Posts Tagged ‘Justin Gage’

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…)

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…)

2009 Tennessee Titans surprise performers

January 10, 2010

Let’s continue our “Damn the offseason, full speed ahead!” approach at Total Titans by taking a look at which Tennessee Titans stepped up with surprise showings last year.

This post will serve as part I in a two-part series of articles that will highlight the players who emerged as unexpected successes and the Titans’ biggest disappointments last season.

Cue the drumroll, please….Up next, the five biggest surprises for the Tennessee Titans in 2009. (more…)

Grading VY against the Chargers

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year, everybody.

When Vince Young took over as Titans quarterback following the bye week this year, the question every Titans fan was interested in seeing answered was whether or not VY had used his time on the bench wisely, whether or not he had decided to put in the hard work necessary to be an NFL quarterback; work that, if put in, hadn’t been apparent in his play in 2007 or in his limited work in 2008.

That question, happily for Titans fans, was answered in the affirmative; VY was confident and decisive in the pocket, and more accurate than he’d been in the playoff season of 2007. While this itself was a very encouraging sign, any quarterback willing to work operating with at least semi-competent coaches (which QB coach Craig Johnson and OC Mike Heimerdinger certainly are) could have at least some initial success.

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Mistake-prone Titans fall hard to Chargers 42-17

December 26, 2009

For all intents and purposes, the 2009 NFL season is over for the Tennessee Titans.

Marred by self-inflicted wounds in the form of back-breaking penalties and three costly turnovers, the Titans were defeated handily by the surging San Diego Chargers 42-17.

Vince Young had his worst game since being re-inserted as the team’s starting QB, completing only 8 of his 21 throws for an abysmal 89 yards, while also tossing two interceptions and fumbling once.

Up next…some additional thoughts on tonight’s disappointing Titan defeat.
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Titans survive Dolphins comeback in 27-24 OT victory

December 20, 2009

Despite blowing a seemingly insurmountable 18-point second half lead, the Tennessee Titans kept their slim playoff hopes alive with their 27-24 OT win over a very resilient Miami Dolphins ballclub.

After his botched interception attempt put the Dolphins in position to tie the game in regulation, Michael Griffin redeemed himself with an overtime INT that led to “Mr. Reliable” Rob Bironas kicking the game-winning 46-yarder in the extra period.

More thoughts on today’s Titan victory…after the jump. (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…)

Titans-Texans live blog tonight

November 23, 2009

You’re invited to join us tonight as we plan on having a live blog of the Titans-Texans game. As usual, Tom Gower will be heading it up. He always does an outstanding job.

Following is the injury report, which is followed by some of my thoughts after the jump. (more…)

Rejuvenated Titans defeat 49ers 34-27

November 8, 2009

It’s been often said that winning is contagious.

Add the Tennessee Titans to the list of those who subscribe to that belief.

Led by the exploits of Chris Johnson and an opportunistic defense, the Titans won their second consecutive game as they defeated San Francisco 34-27.

After falling behind 17-10 at intermission, the Titans coasted to victory in the second half via CJ’s exciting scampers and a defense that, despite giving up 358 net yards, forced four 49er turnovers.

Additional thoughts about the Titans’ second consecutive victory…after the jump.

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