Posts Tagged ‘Albert Haynesworth’

2010 Tennessee Titans offseason positional analysis: DT

February 15, 2010

Since Andrew recently took a look at how the Tennessee Titans stack up at the defensive end position, it’s only natural for the next installment of our offseason positional analyses to be focused upon the guys who make up the rest of the defensive line: the defensive tackles.

Heading into the 2009 season, filling the enormous void left by “Fat Albert” Haynesworth was the main goal for the Titans at DT. Despite the stellar play of Tony Brown and a solid run defense, the DT position failed to get the type of consistent pass rush that was a trademark of the units that consisted of the gargantuan Haynesworth manning the fort in the trenches.

With 2009 behind us and 2010 looming on the not-so-immediate horizon, let’s analyze the state of affairs at defensive tackle. (more…)

Memo to the Tennessee Titans: Keep Tony Brown around

February 9, 2010

Regardless of whether or not a new collective bargaining agreement will be reached by the beginning of March, in some shape or form, Tony Brown will be a free agent this offseason.

Without a new CBA, Brown’s ability to test the free agency waters will be restricted. At the opposite end of the spectrum, TB will be an unrestricted free agent if the seemingly impossible occurs with the owners and the players’ union shaking hands on a new agreement.

Either way, based on his stellar play over the last couple of seasons, the Tennessee Titans would be wise to bring Tony Brown back into the fold. (more…)

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…)

2010 Senior Bowl: Possible Tennessee Titan draft options

January 29, 2010

Tomorrow, Mobile, Alabama will play host to its annual all-star game that showcases the talents of college football’s best and brightest senior NFL draft prospects.

The Senior Bowl is an excellent opportunity for NFL teams to get a head-start in the lengthy evaluation process that culminates with April’s NFL Draft.

Let’s take a look at a few Senior Bowl participants who could emerge as potential draft targets for the Tennessee Titans. (more…)

Defensive End: The Tennessee Titans’ biggest draft need?

January 19, 2010

Depending on the outcome of a coin flip, the Tennessee Titans will be on the clock with the 16th or 17th pick in April’s 2010 NFL Draft.

According to early mock drafters, the Titans would be wise to invest in the defensive end position with their first pick. Considering the questionable returns of veterans Kyle Vanden Bosch and Jevon Kearse and a decrease in sack production last year, draft prognosticators, at least in the early going of the process that culminates in April, are convinced that DE is the way to go with the Titans’ first selection. (more…)

The Tennessee Titans miss Chris Carr

January 16, 2010

Later today, former Titan/current Baltimore Raven Chris Carr will serve as his new team’s returner and starting cornerback as they face off against Peyton Manning and the Colts.

Meanwhile, back in Nashville, the hurt that stems from the offseason loss of “Mr. Indispensable” still lingers.

As we’ve said on several occasions on Total Titans since Carr’s departure last March, losing the valuable returner/fill-in CB was undoubtedly one of the Titans’ worst offseason decisions in 2009. (more…)

The Tennessee Titans’ 2009 report card: Defense

January 14, 2010

Tony Brown was the Titans best defender. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans


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We looked at the report card for the offense the other day and will now turn to the defense.
 
As before, I’ve arranged the grades by position group, with a sentence or two about each player after their grades. Only the players who had significant playing time are graded here. Also, please note that these grades reflect only their performance on defense; any special teams play is not considered here.
 
As you might expect from a defense which had a poor year, many of their grades are not pretty. (more…)

The verdict is in: The Tennessee Titans miss Albert Haynesworth

December 31, 2009

As we all know, Albert Haynesworth departed Nashville for the financially greener pastures of Washington D.C. last offseason.

To some degree, most of us figured that his absence would be felt on the Titan defense in 2009. Of course, it’s hard for a unit to improve when you lose such a talented specimen who wreaked havoc against the run and pass.

Now that the season is virtually over, it’s time to look back and examine how much Haynesworth was missed by the Titan D in ’09. (more…)