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Total Titans has a new home!

February 18, 2010

Total Titans has a new location, folks!

We’ve officially been launched on the Bloguin network as of today so hopefully, you will follow us to our new location as we continue to try to provide you the reader with original analysis/insight regarding your favorite football team: the Tennessee Titans.

Here is the url for the new home of Total Titans:

When will the Tennessee Titans show CJ the money?

February 3, 2010

In a topsy-turvy season filled with high and lows, there was one constant for the Tennessee Titans in 2009: the dominating performance by Every Coach’s Dream a.k.a. Chris Johnson.

CJ was a consistent ray of light as he trotted past the 2,000 yard rushing mark in ’09. In only two seasons in the NFL, he’s been everything the Titans dreamed and envisioned when they shocked the world (outside of Frank Wycheck) by selecting him with pick #24 in the 2008 draft.

With two years served in a modest $12 million rookie contract, CJ has hopes of becoming the league’s highest paid-back in the not-so-distant future.

When will the typically frugal Titan front office step up and reward Johnson with the new contract he probably deserves? (more…)

Four records are within Chris Johnson’s reach

December 27, 2009

Chris Johnson speeds by the defense in training camp. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans.

Chris Johnson speeds by the defense in the Titans 2009 training camp. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans.

Will CJ become CJ2K?

Now that the playoffs are no longer a possibility for the Tennessee Titans, there’s not a lot left to play for, other than records and experience for younger players.

There are some prestigious and attainable single-season records that the Titans’ offense and Chris Johnson will be striving to achieve in the season finale at Seattle next week.

If Johnson is able to set any of these records, they will also reflect on the rest of the team, particularly the offensive line. Hey, those are my guys and I’d love to see them get some more recognition too.

We’ll look at four records within Johnson’s reach, after the jump. (more…)

Titans place Bulluck and Thornton on IR

December 21, 2009

Keith Bulluck and David Thornton photo by Andrew Strickert

OLBs Keith Bulluck and David Thornton
photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans

Veteran linebackers Keith Bulluck and David Thornton will be placed on Injured Reserve, Titans coach Jeff Fisher announced today.

Bulluck’s MRI revealed a torn ACL and the Titans decided to go ahead with surgery for Thornton’s injured pectoral muscle.

It didn’t look good when Bulluck left the field Sunday afternoon. It looked worse when the defense, which had played rather well until then, started having problems. The problems weren’t entirely due to the loss of Bulluck. The d-line had some injury issues and Michael Griffin was still on the field, both of which were contributing factors, but the defense had a 24-6 lead when Bulluck left and couldn’t hold that 18-point lead. (more…)

Wife says Reese saved Fisher’s job twice

October 22, 2009

Folks, thanks for your patience. We’re aware of the technical difficulties on the site and our webmaster is working on them.

I heard an interesting conversation on Nashville sports radio this afternoon. Sally Reese, the wife of former Titans general manager Floyd Reese, called in to give her version of events concerning her husband and Jeff Fisher.

The most interesting item was her statement that Floyd saved Fisher’s job on two occasions and noted that if he hadn’t done so, he’d still be in Tennessee and Fisher would have been long gone.

She sounded bitter, but credible.

It’s to Floyd Reese’s credit that he’s never publicly said anything negative about the Titans since his dismissal. His wife knew he’d be upset with her for making the statements she did.

It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Rod Hood to the rescue? Titans sign veteran CB

October 15, 2009

In desperate need of depth in a porous secondary that’s already facing life without Nick Harper, Vincent Fuller and possibly (once again) Cortland Finnegan, the Tennessee Titans signed veteran CB Roderick Hood earlier today.

Hood is a seven-year vet who once snagged an impressive 5 interceptions for 196 yards and 2 scores during the 2007 season.


Titans fall to Colts to drop to 0-5

October 11, 2009

Following an 0-4 start, the Titans were facing perhaps their last sliver of hope as they hosted the unbeaten Colts on Sunday Night Football.  For the fifth time this season, though, the Colts ended a game with a victory, while the Titans ended the game with a loss, in this case by the final tally of 31-9.  For a detailed description of the game as it happened, check out the liveblog I did.

The game actually started fairly promisingly for the Titans, as an interception by Keith Bulluck and a punt muff helped the Titans be down 7-6 at the end of the first quarter.  Following another exchange of scores TD and FG, the Colts jumped out to a 12 point lead in the last minute of the first half on a 93 yard drive aided by a couple personal foul penalties against Titans defensive ends.  Whatever slim hops the Titans had after that were extinguished after Collins was intercepted the first possession of the second half, a pick converted into a TD to make it 28-9.


Titans-Jaguars inactives, game thread

October 4, 2009

The list of inactives for today’s game is out and includes a couple names you’d like to see active:

DE Dave Ball, WR Dominique Edison, S Vincent Fuller, CB Cortland Finnegan, WR Lavelle Hawkins, DT Jason Jones, LB Stanford Keglar, OT Troy Kropog

CB Cary Williams, added to the roster yesterday when the Titans released Patrick Ramsey is active.  Rookie Jason McCourty is listed as the starter at CB in Finnegan’s stead, while Jovan Haye starts at DT aside Tony Brown in place of Jason Jones.  With McCourty listed as the starter, I’m assuming Ryan Mouton will be the nickel corner today.  One thing that wouldn’t surprise me much is if Michael Griffin lines up in the slot some, depending on how much confidence they have in newly-signed S Kevin Kaesviharn.

For the Jaguars, the following players are inactive:

OT Ebon Britton, S Sean Considine, CB William Middleton, OT Eugene Monroe, DT Greg Peterson, LB Adam Seward, WR Tiquan Underwood, CB Brian Witherspoon

Yes, that’s both of the Jaguars’ starting rookie tackles.  Former Eagles veteran Tra Thomas starts at LT in place of Monroe, while RG Maurice Williams kicks out to RT in place of Britton with Uchi Nwaneri, whom the Titans were able to exploit when he filled in Week 1 last year, playing at RG.

Please feel free to share your comments here during today’s game.

Titans make roster moves, re-sign Mark Jones

September 29, 2009

The Tennessee Titans have re-signed return specialist Mark Jones, Jonathan Hutton reports. The Titans also signed former Bengals and Saints safety Kevin Kaesviharn, reports Gary Estwick.
To make room for them on the roster, Craig Hentrich was placed on Injured Reserve and RB Chris Henry was released.
Also, former Titans CB Cary Williams was signed to the practice squad.
I was surprised the Titans released Jones in their final roster cutdowns. They signed him as an offseason free agent acquisition to replace Chris Carr, then decided they could do without him and go with rookies Ryan Mouton and Jason McCourty instead.


Titans make final roster cut

September 5, 2009

Following up on yesterday’s post on the first nineteen cuts, the Titans made three more cuts to get down to 53, today.  Per the press release on the official site, these were three cuts we hadn’t heard about yet

DE Larry Birdine
LB Ryan Fowler
RB Quinton Ganther (injured)

Congratulations, Chris Henry, you’re around for at least another day.