Archive for June, 2007

Spend the Fourth with the Titans

June 30, 2007

Titans Radio and 104-5 The Zone are teaming up to rebroadcast eight Titans games on July 4. The first game will air beginning at 5:00 a.m. Central Time and the final game will begin at 5:00 p.m. Fan voting will determine which game will be featured as the grand finale. Cast your ballot between now and noon Tuesday at the 104-5 The Zone website, where you can also listen live. Fans in middle Tennessee can listen at 104.5 FM as well.
The following eight games will be re-aired on the 4th: (more…)

Guest article on Andre Woolfolk

June 27, 2007

I received an email about Andre Woolfolk from a regular reader and sometime commenter on Total Titans and he’s given me permission to publish the following portion of it as a guest article.
How About Some Positive Press on a Role Model Player Fighting For His Career
The team issued a statement that the corner spots are up for grabs this pre-season based on what happens in camp… Wide open competition. If this holds true and Andre plays like he did last camp and preseason, no way Smith, Hill, Waddell and maybe even Finnegan will beat him out…
If the team approaches this fairly and Andre shines…. Please Sir, Be one of the press people to notice without running with the bandwagon we want him gone campaign…. Thank you Sir… Have a great evening.
Morris Felders Jr.
(one of Andre’s Uncles)

Tackle Otto adds depth on o-line

June 26, 2007

I’m a little unsure what to make of the Titans selecting another offensive tackle in the draft. They already had four tackles in Michael Roos, David Stewart, Dan Loper and Seth Wand.
Michael Otto is the latest addition to o-line coach Mike Munchak’s stable of linemen. A four-year starter at Purdue, Otto had 50 starts at left tackle, an impressive feat in the tough Big Ten conference.
The scouting report on Otto says he’s excellent in pass protection and has good mirroring skills, balance, long arms and quick feet. (more…)

Titans’ Smith vies for spot as nickel back

June 22, 2007

Sixth-round draft pick Ryan Smith has an outside chance of making the team this season.
A cornerback in college (Utah and Florida), he’ll probably only see action in nickel and dime packages, in addition to being expected to contribute on special teams. The scouting report on him says he’s too small at 168 pounds to be on the field for possible running plays.
The competition at nickel is crowded, with Cortland Finnegan, Kelly Herndon, Andre Woolfolk and Michael Waddell all vying for a spot. Safety Vince Fuller may also be in the mix at nickel, which he’s played before. (more…)

Las Vegas police file charges against Pacman

June 20, 2007

Suspended star could face 12 years in prison
Las Vegas police have officially charged Pacman Jones with two counts of felony coercion. They had earlier recommended charges against Pacman to the DA for a shooting in February which left three people injured, one of them paralyzed, after an altercation in a strip club.
One of the conditions of NFL commisioner Roger Goodell’s suspension of Pacman was that he have no further involvement with law enforcement, including this case and other pending cases in Tennessee and Georgia.
It would seem that this violates Goodell’s condition and he will probably not reduce Pacman’s suspension to ten games. If anything, he may increase the length of the suspension. (more…)

Fisher expects Brown to re-sign

June 18, 2007

Who will be #29?
Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher said he expects Chris Brown to sign a new contract in time for the Titans’ last minicamp this year, which starts tomorrow.
Brown’s agent said last week that he had narrowed his choices to the Titans and Bears.
If Brown does re-sign, the Titans will have two running backs named Chris and only one of them can wear jersey number 29, which was previously Brown’s. (more…)

Pacman involved in another incident

June 18, 2007

WSB-TV and The Atlanta Journal Constitution are reporting that Pacman Jones has been involved in another incident at a strip club.
A 2:30 a.m. altercation at Club Blaze, a DeKalb County strip club, was followed by a shooting on I-285. Fortunately, no one was shot but one man was scratched by flying plastic. Investigators want to question Jones about the incident.
If Pacman had any hopes about commissioner Roger Goodell reducing his yearlong suspension to ten games, they are now dashed. In a meeting with Goodell before his suspension, Pacman told the commissioner he was imposing a curfew on himself and would stay out of strip clubs. (more…)

Titans want to bring Brown back

June 15, 2007

The Titans didn’t offer Chris Brown a contract after last season and allowed him to test the waters in free agency. Now Tennessee GM Mike Reinfeldt says he hopes they can sign Brown in time for the next minicamp on Tuesday.
The Chicago Bears are also interested in signing Brown and his agent is noncommittal.
I have mixed feelings about bringing Brown back.
One the one hand, he requested a trade last year, which didn’t go over well with the Titans or with the fans. If he didn’t want to be here, why bring him back?
On the other hand, the Titans need a veteran back and Brown brings a lot to the table. He knows the playbook, terminology and the system. Brown can step right in and be a starter if necessary. He’s a good third-down back who’s able to pick up the blitz, run a draw, or catch a pass out of the backfield.
I’d like to hear some of your opinions.

Titans need Ford to provide pass rush

June 14, 2007

Sixth-round draft pick Jacob Ford should be looked at as a strictly one-dimensional player.
A defensive end, whose weight is listed as 249 pounds, he’s too light to stop the run and was apparently drafted for the sole purpose of providing a pass rush from the right side.
Ford is a speed rusher who had a 4.63 40-yard dash, though hampered by a quad injury. Titans fans will have to hope he has the quickness to go along with that speed, drawing some attention away from Kyle Vanden Bosch on the other side. (more…)

Pacman Withdraws Appeal

June 12, 2007

Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has notified NFL commissioner Roger Goodell he is withdrawing his appeal of his season-long suspension.
Jones’ agent Michael Huyghue issued the following statement on Jones’ behalf:

“I understand my responsibilities to my teammates, the Titans and my fans and I am committed to turning my life around and being a positive member of the NFL.
“Last week, I asked for an opportunity to meet privately with commissioner Goodell. I met with him earlier today to tell him about the steps I have taken to change my life since being suspended by the NFL. I accept the discipline that’s been imposed on me and I am withdrawing my appeal.” (more…)