Posts Tagged ‘Rod Hood’

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 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…)

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…)

Mistake-prone Titans lose to Colts 27-17

December 6, 2009

Mistakes at inopportune times doomed the Tennessee Titans as their five-game winning streak was snapped by the still undefeated Indianapolis Colts 27-17.

Fresh off a crucial drop in the waning moments against the Cards last week, Nate Washington’s stone hands reared their ugly head again as he failed to make the grab on a would-be 65-yard touchdown in the first half. Failing to score on three red zone chances also played a key role in preventing the Titans from continuing their winning ways.

More thoughts on today’s disappointing Titan loss…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…)

The Cardinals Report answers questions from Total Titans

November 28, 2009

This week Eli Wahlstrom of The Cardinals Report joins us for a question and answer exchange. Following are our questions for Eli with his answers. Later, I’ll post his questions for us with my answers.

Total Titans: What has happened to the Cardinals this year on the road? Last year, I think they were one of the worst road teams, especially when they had to come east, but this year they are undefeated on the road. Have they done something different to prepare for road games this year? (more…)

Titans-Cardinals question and answer exchange

November 27, 2009

A Great Friday to everyone! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends and with lots of turkey and football.

We’ll try again this week to do a question and answer exchange with a writer who covers the opposing team. If you have a question, suggest it in the comments section below and I’ll ask it.

One thing I definitely wanted to ask about was Rod Hood and why the Cards let him go. What would you like to know about the Cardinals?

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…)

Fourth quarter explosion leads to 41-17 Titan victory

November 15, 2009

Catapulted by 24 unanswered points in the 4th quarter, the Tennessee Titans increased their improbable winning streak to three in today’s 41-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Chris Johnson did his best Marshall Faulk impersonation by going over the century mark in both the running and receiving categories. Vince Young continued his solid play with an efficient 17/25, 210 yard passing performance.

Last but not least, the defense continued their opportunistic ways by returning two touchdowns for scores in the final stanza.

Additional thoughts on today’s Titan victory…after the jump.