Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Mouton’

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…)

The Tennessee Titans’ 2009 report card: Special teams

January 17, 2010

Craig Hentrich holds for Rob Bironas' kick. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans

I’ve never seen such a mess as the Titans’ special teams were in 2009. Ten different Titans returned kicks, five players returned punts and four men punted. Many of their efforts had less than desirable outcomes.

Amid all of these helter-skelter inconsistencies and personnel changes, there were several bright spots.

As I did in the report cards for the offense and defense, I’ll have a few comments along with the grades. This time, grades are given only for special teams play and do not include or reflect upon a player’s contributions on offense or defense. (more…)

The Tennessee Titans miss Chris Carr

January 16, 2010

Later today, former Titan/current Baltimore Raven Chris Carr will serve as his new team’s returner and starting cornerback as they face off against Peyton Manning and the Colts.

Meanwhile, back in Nashville, the hurt that stems from the offseason loss of “Mr. Indispensable” still lingers.

As we’ve said on several occasions on Total Titans since Carr’s departure last March, losing the valuable returner/fill-in CB was undoubtedly one of the Titans’ worst offseason decisions in 2009. (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


It’s good to see many of you have followed us here on our new temporary home. Thanks for being with us.
 
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…)

Memo to the Tennessee Titans: Josh Cribbs may be available

January 8, 2010

One of the most frustrating recurring themes for the Tennessee Titans in 2009 was a lack of production from their return units.

From Ryan Mouton’s problems with the dreaded affliction also known as fumble-itis, Mark Jones’ lingering hamstring issues and a motley crew of others failing to get the job done, Chris Carr’s departure to the “Ratbirds” was felt tremendously.

In news that could possibly pertain to the Titans, Cleveland’s all-world KR/PR Josh Cribbs was insulted by his current employer’s contract offer and has threatened to demand a trade.

I think you know where I’m going with this….should the Tennessee Titans make a run at Cribbs if he’s available? (more…)

2009 Tennessee Titans rookie report cards

January 5, 2010

Yesterday, Andrew got the offseason ball rolling by penning a review of the rollercoaster ride also known as the 2009 Tennessee Titans’ 8-8 season.

Continuing down the seemingly endless path of the offseason, today I’ll take a look at the performances of the Titans’ most recent draftees during their rookie years.

A first-year review of the ’09 Titan draft class…after the jump. (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…)

Thoughts on the Titans-49ers injury report

November 7, 2009
Titans RT David Stewart - Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans

Titans RT David Stewart - Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans

The complete injury report for the Titans-49ers game is now available. The biggest concern is obviously RT David Stewart.

Javon Ringer, Back, Out
Jevon Kearse, Knee, Questionable
Mike Otto, Knee, Questionable
David Stewart, Hamstring, Questionable
David Thornton, Hip, Questionable
Vincent Fuller, Groin, Questionable
Nicholas Harper, Forearm, Questionable

If Stewart is unable to play, or has to be replaced, we might get to see rookie Troy Kropog fill in. (Mike Otto, the other backup tackle, has been missing practice with a knee problem and is also listed as Questionable on the injury report.)

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Rod Hood to the rescue? Titans sign veteran CB

October 15, 2009

In desperate need of depth in a porous secondary that’s already facing life without Nick Harper, Vincent Fuller and possibly (once again) Cortland Finnegan, the Tennessee Titans signed veteran CB Roderick Hood earlier today.

Hood is a seven-year vet who once snagged an impressive 5 interceptions for 196 yards and 2 scores during the 2007 season.

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