Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Fisher’

Tennessee Titans offseason positional analysis: Defensive end

February 12, 2010

William Hayes and Jevon Kearse wore each others' jerseys in practice one day. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans.

Continuing our offseason positional analyses, we now take a look at the defensive ends. The Titans started the 2009 season with five DEs and finished with six on the roster. Three of the six are free agents who will more than likely not be back in two-tone blue this season and another is an untested commodity.

That leaves only two who are certain to be on the roster in September so this position group should have more turnover than any other for the Titans this offseason.

Here’s a look at the status of the defensive ends, after the jump. (more…)

2010 Tennessee Titans offseason positional analysis: WR

January 27, 2010

After concentrating on the state of affairs at the quarterback position, naturally, we’ll now focus our attention on the players who catch their passes.

In the second installment of our annual offseason positional analyses, we’re going to take a look at how the Tennessee Titans stack up at the wide receiver position. (more…)

CJ eclipses 2,000 in Titans 17-13 victory

January 3, 2010

Let’s give a round of applause to the newest member of the NFL’s 2,000 yard rushing club, Chris Johnson.

CJ finished his unforgettable campaign with 2,006 yards via his 36-carry, 134-yard/2 TD performance in today’s Titan 17-13 victory over the Seahawks.

Much more on CJ and the team’s season-ending win at Seattle…after the jump. (more…)

Where’s Rod Hood when you need him?

December 8, 2009

On the bench, unfortunately.

Forced into action shortly after signing as a free agent due to Nick Harper’s broken forearm, Roderick Hood emerged as an immediate playmaker for the Tennessee Titan defense. Hood accounted for three interceptions in three games as the starter opposite of Pro Bowler Cortland Finnegan.

As of late, however, Hood has been missing in action as the veteran Harper has reclaimed his spot in the starting lineup. Last Sunday, Pierre Garcon torched Harper on a consistent basis while Hood was on the sidelines as a result of being declared inactive for the third consecutive game since Harp’s return.

Memo to Jeff Fisher: It’s well past time to re-insert Hood into the starting lineup. (more…)

Kenny Britt or Justin Gage: Who should start?

December 3, 2009

The Tennessee Titans have an interesting decision to make at one of their starting WR positions.

A few weeks ago in San Francisco, former starter Justin Gage exited the lineup after making a sensational-elevating catch while simultaneously suffering multiple fractures in his back. Taking full advantage of Gage’s absence, current starter/rookie sensation Kenny Britt caught a game-winning touchdown pass last week en route to a 7-catch, 128-yard performance.

With Gage returning to practice yesterday, Jeff Fisher has already stated that when healthy, “12-Gage” will be opposite of Nate Washington as the team’s other starter at WR. Of course, Fisher also added that despite coming off the bench, Britt will continue to get his share of reps.

Should the future continue to be now with the youngster Britt remaining as starter, or should the veteran Gage serve as another example of the unwritten rule that states that a player should not lose his job due to injury? (more…)

The odds aren’t good for the Titans

November 11, 2009
Chris Johnson is trying to rush for 2,000 yards. Photo by Andrew Strickert

Chris Johnson is trying to rush for 2,000 yards. Photo by Andrew Strickert

The Titans are now 400 to 1 longshots to win the Super Bowl this season, according to Bodog Sportsbook. Only eight teams have greater odds against them. The Redskins are at 500 to 1 and the Bills are 1,000 to 1. Six teams – Cleveland, Detroit, Kansas City, Oakland, St. Louis and Tampa Bay – face 5,000 to 1 odds.

Twenty three teams have a better chance of winning the Super Bowl, according to Bodog, with the Saints being the favorites at 3 to 1.

Twelve AFC teams have better records than the Titans. Four of them will earn playoff berths by winning their divisions, leaving two wildcard berths. The Titans will have to leapfrog seven teams ahead of them for the final wildcard spot. (more…)

Total Titans-Jaguars Journal Q&A exchange

October 30, 2009
Thanks to Travis Seger of MVN’s Jaguars Journal for participating with us in this week’s question and answer exchange. Following are our questions for Travis with his answers. After that are his questions with our answers.
Total Titans: With the emergence of the passing game, the Jaguars’ offense is no longer so one-dimensional. What else has changed about the Jaguars since they beat the Titans in Week Four? (more…)

Titans vs. Jaguars preview

October 28, 2009
The Tennessee Titans will be in search of their first win of the season when they play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Fresh off a badly-needed bye week after their 0-6 start was punctuated with an embarrassing 59-0 defeat to the Patriots, the Titans will be looking to avenge an earlier 37-17 loss at the hands of the Jags.
In that contest, David Garrard torched the Titan secondary by throwing for 323 yards and 3 touchdown passes.
Up next: my preview of this week’s Titans/Jaguars matchup.
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Changing quarterbacks is a gamble for the Titans

October 27, 2009
So Bud Adams wants Vince Young to be his starting quarterback. He’s the owner and that’s certainly his prerogative. The players are his toys and he can play with them however he wants, within the guidelines of the collective bargaining agreement.
Adams doesn’t often interfere with his coaches or GMs. He’s hired football people to run his team for him, just like he’s hired people to run his other companies. Bud’s not a micromanager or a meddler, like some owners. Al Davis, Daniel Snyder and Jerry Jones spring to mind.
Of course, there are times when Adams does get involved. It was Bud’s decision to draft Steve McNair in 1995 and to select Young in 2006, both with the third overall pick. It was also his decision to start Young in Week Four of Vince’s rookie campaign. It now looks like he’s making another executive decision.
Here’s the part I fail to understand. I don’t get this talk about starting Vince just to find out what the Titans have got in him. (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.