Total Titans will select an all-time Titans team

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We’re starting to compile our list of an all-time Tennessee Titans team.
Every day, or nearly every day, in June, we’ll start a new poll on the Total Titans home page. Your votes will determine the team.
I’m going to use editorial privilege though, to declare Craig Hentrich as the punter. Hentrich only missed one game since coming to Tennessee ten years ago, so he really doesn’t have any competition at his position. No sense in having a poll on that position.
Our first team will have more than 22 players. I’d also like to include a nickelback and third (slot) receiver, since they get enough playing time to be considered starters. I’d also like to include a kicker, punter (Hentrich), punt returner and kick returner. Maybe a gunner or coverage guy. I’m even thinking about having a H-back, in addition to a tight end.
And now, on to our first poll. Who is the Titans all-time quarterback? Steve McNair or Vince Young? Each of them has been considered to be the full-time starter and though other Titans have been part-time/temporary starters, McNair and Young have been considered to be the man when healthy. Neil O’Donnell, Billy Volek and Kerry Collins have all started multiple games, but have been caretakers, not owners, of the position.

Stats Gms Strts Comp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rate
Steve McNair 126 125 2,176 3,648 59.6 25,375 6.96 147 98 83.0
Vince Young 30 28 422 739 57.1 4,745 6.42 21 30 69.0

Steve McNair was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and won a league co-MVP award. McNair’s stats listed above include only his stats as a Tennessee Oiler/Titan. They do not include his brief time as a Houston Oiler or Baltimore Ratbird.
Vince Young is the only rookie quarterback to play in the Pro Bowl and was named the league’s offensive rookie of the year in 2006.
Your votes and comments will be appreciated.
Finally, to give you an idea of what you can expect in the near future on Total Titans, after we conclude the selection of the all-time Titans team we’ll start preparing for training camp in July with previews and analysis of every position. It will be similar to what we did in January and February but will include players acquired in free agency and the rookies.
Of course, we’ll continue to discuss current events and hot topics as well. Anytime you have an idea for something you’d like to read about, please let us know. Our goal is to continue to bring you the best in Titans’ commentary and opinion and to continue to be rated as the best Titans site on the web.

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6 Responses to “Total Titans will select an all-time Titans team”

  1. Drexel Perry Says:

    Thanks for the kind words, David H.
    McNair is definitely the guy in this poll. As Tom says, maybe somewhere down the road we can re-visit this conversation but for today, McNair reigns supreme.

  2. Tom Gower Says:

    Unfortunately, the franchise has spent only a dozen years in Tennessee. That’s a brief enough period of time there probably shouldn’t be much debate at some positions. Punter’s one of them. I think this is another-hopefully in 5 years this will be a difficult question, but right now I think it has to be Mac-9 all the way.

  3. David H. Says:

    I haven’t commented on this site for a while cause its the offseason and theres not much football news going on, but I just want to say hats off to this site and all the writers for comming up with more and more interesting topics for us to debate about durring the long, boring, (uncomfortably boring) offseason. McNair is definetly a no brainer and so is Eddie George for the franchise’s QB and RB. There should be no arguement whatsoever. Some of the other positions are open for debate. A much heated debate I would asume. Again thanks to MVN and the Total Titans staff for giving the fans something to talk about during the offseason.

  4. I.jason Says:

    Agreed. McNair is the All-Time Titans’ QB. I think we can declare Eddie George at RB as well, and very likely Frank Wycheck at TE. The only discussion about Bruce Matthews should be which OL position we declare as his. Other positions are open for debate, perhaps, but these (like Hentrich as Punter) should be dead locks.

  5. jrtitans Says:

    I would suggest you go with 3 QBs and the practice squad too–kinda like a dream team. I like Vince but Cmon–McNair was C0-MVP and took us to the superbowl.
    No problem with what was mentioned but maybe more locks?
    I did like “automatic AL” but after that failure in the Ravens game –I think you have to go with the pro-bowlers.
    Im saying Bironas, Mason as a kick returner, KVB and AL—and is somebody not taking Mr Monday Night Bullock as a linebacker?

  6. Dave Says:

    What about Brad Hopkins…one of the best left tackles to play the game in general so he’s gotta be a lock at LT.

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