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The Tennessee Titans’ 2009 report card: Special teams

January 17, 2010

Craig Hentrich holds for Rob Bironas' kick. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans

I’ve never seen such a mess as the Titans’ special teams were in 2009. Ten different Titans returned kicks, five players returned punts and four men punted. Many of their efforts had less than desirable outcomes.

Amid all of these helter-skelter inconsistencies and personnel changes, there were several bright spots.

As I did in the report cards for the offense and defense, I’ll have a few comments along with the grades. This time, grades are given only for special teams play and do not include or reflect upon a player’s contributions on offense or defense. (more…)

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The Tennessee Titans’ 2009 report card: Offense

January 11, 2010
Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans

David Stewart is the Titans best o-lineman. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans

Now that the season is over, it’s time to review the players’ performance over the last three months. We’ve been doing that, of course, on an ongoing basis but not yet for the entire season.
 
These grades are only for offensive plays and do not include players’ performance on special teams, which will be in a separate article. The grades are followed by comments based upon my observations over the course of the season.
 
It all starts with the guys up front, so we’ll start there.
 
Offensive line: They paved the way for Chris Johnson’s record setting season and allowed only 15 sacks. That doesn’t mean they were all great. (more…)

Tennessee Titans at Seattle Seahawks preview

December 30, 2009

The Seattle Seahawks, who will host the Tennessee Titans this week, are not a good team. They’re now a team with a 5-10 record on a three-game losing streak.

If not for a very weak schedule, the Seahawks could easily be 2-13 right now. Two of their wins came against the cellar dwellers in their division, the St. Louis Rams. Titans fans saw how bad the Lambs were in Week Fourteen, in a 47-7 mismatch.

Another Seahawk win was against the 2-13 Detroit Lions. Hey, somebody had to win that game and fortune smiled on the home team that day. Fortune did not smile on the homestanding Seahawks two weeks ago, as they were upset by the then 1-12 Bucs. (more…)

Titans humiliate putrid Rams 47-7

December 13, 2009

Led by yet another great performance by Chris Johnson and an extremely opportunistic defense, the Tennessee Titans notched their sixth win in seven games as they blew out the overmatched St. Louis Rams 47-7.

CJ accumulated 186 all-purpose yards and 3 touchdowns on the afternoon and the defense wreaked havoc on Rams’ rookie QB Keith Null by intercepting him five times.

The only real negative that emerged from today’s dominating win was Vince Young’s first-half hamstring injury that kept him out for the remainder of the contest.

More thoughts on today’s impressive Titan victory…up next. (more…)

Titans who may not be back in 2010

October 29, 2009

There should be a poll up about the decision today naming VY as the starter. This post would’ve been written earlier but for technical difficulties-I’m not trying to ignore the latest news.

Two months ago, looking ahead, the question that would have seemed to be facing the Titans in the 2010 offseason would be whether or not the Titans would have a realistic shot at seriously competing for a Super Bowl berth in 2010 and which veterans should be retained for another year. As we look toward Week 8 of the 2009 season, though, it’s depressingly apparent that that open window mostly closed in the recent offseason.

With the window mostly shut, the decision as to which players might be retained changed a little. So, which Titans could be looking at playing elsewhere in 2010?

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