Posts Tagged ‘Kerry Collins’

2010 Tennessee Titans offseason positional analysis: QB

January 24, 2010

It’s that time of year again, folks!

Over the course of the next several weeks, the staff at Total Titans will take a look at how the Tennessee Titans stack up at each position as we continue upon the seemingly endless trail of the NFL offseason.

Let’s begin our annual offseason positional analyses by examining the state of affairs at the quarterback position. (more…)

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2009 Tennessee Titans: Biggest disappointments

January 13, 2010

In part I of this two-article series, I took a look at the Tennessee Titans’ surprise performers of 2009. The comeback kid a.k.a Vince Young and rookies such as Kenny Britt and Gerald McRath headlined the list of guys who came out of the blue to emerge as viable contributors last season.

As promised, today’s post will focus upon the players who, in my opinion, earned the dubious distinction as the team’s biggest disappointments due to their less than stellar performances in ’09. (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…)

Titans vs. Dolphins preview

December 19, 2009

Tomorrow at LP Field, the Tennessee Titans (6-7) play host to the Miami Dolphins (7-6) in an AFC wildcard race survival matchup.

In addition to outside assistance, the Titans must win their last three games of the season if they are to have any chance of making an improbable trip to the postseason. As for the 7-6 Fins, they are in the hunt for a wildcard spot as well as only being a game behind New England for AFC East supremacy.

A preview of this week’s crucial Titans/Dolphins battle…up next. (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-Colts Week Thirteen preview

December 5, 2009

David Thornton always plays well against the Colts. Photo by Andrew Strickert

Strongside LB David Thornton always plays well against his former team, the Colts.
Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans

When looking ahead at the Titans schedule earlier this year, the Week Thirteen matchup at Indianapolis stood out as the toughest test. Since then, the Colts have done nothing to change that viewpoint, reeling off eleven straight wins to be one of only two undefeated teams (Saints) and to claim the division crown.

The Titans are the last team to beat the Colts in regular season play, though eight out of ten Colts don’t remember it.

The current edition of the Colts is not the same team as the juggernaut which rolled over opponents earlier this season, when it won games by margins of 21,17, 22 and 36 points. The Colts’ last five games have all been fourth quarter come from behind victories with final margins of 4, 3, 1, 2 and 8 points. In that five game stretch, the Colts offense was held to 20 points or less on three occasions. (more…)

Is #10 changing the Tennessee Titans’ 2010 QB plans?

November 17, 2009

Just a few weeks ago, the Tennessee Titans were a lifeless 0-6 with all kinds of question marks surrounding their underachieving team. At the all-important quarterback position, veteran Kerry Collins was jettisoned to the bench, giving way to the much-maligned Vince Young.

With the Titans seemingly headed in the direction of double-digit losses and a possible high draft selection in 2010, many were contemplating the plausible scenario of the franchise spending a first-rounder on an aspiring QB such as Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow or Jimmy Clausen.

In the immortal words of Lee Corso, “Not so fast, my friend!” The Titans have improved to 3-6, putting a dent in the team’s dreams of having a top-five pick. As for the QB position, #10’s “Vin-aissance” is making some believe that he could still be the team’s franchise signal-caller moving forward.

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Titans/49ers Q&A exchange: Part II

November 6, 2009

During Part I of this week’s question/answer exchange with Samuel Lam of Mining the Gold Rush, Lam responded to our inquiries about the San Francisco 49ers.

In the next segment, the Tennessee Titans are the focus as I answer his five questions regarding this week’s Titans/49ers matchup.

Part II of this week’s Q&A session…after the jump.

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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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