When the Tennessee Titans have had the personnel to do so, I’ve long clamored for a bigger running back to be shifted to fullback.
Even with LenDale White and Chris Johnson, I thought that a one-two punch in the backfield could be terrifying for opposing defenses. If said running back that’s being shifted to fullback can block, you’re losing virtually nothing from lining up...
After looks at quarterback and running back, our next step around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we head into the offseason is a look at the fullbacks.
With a new offensive brain trust in place with head coach Ken Whisenhunt and offensive coordinator Jason Michael, the first question is the one I started the preseason positional analysis with: does it make sense...
According the NFL's official player participation information, here's how the Titans lined up in yesterday's 16-10 win over the Houston Texans:
Offense (67 total)
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick 67
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 49, Quinn Johnson 13, Shonn Greene 12, Jackie Battle 9
TE: Craig Stevens 44, Delanie Walker 41, Taylor Thompson 9
WR: Nate Washington 56, Kendall Wright...
According to the NFL's official player participation information, here's how the Titans lined up in yesterday's win over the Jaguars in Jacksonville:
Offense (73 total)
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick 73
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 39, Shonn Greene 27, Quinn Johnson 23, Jackie Battle 7
TE: Delanie Walker 51, Craig Stevens 43, Taylor Thompson 19
WR: Nate Washington 53, Kendall...
According to the NFL's official player participation information, here's how the Titans lined up in yesterday's 37-34 overtime loss to the Arizona Cardinals:
Offense (86 total)
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick 86
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 59, Jackie Battle 14, Shonn Greene 12, Quinn Johnson 3
TE: Delanie Walker 77, Craig Stevens 19, Taylor Thompson 3
WR: Kendall Wright 81...
According to the NFL's official player participation information, here's how the Titans lined up in yesterday's 51-28 loss to the Broncos.
Offense (50 total)
QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick 50
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 30, Shonn Greene 16, Quinn Johnson 12
TE: Taylor Thompson 29, Visanthe Shiancoe 26, Craig Stevens 11
WR: Nate Washington 39, Justin Hunter 38, Kendall Wright...
The Steelers and Titans get it kicked off at 1pm in the Steel City. Both teams enter with high hopes and know that a win is but a simple step to a greater goal while a loss is a monster step backwards.
Tennessee – LB Xavier Gooden is out and RB Quinn Johnson is doubtful. LB Akeem Ayres is questionable but did practice this week.
Pittsburgh – LB Jarvis Jones and FB...
The Tennessee Titans made a roster move on Saturday in order to have a fullback on their roster for the Sunday season opener at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Fullback Quinn Johnson was placed on injured reserve and fullback Collin Mooney was promoted from the practice squad to take his place on the roster.
Johnson worked on Wednesday, but his quadriceps injury prevented...
The Tennessee Titans have now wrapped up their Friday practice and their final injury report has now been released.
Linebacker Zaviar Gooden (ankle) has long been ruled out for the Sunday season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers as he failed to practice all week.
Fullback Quinn Johnson (quad) failed to practice again on Friday and he is officially listed as doubtful on the injury...
The Tennessee Titans had an interesting change on their Thursday injury report as they continue to prepare for their Sunday season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
Tackle David Stewart (calf), who practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, did not practice Thursday. According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Stewart is improving even though he did not practice and...
Chris Johnson looks around the Tennessee Titans and sees an untapped run threat. Not Shonn Greene, though he expects the running back to be a big help too.
Try quarterback Jake Locker.
Johnson said Thursday athletic quarterbacks have made teams like Carolina with Cam Newton, Washington with Robert Griffin III and Seattle with Russell Wilson difficult to defend. Colin Kaepernick...
Via AP on Fox
September 05, 2013
The Tennessee Titans have now released their first injury report of the 2013 season on Wednesday as they prepare to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday at Heinz Field.
Not participating in practice Wednesday for the Titans was linebacker Zaviar Gooden (ankle), who will not play Sunday in the season opener.
Limited on Wednesday were linebacker Akeem Ayers (ankle) and tackle David...
Now that the Titans have made the cuts necessary to get down to 53, it is time for me to take my promised look at the shape and form of the roster.
First, let's take a look at the positional distribution of the Titans as they stand right now, with the number of players at the position on the roster for the first game last year in parentheses:
QB: 2 (3)
RB/FB: 5 (5)...
Robert Griffin III handled the coin toss, and Kirk Cousins picked up where he left off last season filling in at quarterback for Washington.
Cousins threw for a touchdown and missed only one pass as the Redskins edged the Tennessee Titans 22-21 Thursday night in their preseason opener.
The Redskins sat eight starters, including Griffin, who warmed up and was on the field dressed...
We continue our trip around Tennessee Titans position by position as we approach the 2012 regular season with a look at the fullback position.
The first question you could reasonably ask is, does the fullback really deserve a separate post in this series? Will the Titans actually carry a separate fullback? It's a dying breed in the NFL, with the average NFL team running ...
My annual rite is that I post my 53-man roster prediction the day training camp opens. I actually already posted one in early June, though, as a bit of a guide to OTAs. With only one official roster move and another that seems to be coming (adding TE DeMarco Cosby), I don't see a reason to do another full-fledged projection but will instead highlight what I see as the key things...
One of the things I've been involved with lately is getting KUBIAK, the Football Outsiders fantasy football product, ready for its release (set for Tuesday no later than noon ET). That includes projecting usage for the various Titans players, including particularly catches for the receivers. Note this post and all projections in it are simply my opinion and is not necessarily...
The Tennessee Titans made a big splash on the opening day of free agency, signing guard Andy Levitre, formerly of the Buffalo Bills, and tight end Delanie Walker, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, to multi-year contracts. They also re-signed fullback Quinn Johnson.
In my analysis of the free agent guard class, I identified Levitre as "the clear best option." Apparently...
The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a multi-year deal with fullback Quinn Johnson, keeping one of their own free agents.
The Titans announced the deal Wednesday.
Johnson has been a lead blocker for Chris Johnson, and the fullback had four carries for 5 yards and caught five passes for 40 yards playing all 16 games last season.
The Titans also reportedly plan to visit...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2013
Programming note: I'll have something up, likely over the weekend, about the official Gregg Williams hiring announcement and Thursday's press conference formally introducing the 2013 coaching staff.
Next up on our trip around the Tennessee Titans as we head into the 2013 offseason is a look at the fullback position.
As I expected in the preseason look at the position...
I finally made it through my review of the all-22 from the final game of the Tennessee Titans' season, the 38-14 home win against the Jacksonville Jaguars, which means it's time to report on what I watched. As I did for the game against the Jets, this will be a somewhat organized collection of my notes for each individual play.
1. Before the game, I went ahead and wrote...
After going 9-7 with one of the NFL’s youngest rosters in 2011 (26th in average age heading into the season), the Titans had a lot of hope for this season. Jake Locker was supposed to be an upgrade over veteran game manager Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback. Receiver Kenny Britt was finally supposedly healthy and Chris Johnson couldn’t possibly be worse than he was in 2011. Meanwhile...
The NFL this year is keeping track of player participation information and releasing that information to the media on a weekly basis. Here's how the Titans officially lined up in the Week 17 home win against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Offense (54 total)
QB: Jake Locker 54
RB: Chris Johnson 39, Quinn Johnson 23, Collin Mooney 10, Darius Reynaud 4
TE: Taylor Thompson 53...
The NFL this year is keeping track of player participation on a weekly basis and releasing that information to the media. Here's how the Titans lined up in Week 16.
Offense (59 total)
QB: Jake Locker 59
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 37, Jamie Harper 22, Quinn Johnson 12
TE: Craig Stevens 49, Taylor Thompson 21
WR: Kenny Britt 54, Nate Washington 47, Damian Williams 22, Michael...
The NFL this season has begun keeping track of snap counts on a weekly basis and releasing that information to the media. Here's now the Titans lined up in the Week 15 Monday Night Football victory over the New York Jets.
Offense (59 total)
QB: Jake Locker 59
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 58, Quinn Johnson 21, Jamie Harper 1
TE: Craig Stevens 59, Taylor Thompson 19