with Michael Roos and Michael Oher already on the roster. While Roos is likely gone next summer, the Titans are preparing for the worst, which means they want him to be able to play both left and right tackle, according to the Tennessean: “I know this for sure, Taylor has to be able to play both sides...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: Tennessee Titans edition

Sports Ruckus writer Jesse Peel has graded the entire AFC South, and some Titans fans might not like his grading, but he has some very valid points.  Let’s see what the Titans finished with. Draft Needs: DL, RB, WR, CB Key Additions: LB Wesley Woodyard (three years, $15.75 million), OT Michael Oher (four years, $20 million), WR Dexter McCluster (three […] The post Grading...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans might have one good tackle too many

The Titans have their own version of musical chairs, otherwise known as the starting tackle positions. When free agent Michael Oher was signed March 14, it appeared the offensive line bookends were set — with nine-year starter Michael Roos on the left side and five-year starter Oher on the right. But when the Titans picked tackle Taylor Lewan in the first round of the draft May...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Taylor Lewan be a top-10 left tackle?

Taylor Lewan, the third-best rated tackle in the draft, plummeted to the Tennessee Titans at No. 11. Everything had to fall in the right place for Lewan to fall to Tennessee and it happened, so what next? Michael Roos and Michael Oher seem to have the left and right tackle positions respectively locked down. Lewan will have his shot during camp and throughout the regular season,...
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May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Under Review: Breaking down the Tennessee Titans’ first-round pick

Looking back to last week, it’s even more evident that Tennessee Titans made a number of interesting selections over the NFL Draft weekend. Fellow cover32 staffer Dave Guberman and I decided to discuss Tennessee’s selections from each round. Below is our conversation on first-round pick Taylor Lewan: Raj Prashad: Well, let’s start with Lewan. Interesting pick with Aaron Donald...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to Nashville: Meet the new Titans

As NFL Draft weekend has wrapped up, the Tennessee Titans are ready to welcome another group of young players (including Taylor Lewan). So I thought I would take the time to introduce the newest Titans, via free agency. Dexter McCluster The first off-season signing for the Titans, McCluster joins the team after playing his first four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. McCluster...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Draft Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan

With the 11th overall selection of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans drafted offensive tackle Taylor Lewan.Taylor Lewan was considered one of the best offensive tackles in college football. He's a very aggressive blocker that has the skills to be very successful in the NFL.The biggest concern with Taylor Lewan is his off-field issues. He's known for physical violence...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Huge day for the Ravens–Steve Smith and Daryl Smith in, Michael Oher out…

This promo poster is already making the rounds in Baltimore as a rally banner for the 2014 Ravens' offensive rejuvenation: Yes, Steve Smith of Carolina Panthers fame is now a wide receiver for the Ravens. I was convinced Steve Smith would end up with the New England Patriots.  Surprise, surprise! The Ravens also made a re-signing deal with 32-year-old linebacker Daryl...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans sign RT MIchael Oher, release QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

The Titans weren't done with roster moves on Friday after signing Wesley Woodyard. In two moves that were somewhere between not surprising and almost completely inevitable, the Titans released quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and signed free agent right tackle Michael Oher, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, to a four-year deal. Fitzpatrick's released was pretty much inevitable...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans Play It Safe Signing Michael Oher

Michael Oher is as widely known as any player in all of sports. His off the field narrative is considerably more cogent than his actual performance on the field. Since entering the league in 2009 Oher consistently ranks near the worst at his position and is the most frequently penalized player in the NFL, according to Andrew Powell-Morse http://www.bestticke.../nfl-penalties/‎...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans sign OT Michael Oher

Michael Oher had the worst year of his 5-year career last year, as the 2009 1st round pick graded out as Pro Football Focus’ 68th ranked offensive tackle out of 76 eligible on the right side in Baltimore. Oher has actually regressed in almost every season as a pro. He had a strong rookie year, grading out 15th at his position, but then went 40th, 38th, 57th, and then, of course...
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March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Blindside Comes Home To Tennessee

Photo Credit: Keith Allison This past week, the Tennessee Titans announced the acquisition of Michael Oher, the ex-offensive left tackle from the Baltimore Ravens. Oher, as you may remember attracted a lot of attention five years ago when he was drafted by the Ravens following the 2006 book by Michael Lewis ‘The Blindside: Evolution of a Game’. The story was also released on...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Weekly Rewind: Mixed signals from CJ, free agency madness

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 - Plot thickens with Chris Johnson and the Tennessee Titans (READ) - Can Michael Oher turn his career around in Tennessee? (READ) - Tennessee Titans ink former Denver Broncos linebacker ...
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March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Michael Oher turn his career around in Tennessee?

Friday, the Tenenssee Titans signed free agent offensive tackle Michael Oher to a massive four-year, $20 million deal with $9.5 million guaranteed. With Oher, much like newly-signed defensive lineman Al Woods, it’s all about upside. Only with the offensive tackle, he’s had his chances. The former Baltimore Ravens tackle is a typical 16-game starter. He’s durable and stands...
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March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Huge day for the Ravens--Steve Smith and Daryl Smith in, Michael Oher out...

This promo poster is already making the rounds in Baltimore as a rally banner for the 2014 Ravens' offensive rejuvenation: Yes, Steve Smith of Carolina Panthers fame is now a wide receiver for the Ravens. I was convinced Steve Smith would end up with the New England Patriots.  Surprise, surprise! The Ravens also made a re-signing deal with 32-year-old linebacker...
Via Ravens Football Machine
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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