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Christmas in July: 12 days of Fantasy Football - Day 6

DAY 6:6 SIGNAL CALLERS RUSHING 6 QBs who will rush for 6+ touchdownsThe mobile quarterback is becoming increasingly more popular as the years fly by, especially in the fantasy world. Russell Wilson showed last year that being a mobile quarterback you can win a Super Bowl, but fantasy owners have known for years that a quarterback with the ability to run is always a leg up on the...
Via Football Nation
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Baltimore Ravens are all defense… I HATE that perception

I hate the perception that the Baltimore Ravens’ defense has carried a mediocre offense throughout their history. This is just not true. This stigma has hovered over the Ravens’ organization for years, season after season. Don’t get me wrong. There have been times when one could justify such a perception. The days when the Ravens were searching for their franchise quarterback...
Via cover32 - Ravens
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Where the play design was flawless

Over at ESPN, Paul Kuharsky is going over some of the greatest plays in Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers history. His most recent was of the final play of Super Bowl XXXIV, an excruciating loss remembered by most Titans fans as one of the best in the team’s history despite Kevin Dyson never reaching the end zone. “Steve McNair guided the Titans to the Rams’ 10-yard line, where...
Via cover32 - Titans
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, best CBs in the NFL, Tennessee Titans playoff chances

In case you missed it the best columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best cornerbacks in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Summertime Edition (READ) - Top10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) - Top 10 in 2014: The best punters in the NFL today (READ) - Ten NFL “contenders” that won’t make the playoffs...
Via cover32 - Titans
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Jake Locker failing as a QB, Whisenhunt molding the team, remembering McNair

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 - I love…the idea of Jackie Battle at fullback (READ) - Tennessee Titans’ 5 Most Valuable Players in 2014 (READ) - Grade Day: Jake Locker failing as a quarterback? (READ) -...
Via cover32 - Titans
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Years Later, Steve McNair’s Death Still Haunts Football Community

For a good six-year stretch, there wasn’t a more popular player in the National Football League than Steve McNair. The Alcorn State product practically helped launch ESPN 2, who would pick up his amazing performances at the small college where he lit up scoreboards at a record clip.  The third overall pick in the 1995 of the then Houston Oilers, McNair quickly became the face...
Via Sportsnaut
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve “Air” McNair was killed 5 years ago today

The great Steve “Air” McNair was murdered by his girlfriend five years ago today. Steve McNair. Born on Valentines Day in 1973. Died on the 4th of July in 2009. #RIP #Titans #SteveMcNair pic.twitter.com/B7JQVb424v — Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) July 4, 2014 “I want people to say: When No. 9 was out on the field, he did everything humanly possible to win.”-Steve McNair pic...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

This Day in Sports: Steve McNair Killed by Mistress in Murder/Suicide

(Photo by Keith Allison from Baltimore, USA via wikimediacommons.org) On July 4, 2009 Steve McNair was a victim of a murder/suicide by the hands of his mistress Sahel Kazemi. You can view the breaking news reports via YouTube here:
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Mettenberger looks to be Titans week one starter

Hoping to become the Titans’ week one starter, Zach Mettenberger admits he doesn’t plan on riding the bench for long (Credit: Bleacherreport) Since 2006, when quarterback Steve McNair was traded to the Baltimore Ravens for a fourth round pick, the Tennessee Titans have had seven starting quarterbacks. Including players like Vince Young, Kerry Collins, Jake Locker and Ryan Fitzpatrick...
Via Down and Distance
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve McNair Is A Hall of Famer?

Steve McNair is a Hall of Famer in my books. As the anniversary of McNair’s death rolls around, the debate over his Hall of Fame candidacy will continue. Is McNair a Hall of Fame quarterback? It’s a close call. In his thirteen seasons in the NFL, McNair was the ultimate warrior oftentimes playing through pain and injury.McNair retired in 2008 due to injuries and was was killed...
Via Route4Sports
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars have development plan for new QB Blake Bortles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Growing up outside Orlando, Blake Bortles remembers attending a few Jacksonville Jaguars games with his family while in elementary school. The Jaguars were all but unbeatable in 1999 -- with the exception of one team: the Tennessee Titans. All three of their losses, including in the AFC hampionship game, were to a team quarterbacked by Steve McNair, who had...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars have development plan for new QB Blake Bortles

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Growing up outside Orlando, Blake Bortles remembers attending a few Jacksonville Jaguars games with his family while in elementary school. The Jaguars were all but unbeatable in 1999 -- with the exception of one team: the Tennessee Titans. All three of their losses, including in the AFC hampionship game, were to a team quarterbacked by Steve McNair, who had...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jacksonville Jaguars made the right pick in Blake Bortles

If you think the Jacksonville Jaguars were taking a huge chance on making Blake Bortles as their franchise quarterback, think again. This was the pick this franchise needed to make. As a passer with mobility and someone who can come in and learn in the same way Steve McNair and Philip Rivers have done in the past, this was the guy we all need to see play football in Jacksonville...
Via cover32 - Jaguars
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans, Chris Johnson might be headed toward ugly breakup

The notion that Chris Johnson will be traded or released by the Tennessee Titans remains steady. That, however, hasn’t changed Johnson’s outlook on contributing to the team, which could be as early as April 7. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Johnson plans to show up for offseason workouts if he’s still with the team. “Yeah, I plan on being there,” Johnson said...
Via cover32 - Titans
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Was Keith Bulluck wrong for calling Chris Johnson a ‘me’ person?

Aside from quarterback Steve McNair, Keith Bulluck might very well be the face of the Tennessee franchise, playing for the Titans over the majority of his tenured career. So when it comes to voicing his opinion on the state of the team, we should take notice. On Midday 180, with ESPN.com’s Paul Kuharsky, Bulluck fired shots at his so-called friend, running back Chris Johnson....
Via cover32 - Titans
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Mount Rushmore debate: Who’s on yours?

There’s been quite a bit of debate over the last week in the NBA about who’s on who’s Mount Rushmore. Here at cover32, our own Carl Pfeiffer broke down each of the 32 NFL team’s Mount Rushmore. His for the Titans are as follows: 31. Tennessee Titans OL Bruce Matthews - Here is all that needs to be said about Matthews: 14 Pro Bowls and started at every position on the offensive...
Via cover32 - Titans
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Deadspin's Big Book of Black Quarterbacks Gives HBCUs Their Due

Tennessee State's Joe Gilliam was a man before his time. (Deadspin photo)In honor of Russell Wilson becoming the second black quarterback to win the Super Bowl on Sunday, Deadspin's Greg Howard put together an all-time list of black quarterbacks in the NFL. As you would expect, a good percentage of these quarterbacks hailed from HBCUs.The highlight HBCU-wise was Howard'...
Via HBCU Gameday
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Giants name Craig Johnson as running backs coach

Craig Johnson will be continuing is coaching career with the New York Giants next year as the team’s new running backs coach. Johnson comes over from the Minnesota Vikings, where he spent the last three season as their quarterbacks coach. Johnson has been coaching in the NFL for for the last 15 years, a fact not lost on coach Tom Coughlin. “This is a veteran coach that...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Johnson named Giants running backs coach

Former Minnesota and Tennessee assistant Craig Johnson has been named running backs coach with the New York Giants. Tom Coughlin announced the hiring on Wednesday, roughly a week after firing long-time assistant Jerald Ingram. Johnson was the Vikings quarterbacks coach the past three seasons. Prior to that, he spent a decade with the Titans, working two seasons as an offensive...
Via AP on Fox
January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

A Houston Texans Christmas Carol

December 22nd, 1996. On a cold, bleak day in Baltimore, the Houston Oilers played their final game. Next fall they would hang their hats in Tennessee and leave Houston football fans without a team to call their own. Making matters more painful, they were leaving with young, emerging star players at quarterback and running back with Steve McNair and Eddie George. Scrooge Adams had...
Via State of the Texans
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

EXPOSED: Authorities Suggest That Steve McNair's Wife May Have Murdered Him

Remember when Steve McNair was killed, along with his mistress, back on July 4, 2009, from what seemed to be from a murder suicide. Now authorities are suggesting that McNair may have been killed, along with his mistress, by his wife.McNair met the young woman, Sahel Kazemi, at Dave & Buster's where she worked at. He immediately bought the young lady a car and even paying...
Via The Juicy Online
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Bud Adams always did things his way

The last widespread image of Bud Adams was him standing in his luxury suite. He raised his arms to Buffalo fans and extended his middle fingers. That's not how NFL owners are supposed to act. Adams did things his way, consequences often be damned. One of them was the reaction to his death Monday, especially in Houston. The city is still mourning the death of Bum Phillips last...
Via Fox Sports
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

AFL pioneer, Titans owner 'Bud' Adams dies at 90

Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr., the only majority owner in the history of the Houston OilersTennessee Titans franchise, died Monday at the age of 90. Adams, a member of the famed "Foolish Club" of original American Football League owners who directly challenged the NFL's place in the sports marketplace from 1960-69 before a watershed merger in 1970, founded...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Defensive Sacks & Turnovers Unlikely To Improve Until Offense Starts Scoring

The Pittsburgh Steelers lack of defensive sacks and turnovers through their first three games of the 2013 season is certainly alarming, but when you consider how often they have been behind on the scoreboard this year, it's probably not too surprising when you look stats dating back to 2004. Over the coarse of the last nine seasons and three games, Steeler defenses have only...
Via Steelers Depot
September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The SWAC Needs It Swagger Back...ASAP

This column originally appeared on HBCU Digest Back in the '90s, players like Steve McNair shined a bright light on the SWAC. (Sports Fan Journal photo) Gather 'round, kiddies, and let me tell you a story about the Old West. The Southwest Athletic Conference to be exact. It was the cream of the rich Black College Football crop, churning out first round draft picks...
Via HBCU Gameday
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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