Archive for May, 2008

Jeff Fisher overrated? Sal Paolantonio thinks so

May 31, 2008

In an ESPN article taken from his book, “The Paolantonio Report: The Most Overrated and Underrated Players, Teams, Coaches and Moments in NFL History,” Sal takes a shot at our very own Jeff Fisher.
In Sal’s mind, the long-time Titan general is an overrated head coach.


What is it with Titans’ seventh-round cornerbacks?

May 30, 2008

Will the tradition continue with Cary Williams?
The Titans have had some success drafting cornerbacks in the seventh round recently. Three years ago, they selected Reynaldo Hill in the seventh round and he won a starting job by October, beating out veteran Andre Woolfolk, a former first-round pick. Two years ago, they drafted Cortland Finnegan in the seventh round. He was the starting nickelback on opening day in 2006 and won a starting job at corner last year. Finnegan is definitely a keeper.
Will good things happen for the Titans with this year’s seventh round pick, CB Cary Williams from Washburn?

I don’t want to see too much of Stanford Keglar

May 29, 2008

I just hope we won’t see too much of the Titans’ final fourth-round pick, LB Stanford Keglar, except for on special teams. Not right away.
Why? Because if Keglar sees significant playing time, it will be because Keith Bulluck or David Thornton has been injured. Bulluck led the Titans in tackles for five straight years before Thornton replaced him as the leading tackler last year. I won’t feel good about losing either one of them and being replaced by a rookie. (more…)

Could Travis Henry return to the Titans?

May 28, 2008

Denver’s decision to sign veteran free agent RB Michael Pittman yesterday could usher in the release of former Titan Travis Henry. Henry, who is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury, may be expendable as a result of the acquisition of Pittman and the development of young RB’s Selvin Young and Ryan Torain.
If last week is any indication, the Titans appear to be interested in attaining a veteran running back to pair with their young stable of runners. If Henry is released, the Titans should consider bringing him back to Nashville.

Can Lavelle Hawkins help the Titans?

May 27, 2008

As mentioned in my last post, I became more comfortable with the selection of William Hayes after I learned a little more about him. I regret I do not have that same comfort level with the Titans’ second fourth-round pick, WR Lavelle Hawkins.
It’s not because of anything specific about Hawkins — I would feel the same about any receiver the Titans drafted. The WR in the draft I looked at who would have been most acceptable to me was DeSean Jackson, and that was due in large part to his ability as a returner.

Feeling better about William Hayes

May 26, 2008

My initial reaction to the selection of William “Big Play” Hayes was not favorable. The Titans gave up two picks to move up in the draft, which I disagreed with at the time.
One thing I didn’t like was uncertainty about Hayes’ weight. He was listed at 250-something on some websites, 270-something on others. The 250-pound range, coupled with the fact that he was a converted linebacker, made me think he might be just another outside speed rusher.
I now feel better after seeing the Titans have him listed on their roster at 272 pounds. (more…)

Some Titan Memorial Day weekend notes

May 24, 2008

Memorial Day weekend is officially upon us. As most of us travel to see loved ones or prepare to host barbecues consisting of tons of great food, here are a few Titan-related tidbits of info to satisfy your hunger for football news.
We all witnessed Vince Young’s struggles during his nightmarish sophomore campaign in the NFL, but it’s startling to hear that the Titans’ franchise quarterback actually considered retirement last season.

Ron Dayne: Future Titan?

May 22, 2008

According to the Tennessean, former Houston Texan RB Ron Dayne will be in town today to take a physical.

Some Titan-related news in the dead of the offseason

May 21, 2008

With the draft taking place almost a month ago and a few months remaining before training camp, information is hard to come by for the die-hard aficionados of the NFL.
As we all try to cope with the dog daze of the offseason, here are a few Titan-related tidbits that will hopefully capture your attention.

2007 Titan draft class: A year two outlook

May 20, 2008

In my last article, I took a look at the prospects of the current Titan rookie class as they attempt to earn time on the playing field during their rookie seasons.
Only a few members of the 2007 Titan draft class contributed on the field in their rookie campaigns. As year two of their careers approaches, let’s take a look at what the remaining 2007 class of draftees have in store for their second seasons.