Nashville native living dream with Titans

Dezmond Johnson grew up playing football in Nashville and rooting for the Tennessee Titans. On Monday, the Titans gave the rookie outside linebacker a chance to live out his dream, signing him to the team's 90-man roster. "I grew up a Titans fan from Nashville, and my mom is a huge fan,'' Johnson said, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean. "To have this opportunity, it's a blessing...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarkenton, Minnesota quarterbacks of past sound off on football preferences

Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton wasn't as picky as some of today's quarterbacks. Because of that, Tarkenton would have never found himself at the center of a scandal such as "Deflategate." Those great Minnesota Vikings teams of the 1970s thrived in simpler times. "Just grab the ball and throw it," Tarkenton told Chip Scoggins of the Star-Tribune. "All of our footballs were...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Mariota the future of the Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans have selected the future of their team in Marcus Mariota. The future may have never looked so bright. Multiple rumors as well as possible trades were discussed before the pick was made, but the Titans kept true and decided the future needed to happen tonight. This does show that the Titans feel the Mettenburger is not what the Titans need at this time. Mariota...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

A brief history of HBCU players picked in the first round of the NFL Draft

-Tennessee State has the most first round picks by an HBCU with seven players selected in the first round.-Tennessee State's Ed "Too Tall" Jones and Grambling's Buck Buchannan are the only two HBCU players to be selected first overall-At least one player from an HBCU was selected in the first round of every NFL Draft from 1968 to 1975*1963DL, Buck Buchanan (Grambling) 1st overall...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Flashback Friday: Steve McNair

It’s April, and the NFL world is abuzz with the oncoming draft and free agent frenzy. Professional American football is a sport of constant pressure for improvement and always pushing towards the future.Still, in a time when we aren’t poring over game film or predicting the week’s contests, it’s nice to take a step back and examine history. Specifically, in this shiny new...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Top Titans Free Agent Signings

With the offseason underway and the first wave of free agency behind us, looking back at the top five Tennessee Titans’ past free agent signings seems fitting.When the franchise transitioned from Houston to Tennessee, success came rather quickly for the Titans. After a pair of 8-8 seasons in 1997-98, the Titans finished with a 13-3 record and had a magical playoff run that led...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

One Fan(n)’s Opinion by @RDotDeuce: QB Market Evaluation

View image | Welcome back to part two of my FA series for the Bills. This time, we’re looking at quarterback. Like I said last time, this is going to be a tough one. Position: Quarterback. System Need: Medium. Typical Cost: 5 – 16 million per year. Of all the positions we’ll cover over the next few weeks leading to free agency, quarterback is the one I’m...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans hook up season ticket holders with Steve McNair bobbleheads

It’s been almost six years since Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair passed. The former NFLer spent 11 years with the organization, and was tragically shot dead by his then-girlfriend. The Titans have decided to honor him with a bobblehead that they recently sent to season ticket holders. The #Titans sent this gift to season ticket holders. It's a Steve McNair bobblehead...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Titans Send Steve McNair Bobbleheads To Season Ticket Holders

The Tennessee Titans decided to send a special gift to their loyal season ticket holders. Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean shared the news Thursday evening, and yes, it’s a Steve McNair bobblehead. The #Titans sent this gift to season ticket holders. It’s a Steve McNair bobblehead — Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) February 27, 2015   A former 1995 first...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The PhinManiacs staff weigh in on their favorite Super Bowl memories

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and in celebration, we asked some of the PhinManiacs staff to share their favorite Super Bowl memory. If you’re looking for our staff predictions for the game and MVP, please click here.Matthew Cannata – Executive Director of Content and Production | Twitter: @PhinManiacs I’m 28-years-old so I have never had the opportunity to watch the Miami Dolphins...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the Titans Receiver Curse Still Alive?

The Tennessee Titans have never been known for having elite wide receivers. That is something we can all agree on. The seasons under Jeff Fisher never raised questions about the receiving game. Fisher was openly a run-first and play defense type of coach with a quarterback, Steve McNair, who could make a play with his arm when called upon.Combine McNair’s ability with Eddie George...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

How Good Can Zach Mettenberger be for the Titans?

Following the 2005 season, the Tennessee Titans allowed their franchise Quarterback, Steve McNair, to leave for Baltimore in Free Agency.  This year marks the ninth season since McNair’s departure and the Titans are still trying to locate a suitable replacement.  Going back to 2005 (McNair’s last season in cornflower blue) the Titans have used ELEVEN different starting quarterbacks...
Via Football Nation
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

How miserable was Sunday for Ohio's professional football teams?

When it comes to being a fan of Ohio's professional football teams, there have been many bad days. Sunday though brought a new level of misery. How bad was it for Bengals and Browns fans? Taking a sledgehammer to the ankle from Kathy Bates in 'Misery' would have been more pleasant. Cleveland saw its two game winning streak come crashing down with a 24-6 loss at previously-winless...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The 5 Best Players Who Played In The State Of Mississippi

In NCAA College Football traditionally, we see many great players from universities located in the southern states. However, only one state can claim that it has produced the current National Football League all-time leaders in passing and receiving, plus the all-time rusher from 1984 through 2002, and that state is not Texas, California or Florida, but surprisingly Mississippi...
Via Football Nation
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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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...
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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...
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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) -...
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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...
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July 04, 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...
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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...
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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’s Paul Kuharsky, Bulluck fired shots at his so-called friend, running back Chris Johnson....
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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