Posts Tagged ‘San Diego Chargers’

Grading VY against the Chargers

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year, everybody.

When Vince Young took over as Titans quarterback following the bye week this year, the question every Titans fan was interested in seeing answered was whether or not VY had used his time on the bench wisely, whether or not he had decided to put in the hard work necessary to be an NFL quarterback; work that, if put in, hadn’t been apparent in his play in 2007 or in his limited work in 2008.

That question, happily for Titans fans, was answered in the affirmative; VY was confident and decisive in the pocket, and more accurate than he’d been in the playoff season of 2007. While this itself was a very encouraging sign, any quarterback willing to work operating with at least semi-competent coaches (which QB coach Craig Johnson and OC Mike Heimerdinger certainly are) could have at least some initial success.

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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-Chargers inactives, gameday thread

December 25, 2009

The list of inactives is out and includes the following Titans:

LB Keith Bulluck, WR Dominique Edison, CB Rod Hood, DE Jevon Kearse, T/G Troy Kropog, RB Alvin Pearman, RB Javon Ringer, TE Craig Stevens

My condolences to anybody hoping to see Hood rather than the questionable, yet active Nick Harper.  No starting lineup changes are listed, nor did they put Bulluck on IR and add somebody as they did with Jamie Winborn in David Thornton’s roster spot.  Eric Bakhtiari is in the lineup, as I believe the Titans dress 9 DL for the first time this season.

For the Chargers, the inactives are:

RB Michael Bennett, LB Kevin Burnett, DE Jacques Cesaire, WR Buster Davis, C Eric Ghiaciuc, CB Dante Hughes, CB C.J. Spillman, QB Charlie Whitehurst (3rd QB)

Nick Hardwick returns to the starting lineup as center, while Eric Ghiaciuc was added for G/C Scott Mruczkowski.

Feel free to leave your comments here during today’s game.

Justice Is Coming answers Total Titans’ questions about the Chargers

December 24, 2009

Thanks to Ross Warner of the Chargers site Justice Is Coming for participating in this week’s Q&A session.  Thanks to Scott and Andrew for suggesting questions (sorry, Scott, I didn’t get your until after I’d sent the email to Ross).

Questions and answers follow beyond the jump.

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Tennessee Titans vs. San Diego Chargers preview

December 24, 2009

Tomorrow, the Tennessee Titans (7-7) and the San Diego Chargers (11-3) will square off in a Christmas Day battle at LP Field.

There’s no love lost between these two foes, who competed against one another in two late-season matches in 2007.

The Chargers greatly endangered the Titans’ playoff hopes that year with their 23-17 OT victory. A few weeks later, San Diego officially ended Tennessee’s season with a 17-6 playoff win.

Will the Titans avenge those scathing defeats with a win over a hot Charger team on Friday? My take on this week’s Titans/Chargers battle…after the jump. (more…)

Ask a Chargers blogger

December 22, 2009

As we normally do, we’ll be doing a Q&A with a Chargers blogger before this Friday’s Christmas night game.  If there are any questions you’d like to me ask, please post them below and I will ask them.