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Rookie QB Mettenberger ready for extended reps vs. Falcons

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On Saturday night, Titans rookie QB Zach Mettenberger will have another chance to prove that impressive preseason results are more than just fool's gold. Titans backup Charlie Whitehurst won't play against the host Falcons in the third preseason game for both teams (injured finger on throwing hand). That leaves Mettenberger taking all the quarterback snaps...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
26 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina’s Moment Of Truth

The SEC will see a lot of new faces under center this season, as the conference had four signal callers taken in the 2014 NFL Draft. Texas A&M will try to live life without Johnny Manziel, Georgia has to replace Aaron Murray, Alabama must move on from A.J. McCarron, and LSU will be without the services of Zach Mettenberger. That’s quite a bit of star power, but the team that...
Via The Student Section
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Zach Mettenberger could be the Titans answer at QB

It didn’t take long for quarterback Zach Mettenberger to catch the eye of Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt. Just six days after being selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft, the former LSU standout was showing off his notable arm strength at the rookie minicamp. Granted, the players weren’t in pads and there was no contact, however Mettenberger launched a deep pass...
Via isportsweb.com
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie Mettenberger could be Titans' long-term answer at QB

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It didn’t take long for quarterback Zach Mettenberger to catch the eye of Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt. Just six days after being selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft -- in what Whisenhunt labeled as a "low-risk, high reward" pick -- the former LSU standout was showing off his notable arm strength at last week's rookie minicamp. Granted...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Check: Titans Quarterback Zach Mettenberger

Zach Mettenberger is what many would consider "a steal" for the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee traded up in the 6th round to the 178th overall pick to take the LSU quarterback. Many draft experts considered Mettenberger as a 2nd round talent but were concerned by his off-field issues.On April 30th, 2010, Mettenberger plead guilty to two counts of sexual battery after being...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

After focusing on defense on Day 3, Titans move up to grab Mettenberger

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans went largely defensive on the final day of the NFL draft, that is until a final pick that brought the most attention. Three of their four picks today came for a defense moving to a 3-4 basic set under new coach Ken Whisenhunt. Each defender was drafted to fill position needs targeted before the three-day talent gathering began Thursday in New York...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Auburn's Marshall ready to become face of SEC at QB?

AUBURN, Ala. -- Johnny Football is gone. So too is one half of college football's hottest couple. The most prolific passer in SEC history? He's NFL-bound too. The conference, so deep at the most glamorized position on the field last season no longer has Johnny Manziel, AJ McCarron, Aaron Murray, Zach Mettenberger or Connor Shaw. In all, seven of the top eight passers from...
Via Fox Sports South
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Mock Draft: A Quarterback may not be a bad idea in the first round

  With the 20th pick in the in the 2014 NFL Draft the Arizona Cardinals Select… There are many speculations as to who the Arizona Cardinals will choose with their first round pick (20th overall) in the 2014 NFL draft. The Cardinals like all the other teams in the league, have many needs to fill. Every team creates a draft board full of prospects at each position, and ranks them...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

LSU Pro Day: Player Interviews

TSD was able to catch up with several former Tigers after their performances in Wednesday's Pro Day. They dish the latest as they prepare for the NFL Draft, so check out these quotes from Zach Mettenberger, Jeremy Hill, Odell Beckham and others.
Via louisianastate.scout.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 LSU Tigers Key Players and Schedule Preview

The 2014 season for the LSU Tigers will be somewhat of a rebuilding year after losing star quarterback Zach Mettenberger. Mettenberger was arguably the best quarterback LSU has had since Head Coach Les Miles has been in Baton Rouge. The Tigers will have to replace Mettenberger in 2014 and try to keep their dominant running game up to par. The running game of LSU has been their strength...
Via Football Nation
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Zach Mettenberger, Like Johnny Manziel, Does Pro Day In Helmet, Shoulder Pads

Johnny Manziel started a trend – ever heard that before? Last month, Manziel completed his Pro Day workout for NFL scouts wearing a helmet and shoulder pads – something very unorthodox for a prospect to do at the quarterback position. Today, former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger followed suit, wearing his full gear during the Tigers’ Pro Day. Yes, Johnny started a trend...
Via College Spun
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: LSU Quarterback Zach Mettenberger To Meet With Patriots On Tuesday

The New England Patriots are not finished checking out the 2014 NFL draft quarterback class. The Patriots are scheduled to meet with former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger on Tuesday, NFL Media’s Albert Breer reported. Mettenberger’s LSU pro day is Wednesday. Mettenberger tore his ACL in November, but he will participate in all quarterback drills at his pro day, ESPN’s Adam...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

LSU ends spring with big questions at QB

Zach Mettenberger’s injury at the end of the 2013 season opened the door for then freshman Anthony Jennings. Jennings was impressive in a 99 yard TD drive to lead LSU over Arkansas. On the flip side, he struggled in the Outback Bowl against Iowa going 7 of 19 for 82 yards and throwing an untimely pick. Having seen good and bad from Jennings, he entered spring as the most likely...
Via Crystal Ball Run
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rehab ahead of schedule, LSU's Mettenberger readies for pro day

ATLANTA -- Zach Mettenberger emerged from the FOX Sports South studio after his four-hour taping of 'The Panel,' just the latest stop in a media blitz for the former LSU quarterback as he awaits May's NFL draft. "You've got to be everywhere, you've got to talk to everyone, (but) at the same you have to prepare yourself to get drafted," Mettenberger said...
Via Fox Sports South
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Spring Primer: Quarterbacks

With spring practice right around the corner for LSU, TSD's Ben Love is previewing the Tigers all over the gridiron. Today it's time to examine how LSU is stacking up under center with Zach Mettenberger gone from the picture.
Via louisianastate.scout.com
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars should keep an eye on Zach Mettenberger

How big of an understatement would it be to say that the Jacksonville Jaguars have had issues at the quarterback position? Hell, it’s almost a cliché at this point. The team’s offense has been a true eyesore for fans to watch over the course of the last three seasons with guys like Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert “running the show.”  Henne is a guy who has played below average...
Via cover32
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

LSU's Zach Mettenberger is making good progress rehabilitating his surgically repaired knee

LSU trainer Jack Marucci is amazed at former Tiger quarterback Zach Mettenberger's progress in rehabbing from knee surgery. Mettenberger himself isn't as easily impressed. Less than a month after having the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee repaired, Mettenberger is already able to practice his drops and do some agility drills on a limited basis. He's...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Somebody get Zach Mettenberger a damn Snickers

Injured LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger wasn't able to play in Wednesday's Outback Bowl against Iowa. The Tigers won the game but Mettenberger, clearly in need of some protein, was unable to wait until the post-game spread provided by the sponsoring steakhouse.Zach dug like a savage. I'm not sure what the beard move was all about...maybe he stores some salt or hot sauce...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

LSU's Ground Game

LSU took a hit when starting QB Zach Mettenberger tore his ACL in the regular season finale. Luckily for the Tigers, they have a strong running game on which to fall back.
Via iowa.scout.com
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

What Does The Future Hold For Mettenberger?

LSU Quarterback Zach Mettenberger will miss what would've been his last game for the bowl bound Bayou Tigers. Mettenberger, the 6'5 235 pound senior from Watkinsville, Georgia, showed dramatic improvements under first year Offensive Coordinator Cam Cameron, tore his ACL waiting to the last millisecond to complete a catch of the year nominee to receiver Jarvis Landry against...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowa vs. LSU, Outback Bowl: 5 Reasons To Watch

Now, it is Anthony Jenkins turn to show what he can do for the LSU Tigers. It only so happens the backup quarterback will be replacing starter Zach Mettenberger in the Outback Bowl, when it faces Iowa in Tampa.This is not exactly where the 14th ranked Tigers wanted to be this season, hoping for a better fate, a better record and a better bowl game. They also had hoped their starting...
Via Football Nation
December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Outback Bowl 2014: The Quarterbacks

This will be the first in a series of articles examining the matchups of the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the no. 16 LSU Tigers.   The Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4, 5-3 Big Ten) will have one important advantage when it faces the no. 16 LSU Tigers (9-4, 5-3 SEC) in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1, a healthy quarterback. LSU’s Zach Mettenberger tore his left ACL and sprained...
Via isportsweb.com
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Mettenberger's LSU QB career ends with knee injury, requires surgery

LSU has announced that Zach Mettenberger's playing career with the Tigers is officially over. Mettenberger injured his left knee while unloading a 32-yard completion in the fourth quarter of No. 14 LSU's 31-27 victory over Arkansas last Friday, and LSU coach Les Miles confirmed the severity of the injury on Wednesday. Shortly after Friday's game, Miles initially expressed...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

LSU QB out for bowl game with torn ACL

LSU senior quarterback Zach Mettenberger has been diagnosed with the dreaded torn Achilles tendon injury, essentially bringing his collegiate career to a disappointingly abrupt conclusion. The injury occurred late in the fourth quarter of the Tigers’ regular season finale against the Arkansas Razorbacks, one which forced an inexperienced backup true freshman QB Anthony Jennings...
Via In The Neutral Zone
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Mettenberger's LSU career ends with knee injury

LSU has announced that Zach Mettenberger's playing career with the Tigers is officially over. Mettenberger injured his left knee while unloading a 32-yard completion in the fourth quarter of No. 14 LSU's 31-27 victory over Arkansas last Friday, and LSU coach Les Miles confirmed the severity of the injury on Wednesday. Shortly after Friday's game, Miles initially expressed...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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