Posts Tagged ‘Michael Roos’

Tennessee Titans offseason positional analysis: Tackles

February 6, 2010

Michael Roos has played in two Pro Bowls. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans

We continue our offseason positional analyses, in which we take a look at the state of affairs within each position group. What’s the contract status of the players at that position? Are any of them potential losses? Is there a need to upgrade the position, either in March through free agency or in April via the draft?

In earlier articles, Drexel examined the quarterback and receiver positions and I took a look at the guards. Today we continue on the offensive line with a look at the tackles.

The good news is that the Titans have two All-Pro tackles signed through 2013. The bad news is that the depth behind them is untested. We’ll take a closer look after the jump. (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…)

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…)

Kevin Mawae’s HoF chances will benefit from a Chris Johnson 2,000-yard season

December 30, 2009

Kevin Mawae may be best remembered because of Chris Johnson. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans.

Kevin Mawae may be best remembered because of Chris Johnson. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans.

Pop quiz time. Which of the following things do you know Joe DeLamielleure for the most?

A. His advocacy for retired NFL players benefits.
B. He’s in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
C. He led the “Electric Company,” the o-line which turned on the juice for O. J. “the Juice” Simpson.

DeLamielleure’s bio on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s website says:

“Best known as lead blocker for O. J. Simpson, NFL’s first 2000-yard rusher”

Will this year’s Titans o-line be best known for paving the way for whatever records Chris Johnson sets this season? (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…)

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…)

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…)