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)...
The Tennessee Titans waived safety Robert Johnson on Sunday after he failed a physical and added a pair of veterans to add depth at linebacker and safety.
Johnson was a fifth-round draft pick in 2010 out of Utah, and he had his best season in 2012 playing in 12 games and starting three before hurting his foot and being placed on injured reserve Dec. 4. He spent the offseason recovering...
The Tennessee Titans have waived safety Robert Johnson after he failed a physical and added a pair of veterans to add depth at linebacker and safety.
The Titans announced the moves Sunday.
Johnson was a fifth-round draft pick in 2010 out of Utah, and he had his best season in 2012 playing in 12 games and starting three before hurting his foot and being placed on injured reserve...
I made some incorrect predictions last season, as anyone would, but the one I am most embarrassed about is that I thought the Titans would make the playoffs. I thought Jake Locker would continue to be the improvement over Matt Hasselbeck he was in limited action as a rookie, that Kenny Britt would be the player he looked on his way to becoming before his torn ACL to...
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...
With the AFC South becoming a much more intensely contested division, the Titans needed to draft players that fill great needs to help them become more competitive.With Chris Johnson having his worst career season as a starter and the offensive line looking more like an infirmary, the Titans played it smart during the draft and took players that filled needs at certain positions...
The Titans had arguably the worst safety play in the NFL last season, a huge part of the reason why they ranked 24th in the NFL against the pass and dead last in the NFL in points allowed. Michael Griffin was ProFootballFocus’ 86th ranked safety out of 88 eligible, leading the NFL with 22 missed tackles and struggling mightily in coverage as well. Opposite starter Jordan Babineaux...
The NFL this year has begun keeping track of player participation data on a weekly basis and releasing it to the media. Here's how they have the Titans lining up in Week 13's home loss to the Texans.
Offense (75 total)
QB: Jake Locker 75
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 72, Quinn Johnson 4, Darius Reynaud 3
TE: Jared Cook 64, Craig Stevens 21, Taylor Thompson 9
WR: Nate Washington...
Well, I was thinking it might be 30-17. Instead, today's game at LP Field between the Titans and the Houston Texans ended with the Texans winning 24-10. They went up early, on a 58-yard touchdown pass where Michael Griffin went for the interception and missed on a play where he absolutely could not miss. Jake Locker got the Titans down to field goal range with the help of Jared...
The NFL this year is keeping track of player snap counts on a weeklly basis and releasing that information to the media. Here's how often which Titans played in Week 12's loss to the Jaguars.
Offense (71 total)
QB: Jake Locker 71
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 53, Quinn Johnson 17, Darius Reynaud 16
TE: Jared Cook 46, Craig Stevens 37, Taylor Thompson 11
WR: Nate Washington...
The NFL has begun keeping track of player participation information on a weekly basis and releasing that data to the media. Here's how the Titans lined up in Week 10's 37-3 win against the Miami Dolphins.
Offense (61 total)
QB: Jake Locker 50, Matt Hasselbeck 11
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 49, Quinn Johnson 24, Darius Reynaud 10, Jamie Harper 2
TE: Craig Stevens 46, Taylor...
The NFL this year is keeping track of player participation information and releasing it to the media. Here's how the Titans lined up in Week 9's loss to the Bears.
Offense (57 total)
QB: Matt Hasselbeck 57
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 52, Quinn Johnson 16, Darius Reynaud 3, Jamie Harper 2
TE: Jared Cook 35, Craig Stevens 28, Taylor Thompson 10
WR: Nate Washington 45,...
The NFL this year is tracking player participation on a weekly basis and reporting that information to the media. Per the NFL, here's how often which Titans played against the Colts.
Offense (59 total)
QB: Matt Hasselbeck 59
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 51, Quinn Johnson 25, Jamie Harper 4, Darius Reynaud 2
TE: Craig Stevens 42, Jared Cook 25, Taylor Thompson 16
Pardon the delayed nature of this posting, but a trip out of town and more trouble posting than anticipated delayed coverage of Sunday's game. Here's your weekly report of the NFL's snap totals for the Titans.
Offense (64 total)
QB: Matt Hasselbeck 64
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 44, Quinn Johnson 24, Jamie Harper 10, Darius Reynaud 9
TE: Craig Stevens 40, Jared Cook...
A big play late in the first quarter of the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-23 loss Thursday night to the Tennessee Titans was the blocked punt of rookie punter Drew Butler that resulted in the Titans scoring their first touchdown of the game.
On the play, long snapper Greg Warren and upback Ryan Mundy both start off accounting for backup linebacker Tim Shaw. Warren then rotates off Shaw...
The NFL has started officially keeping track of player participation and releasing snap totals to the media. Here's how the Titans lined up at Minnesota in Week 5.
OFFENSE (71 total)
QB: Matt Hasselbeck 63, Rusty Smith 7
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 48, Javon Ringer 15, Quinn Johnson 11, Darius Reynaud 7
TE: Jared Cook 43, Craig Stevens 25, Taylor Thompson 15
WR: Nate Washington...
It's time for a new parlor game here at Total Titans, namely "what the heck is going on when the Tennessee Titans give up a passing touchdown." Since we're all about the synergistic gain here at Total Titans, I'll be doing this in a series of photos highlighting Michael Griffin in a takeoff of the "Where's Waldo" series of books, thus your...
The NFL has started keeping track of player participation and making it available to the media. Here's how the Titans lined up in Week 4 against the Texans.
OFFENSE (62 total)
QB: Matt Hasselbeck 55, Jake Locker 7
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 49, Javon Ringer 9, Quinn Johnson 7, Jamie Harper 3
TE: Craig Stevens 39, Jared Cook 24, Taylor Thompson 18
WR: Nate Washington 58...
The NFL has officially starting keeping track of player participation and making it available to the media. Here's how the Titans lined up in Week 3.
OFFENSE (63 total)
QB: Jake Locker 63
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 50, Quinn Johnson 12, Darius Reynaud 7, Jamie Harper 1
TE: Craig Stevens 49, Jared Cook 18, Taylor Thompson 7
WR: Nate Washington 58, Kendall Wright 47, Kenny...
Last week: 11 (-14)
Before the season, I had the Titans as a playoff team. I thought they had a very strong supporting cast and that Jake Locker would be an upgrade over Matt Hasselbeck, who took this team to 9-7 last year as nothing more than a game manager. I felt that Chris Johnson would continue his strong running from the 2nd half of last season (4.8 YPC in the final...
The NFL has started officially keeping track of player participation data and making it available to the media. Here's how the Titans lined up in Week 2.
Offense (42 total)
QB: Jake Locker 42
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 41, Quinn Johnson 3, Darius Reynaud 1
TE: Jared Cook 35, Craig Stevens 14, Taylor Thompson 2
WR: Damian Williams 39, Kendall Wright 34, Nate Washington 22...
The NFL has started officially keeping track of player participation data and making it available to the media. Here's how the Titans lined up in Week 1.
Offense (65 total)
QB: Jake Locker 50, Matt Hasselbeck 15
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 48, Darius Reynaud 18, Quinn Johnson 10, Jamie Harper 4
TE: Jared Cook 60, Craig Stevens 11, Taylor Thompson 8
WR: Kendall Wright 52...
We conclude our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position was we approach the 2012 regular season with a look at the safeties.
As the 2011 regular season came to a close, the Titans were facing issues at both safety positions, as four of the top five safeties were heading to free agency and the only returner had played in just three NFL games in his career. The Titans...
The Tennessee Titans don't have a next-year plan.
Yes, they are young enough that they appear to be in the early stages of a rebuilding project, especially with coach Mike Munchak turning over the offense to Jake Locker in his second season.
Still, their short-term goal is reaching the playoffs this year, which would be their first appearance since 2008.
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2012
The Tennessee Titans look as though they have a competition going on at safety opposite Michael Griffin. Getting an answer proves a little more challenging.
Jordan Babineaux isn't sure if he remains a starter. Robert Johnson believes he will play this season simply because of all the passing teams they are scheduled to face. Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray says Babineaux...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2012