Titans-Buccaneers inactives, preview notes

The inactives are out for today’s game at Raymond James Stadium between Marcus Mariota and Jameis Wi… oh, darn, I guess the rest of the Tennessee Titans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are playing too. Anyway, the people not playing: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS: DE Kourtnei Brown, WR Mike Evans, DE T.J. Fantinikun, QB Ryan Griffin, RB Mike James, CB Mike Jenkins, C Eric Kush TENNESSEE TITANS...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans: Why DaQuan Jones Is an Upgrade over Ropati Pitoitua

The race for first place was legitimately in reach going into the final game of the 2014 season. I’m not talking about first place in the AFC South, obviously. I mean the race for the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.The Tennessee Titans were in serious contention to win the first pick in the 2015 draft and were battling it out, tooth and nail, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans DE DaQuan Jones now a starter

Tennessee Titans defensive end DaQuan Jones started just one game his rookie season, but it was apparently enough to convince the team he should be given a starting job moving forward.On Tuesday, Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the team views the second-year player as a starter opposite Jurell Casey. Jones made his lone start of 2014 in the Titans' season finale against the...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Titans’ Rookies: Will they make an impact in year one?

In my last article, I gave the Titans a B+ grade for their draft. In this one, we’ll be taking a look at where the players the Titans selected sit on the depth chart, and how much of an impact I expect them to make in year one. Round 1: Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon View image | When the Titans drafted Mariota, it brought immediate relevancy and media attention...
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May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading the Titans’ Draft

View image | When the Tom Brady brought his knee to the turf, and the clock for Super Bowl XLIX hit triple zeroes, the Titans were a mess. They had no identity, and far more questions than answers. After starting the year with a blowout win against the Chiefs, the Titans obtained only one more win during the following sixteen weeks. I had the opportunity to attend...
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May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Tennessee Titans offseason positional analysis: DL

Concluding the offensive half of our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position with a look at the center position as we head (deeper) into the offseason, we (finally) continue with the defensive line. When I did the offseason positional analysis, I clumped all the defensive linemen together, rather than splitting out the (large) group in some way. Given new defensive...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans Review: Defensive Line

We continue our positional review of the Tennessee Titans and their 2014 season with the defensive line. Lexi Knoch (@DANGER_lex) has the week off, and I will conduct you on our journey to dissect the Titans’ defensive line.This was a very interesting group in 2014. At times, they played extremely well, while they failed miserably at others. As a whole, the group actually finished...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans Snap Report: Defense

After covering the offense earlier in the week, I now turn my attention to the final snap report for the defense. While I posted snap reports weekly during the season after each game, I thought it would be interesting to look at the season totals and try to spot trends (beyond what I highlighted in the weekly reports) over the course of the season. As I did for the offensive side...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans-Colts inactives, gameday thread

In what should be three hours and change, the miserable 2014 Tennessee Titans season will be over. Between now and then, they have a game to play, at LP Field against the Indianapolis Colts. So, that game. First up, the inactives: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: TE Dwayne Allen, OT Gosder Cherilus, ILB Jerrell Freeman, NT Zach Kerr, CB Sheldon Price, G Joe Reitz, OLB Bjoern Werner TENNESSEE...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 17 Inactives: Colts, Titans, Dolphins, Jets

The Titans and Colts will play on Sunday in what is a meaningless game for both teams. The Titans are headed towards a high draft pick even if they claim they will not use it on a quarterback. The Colts on the other hand gave up last week against the Cowboys and now are headed towards a first round game meaning they simply want to avoid injury in this one. Titans inactives: LT Taylor...
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Three midseason grades for the Tennessee Titans defense

As we are now into the Tennessee Titans’ second half of the 2014 NFL season, let’s take a look back at how the defense has performed so far, with my mid-season report card: Defensive Line: B- Jurrell Casey has been the anchor for the Titans’ defensive line for the last couple of years. He already has 31 tackles and four sacks through eight games this season. Notable Week 2...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

5 ex-Chiefs back at Arrowhead Stadium with Titans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) It'll be a reunion Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Tennessee Titans are visiting Kansas City in what amounts to a homecoming for wide receiver Dexter McCluster, kicker Ryan Succop and a slew of other former Chiefs players. In this modern era of free agency, it's not uncommon for players to face their former teams. A few members of the Chiefs have a history...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans DL Ropati Pitoitua broke hand vs. Falcons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans defensive lineman Ropati Pitoitua broke his left hand in a win at Atlanta, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says he expects him to be available for the season opener at Kansas City. Whisenhunt said Sunday that he didn't know how Pitoitua broke his hand, though the lineman played through three quarters with the injury. Pitoitua broke his right hand in the third...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: DL

After concluding the offensive half of our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position with center before the first preseason game, we continue with the defense, specifically the defensive line. The first question with a defensive positional analysis is, just how should I approach the defensive half of the ball? In the offseason, I went with traditional defensive end and...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Camp Preview: Defensive 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 Offensive Line Today’s preview focuses on the defensive line, where Ray Horton plans to...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Implying beliefs from the Titans’ free agent activity

With the main wave of free agency done and few marquee players left on the market, I think it is useful to take a bit of a step back for a second and figure out what just happened. I did the writeups on each of the free agent signings and re-signings, and I'll have some more to say in more detail about some of the new acquisitions in due course. With a new coaching staff on both...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Implying beliefs from the Titans' free agent activity

With the main wave of free agency done and few marquee players left on the market, I think it is useful to take a bit of a step back for a second and figure out what just happened. I did the writeups on each of the free agent signings and re-signings, and I'll have some more to say in more detail about some of the new acquisitions in due course. With a new coaching staff on both...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

National rewind: Potential Tennessee Titans FAs, Power Rankings, cheerleaders, more

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to get you caught up on all things national with featured rankings and lists you may enjoy. National Columns - The top-10 free agent linebackers in the NFL. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Pre-free agency edition. (READ) - The top-10 free agent defensive backs. (READ) - The top-10 cheerleading squads in the NFL. (READ) You may also...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Reaction: Ropati Pitoitua makes free agency decision

The Tennessee Titans made their second move of the offseason Friday, re-signing defensive run stopper Ropati Pitoitua to a multi-year deal. A year after what some might see as overspending in free agency, the Titans are making the calm, collected decisions by bringing back veteran Bernard Pollard and fifth-year pro Pitoitua, who is coming off a career year. After bouncing around...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The holes on the Titans' depth chart heading into free agency

As I did last offseason (and the year before), I decided it would be a useful macro-level overview of where the Titans stand as they head into free agency in terms of holes on the depth chart. For purposes of this post, I will be using a sort of hypothetical version of the depth chart based on what might have been if everybody was healthy. Holes Filled Since the End of the Regular...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans re-sign DL Ropati Pitoitua

The Tennessee Titans locked up another of their impending free agents on Thursday, re-signing defensive lineman Ropati Pitoitua to a three-year deal. Like other recent re-signee Bernard Pollard, Pitoitua was widely considered another player the Titans would likely be very interested in retaining for new coordinator Ray Horton's defense. He was a 3-4 defensive end with the Jets...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Titans Sign DL Ropati Pitoitua To A Three-Year Contract

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean reports that the Titans have come to a three-year deal with DL Ropati Pitoitua, according to sources. Pitoitua broke into the league as an undrafted free agent out of Washington State with the New York Jets in 2008.  He played with the Chiefs in 2012, before signing a one-year deal with Tennessee. Pitoitua, 28, is a rare player, as he stands 6’8 weighing...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans offseason positional analysis: DE

After defensive tackle, our second stop on the defense on our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we head into the 2014 offseason is a look at the defensive ends. In the DT positional analysis, I discussed in some detail what Ray Horton has said about the defense he plans to run. I believe he will likely install a defense that looks similar to what he ran...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

What the Raiders can expect from the Titans' defense on Sunday

Friend and fellow blogger Jamal Black covers the Tennessee Titans for Titans Report. In advance of the Raiders/Titans game on Sunday, I asked him some questions about what the Raiders can expect from the also-inconsistent Titans on Sunday. Question 2: Tennessee has 26 sacks on the season (one behind the Raiders 27). Where does the pressure primarily come from: the defensive line...
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November 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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