Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s second-tier inside linebackers

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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2015 Tennessee Titans offseason positional analysis: ILB

Let’s see, if I get ILB up now, CB up Monday night, S up Tuesday during the day, and ST up Tuesday night, I could write my two pre-draft posts. That works. After defensive line and outside linebacker, our next stop around the defensive half of the Tennessee Titans as we head deeper into the 2015 offseason is a look at the inside linebackers. So, through Football Outsiders one of...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans' Top Sleepers

After last season, the Tennessee Titans have nowhere to go but up. On both sides of the ball, they were near the bottom of the league. The Titans will look to improve next season, and that will depend heavily on whomever starts at quarterback for them. Since the quarterback situation is still relatively unknown, I am going to focus on two other players that the Titans will need to...
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March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Tennessee Titans Have the Worst Defense in the NFL?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans Review: Linebackers

This week’s Tennessee Titans position spotlight is on the linebackers, which were the cause of a lot of speculation for the 2013-2014 season, mainly because of the defensive scheme.Previously, from 1999-2013, the Titans ran a 4-3 defensive scheme. This meant four defensive linemen, and three linebackers. But when head coach Ken Whisenhut took the job and brought in defensive coordinator...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray Horton vs. the Steelers

As promised, a post on the defense. This will be a look at some of the very good things the Titans did with their pressure packages that discombobulated the Steelers through the better part of three quarters, plus a look at how the Steelers were able to turn this around. Let’s start with the first third-and-long pass of the game. The Steelers were facing third-and-9 at the Titans...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Developing IDP Dynasty - A Look Ahead

If you play dynasty fantasy football, it’s time to start to look to next year if you haven’t already. Whether your team is in the playoff hunt or not, it’s time to take stock of your roster and decide how you will approach the offseason. Who of your players will be retiring? Who will be coming back from season-ending IR injuries? Which of your rookies project to garner more...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans Could Field Offers For S Michael Griffin & LB Wesley Woodyard

Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com confirms the report from Ian Rapoport that the Titans are in fact shopping veteran WR Nate Washington.  Interestingly enough, McCormick adds that S Michael Griffin‘s name has come up as a potential trade option as well. According to McCormick, there is talk that Tennessee is open to trading both players, but he’s not saying with any...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Titans linebacker blasts reporter for questioning team’s heart

The Tennessee Titans are unquestionably going through a rough stretch right now, having dropped four straight games after opening the season with a surprise win over Kansas City. On Sunday the Titans blew a 25 point lead at home to the lowly Cleveland Browns. This has some people questioning the team’s heart and how much they really care about winning. Just don’t say it to their...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Whisenhunt wants to win now in 2nd time as coach

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt is the reason why safety Bernard Pollard agreed to return to Tennessee. Linebacker Wesley Woodyard did his research into the coach and learned enough that he signed with the Titans. Mike Mularkey waited and watched, hoping his old friend would choose the Titans. Whisenhunt just wants to win in his second time as a head coach in the...
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September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans capsule

TENNESSEE TITANS (7-9) New faces: Coach Ken Whisenhunt, defensive coordinator Ray Horton, RT Michael Oher, RB Dexter McCluster, LBs Wesley Woodyard and Shaun Phillips, DL Al Woods, rookies LT Taylor Lewan and RB Bishop Sankey. Key losses: Coach Mike Munchak, RB Chris Johnson, CB Alterraun Verner, K Rob Bironas, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, WR Kenny Britt. Strengths: Coach, WR, TE, RB, OL...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: ILB

We continue the defensive part of our tour around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we approach the 2014 regular season with a look at the inside linebackers. As is the case with the outside linebackers, the inside linebacker group in Ray Horton’s new 3-4 defense combines players from a couple different positions in this past offseason’s positional analyses. In this...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Camp Preview: Linebackers

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 Defensive Line Today’s preview focuses on the linebackers group, where Tennessee...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Tennessee Titans a top 10 defense in 2014?

Will the Titans defense take the next step under new defensive coordinator Ray Horton and become a top-10 defense in 2014? They were just on the brink of being a top 10 defense last season, finishing the season No. 14 in total defense, allowing just under 338 total yards per game. The Titans had the No. 11 overall pass defense in 2013, but the No. 20 overall rush defense. If they...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tweets of interest on Tennessee’s selection in Round 5

The Titans kept the defensive theme on Day 3, taking inside linebacker Avery Williamson. Check out some tweets of interest on the defensive standout from Kentucky: http://t.co/zFyZ2KNFrV says of Williamson: Thick frame, heavy anchor. Thumper flashes quick&heavy hands. Above-avg upper body power #TENpick — Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) May 10, 2014 Avery Williamson grew up...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: Titans showing major interest in Tre Mason

The Tennessee Titans decided to move on from former superstar running back Chris Johnson this offseason, and now they are turning their attention to finding his replacement in the NFL Draft. According to reports from Jim Wyatt of the Nashville Tennessean, the Titans could be targeting Auburn running back Tre Mason with the 42nd overall pick. Mason has been all over the place as far...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Evaluating The Broncos: Part VIII: Linebackers

In this week's installment of "Evaluating the Broncos", we're talking linebackers. For the Denver Broncos, this group features some of the team's best players, but also some of their roster's worst deficiencies.The Broncos lost some key contributors to free agency. And they haven't added any new "known quantities" yet. They courted D'Qwell Jackson, but lost out to Indianapolis. There...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans safety Bernard Pollard: Team has 'sucked butt'

Tennessee Titans safety Benard Pollard, who signed a two-year extension this offseason, wants to win now. “We have been a team where we have sucked butt. And I’m just being perfectly honest with you,” Pollard said, via Terry McCormick of TitansInsider. “We have sucked butt, and it’s time for us to turn that corner. Like I said last year and this year, we’re gonna knock...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans interested in James Harrison?

The Tennessee Titans have been very active so far this season, and it appears that they might not be finished yet. According to reports coming out of Tennessee, the Titans very well could look to sign Harrison in the coming weeks as the NFL Draft approaches. Will Lomas of Music City Miracles, a Titans website, believes that the Titans could look to sign Harrison and that it would...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans statement on RB Chris Johnson

The Tennessee Titans announced Friday that they have released running back Chris Johnson. “As an organization, we want to thank Chris for his contributions to the Titans,” Titans General Manager Ruston Webster said in a statement. “Chris produced many memorable moments, broke franchise records and was durable over his six year career with our team. We have had an open dialogue...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans sign LB Wesley Woodyard

The Tennessee Titans on Friday continued the revamping of their defense, signing free agent linebacker Wesley Woodyard, formerly of the Denver Broncos, to a contract. Multiple reports indicate it is a four-year deal. Woodyard joined the Broncos out of Kentucky as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He became a regular starter in 2012 and started 10 of the 14 games he played in 2013...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans sign RT MIchael Oher, release QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

The Titans weren't done with roster moves on Friday after signing Wesley Woodyard. In two moves that were somewhere between not surprising and almost completely inevitable, the Titans released quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and signed free agent right tackle Michael Oher, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, to a four-year deal. Fitzpatrick's released was pretty much inevitable after...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaun Phillips, Titans agree on two-year deal

Tennessee Titans and free agent defensive end Shaun Phillips have agreed on a two-year deal worth $6 million. Shaun Phillips agrees to a 2-year deal worth a max of $6 million with the Titans, source says. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 27, 2014 Phillips, 31, played nine seasons in San Diego before signing a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos last offseason. Phillips...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans make big free agency splash on defense

While free agency has slowed down considerably, the Tennessee Titans made a big splash late Thursday. Shaun Phillips agrees to a 2-year deal worth a max of $6 million with the Titans, source says. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 27, 2014 This is the second former Denver Bronco the Titans have poached, signing linebacker Wesley Woodyard earlier this month. Phillips played...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans make big free agency splash on defense

While free agency has slowed down considerably, the Tennessee Titans made a big splash late Thursday. Shaun Phillips agrees to a 2-year deal worth a max of $6 million with the Titans, source says. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 27, 2014 This is the second former Denver Bronco the Titans have poached, signing linebacker Wesley Woodyard earlier this month. Phillips played...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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