Titans assistant worked game after death of family friend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee assistant defensive line coach Nick Eason will be leaving the Titans for a day to attend the funeral of a close family friend. Bennie Brown Sr., the grandfather of Eason's two daughters, died Oct. 25 hours before Brown was scheduled to attend the Falcons-Titans game in Nashville. Eason will be leaving Nov. 6 for the funeral in Georgia and rejoining...
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Rebuilding A Champion: Once A Strength, D-Line Depth In Uncertain State

The Pittsburgh Steelers spent much of the time between their last playoff victory and now replenishing their roster in preparation for their next chance to make a push for a championship. Last season showed signs that the team was on its way out of that transitional phase after posting a division-winning 11-5 record following back to back .500 seasons. Still, the Steelers failed...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans coach's ties to Pittsburgh changes rivalry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Playing the Pittsburgh Steelers the past few years came with a history lesson. It reminded the Tennessee Titans about a glorious rivalry dating back to 1970 that even survived relocation from Texas. Not this year. Not with this coach. Ken Whisenhunt is in his first year with Tennessee, and his memories of this series are tinged with black and gold from the...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Late father's words carry greater weight for Williams now

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Dan Williams' father died in a car accident a little more than a year ago while on his way to New Orleans to watch his son play. "It hit him really hard," said Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell, Williams' best friend on the team. "It would hit anybody really hard." But like most news stories, it passed and was largely swept under the rug when a new season dawned...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Are They Now? The 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers (Defense/Special Teams)

It’s been five seasons since the Pittsburgh Steelers last hoisted the Lombardi Trophy and stood as football’s ultimate champions. It feels like only yesterday, yet so much has changed. Since that victory, the only Steelers still on the team are Ben Roethlisberger, Ike Taylor, Troy Polamalu, Greg Warren, Heath Miller, and Lawrence Timmons. William Gay and Matt Spaeth each served...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Recapping The Steelers Free Agency Signings During The Kevin Colbert Era – 2007 Season

The 2014 free agency signing period is getting ever nearer and in preparation for it, we will continue on with our look back at the Pittsburgh Steelers free agent signings dating back to 2000, when Kevin Colbert became the general manager. So far we have recapped the first seven years of Colbert's tenure in Pittsburgh as it relates to the signing of free agents from other teams and...
Via Steelers Depot
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans DC Horton invoking 'hybrid' approach to halting offenses

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- New Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton has a phrase to describe where his NFL style of play is heading. Horton calls it "basketball on grass" because of the size, length and speed of the offensive playmakers. He also uses a league buzzword to describe his defensive alignment. Is it the traditional 4-3? Or will the Titans change to a 3-4, which in the past...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans Hire Former Steelers DL Nick Eason As Assistant Defensive Line Coach

A former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman is now a coach for the Tennessee Titans as Nick Eason was hired Thursday as a defensive line assistant by new head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Eason was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Clemson, but his rookie season was cut short by an Achilles injury suffered in training camp. Eason was released...
Via Steelers Depot
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans name Eason assistant defensive line coach

After playing for Ken Whisenhunt with the Arizona Cardinals, Nick Eason will get a chance to work alongside him as a Tennessee Titans assistant defensive line coach. The Titans announced Thursday through a team release that Eason has joined Whisenhunt's staff. Eason spent the final two seasons of his NFL playing career as a defensive lineman for Arizona in 2011-12 while Whisenhunt...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Versus Bengals – Second Half Notes And Observations – Week 15

By Matthew Marczi Bad overpursuit by Terence Garvin on the opening kickoff of the second half. Allowed the runner about a dozen extra yards. The Bengals were beating themselves down with penalties all night. Andrew Whitworth, out of position at guard, was flagged twice. Nice job by Ryan Clark of allowing Jermaine Gresham to bounce right off him for extra yards. His ineptitude allowed...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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