Posts Tagged ‘Nick Harper’

2010 Senior Bowl: Possible Tennessee Titan draft options

January 29, 2010

Tomorrow, Mobile, Alabama will play host to its annual all-star game that showcases the talents of college football’s best and brightest senior NFL draft prospects.

The Senior Bowl is an excellent opportunity for NFL teams to get a head-start in the lengthy evaluation process that culminates with April’s NFL Draft.

Let’s take a look at a few Senior Bowl participants who could emerge as potential draft targets for the Tennessee Titans. (more…)

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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…)

Who was worse, Michael Griffin or Lamont Thompson?

January 21, 2010

Michael Griffin was terrible in 2009. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans.

The 2000-2009 decade was certainly a topsy-turvy one for Titans’ free safeties. It started out great with Marcus Robertson, declined with Perry Phenix, was OK with Lance Schulters and was terrible with Lamont Thompson.

One thing I will always remember about Lamont was the number of times the Titans’ secondary gave up touchdown passes, followed by finger-pointing among various members of the secondary. Although it was sometimes impossible to tell which player had botched his assignment and blew the coverage, there seemed to be one constant. Thompson was almost always one of the two players involved. (more…)

Defensive End: The Tennessee Titans’ biggest draft need?

January 19, 2010

Depending on the outcome of a coin flip, the Tennessee Titans will be on the clock with the 16th or 17th pick in April’s 2010 NFL Draft.

According to early mock drafters, the Titans would be wise to invest in the defensive end position with their first pick. Considering the questionable returns of veterans Kyle Vanden Bosch and Jevon Kearse and a decrease in sack production last year, draft prognosticators, at least in the early going of the process that culminates in April, are convinced that DE is the way to go with the Titans’ first selection. (more…)

The Tennessee Titans’ 2009 report card: Defense

January 14, 2010

Tony Brown was the Titans best defender. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans


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We looked at the report card for the offense the other day and will now turn to the defense.
 
As before, I’ve arranged the grades by position group, with a sentence or two about each player after their grades. Only the players who had significant playing time are graded here. Also, please note that these grades reflect only their performance on defense; any special teams play is not considered here.
 
As you might expect from a defense which had a poor year, many of their grades are not pretty. (more…)

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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)