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This edition of The Guest Spot comes to you courtesy of Marcus Stephen.
The Tennessee Titans will take their act on the road as they travel to Houston to play the Texans at Reliant Stadium on Sunday. In their most recent action, the Titans were winners in an overtime battle in Detroit. They won 44 – 41.
The Titans Special teams would be the receiver of my game ball as they sparked this team with a 62 yard punt return for a TD in the first quarter (a play Titan fans are oh so familiar with). This was followed up with a 105 yard kickoff return by Darius Reynaud in the 4th quarter. The defense tacked on another 7 with an Alterraun Verner touchdown off a “purse snatching” from Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew. Credit is also due to Jake Locker, with 387 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. In this just his second season out of Washington, he has developed into a QB who can control the game and lead his team. But we need a RUNNING GAME!!…Read more
This weeks edition of The Guest Spot comes courtesy of Lucas McMillan.
It seems crazy now. You might not even remember it; nobody seems to. But Jake Locker was Andrew Luck before Andrew Luck was Andrew Luck. The former University of Washington quarterback, at the tender age of 24, has already lived through the hype machine and lived to tell about it. This is the best thing that could have happened to him, because now no one remembers ‘Jake Locker, Can’t Miss Prospect.’ Now He’s ‘Jake Locker, Let’s See What the Kid Can Do.’… Read more
Sorry we missed you guys last week, but we’re back with a new one for you. This week’s edition of The Guest Spot comes courtesy of Peter Clarke. You can reach him on Twitter @Pacman453323
Tennessee Titans Team Preview
What is working on Offense:
Chris Johnson has been in camp all offseason, and the Titans have let go of OG Jake Scott and acquired one of the best guards in the league in Steve Hutchinson from Minnesota. With star WR Kenny Britt, expected to be back week one after suffering a torn ACL last year, 1st rd draft pick Kendall Wright and Nate Washington (coming off a career year), this should be the best Titans WR group since the Oiler run and shoot days, as long as the right person runs the offense. The only question is which person will it be: Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker?
What is not working on Offense…. Read more
This edition of The Guest Spot comes courtesy of Patrick Ward. You can catch him on Twitter @JPatrickWard
What’s In Store For Chris Johnson In 2012?
One of the biggest question marks for the Tennessee Titans in 2012 has to be Chris Johnson. Can CJ2K find his step again and get back to being the game changer that he was just a couple of seasons ago? I believe many fans and the media have written Johnson off. This is a “what have you done for me lately” league and honestly, Johnson hasn’t done much for the Titans or anyone else lately. After an extended hold out, the Titans finally gave Johnson the superstar money ($53.5 million) he felt that he deserved after being only the sixth player in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a single season. There were many who criticized the Titans for giving that kind of money to a running back in an era where the position’s value is declining rapidly. His performance in 2011 did nothing to help his case. It is hard to defend a player who rolled up less than 25 yards in five games. There are running backs sitting on practice squads that could do better than that with half the snaps. Johnson has given the media and fans more than enough ammunition over the past year, and the ball is in his court to prove the critics wrong…. Read more
This weeks edition of The Guest Spot comes courtesy of Chris Garete. You can follow him on Twitter @cjg6710
This is a response to an article posted last week on The Guest Spot by Michael Campbell. You can view that article here.
Why Jake Locker Starts Week 1
An enormous problem for teams in the NFL is knowing when to pass the torch and anoint a new starting quarter back. Often times, teams change quarterbacks mid-season due to the fact that they have a poor record. (Last year see: Minnesota, Denver, Washington) The thinking in this is once the team is out of the playoff hunt, you see what the young QB is capable of and try to win a few games along the way. Unlike Cincinnati and Carolina, the Titans were not forced to use Locker in a season where there was a new coaching staff and no offseason training camp. Locker was able to sit back and watch from the sidelines as Matt Hasselbeck ran the offense. Locker undoubtedly learned a ton and has much more to learn, but I believe it’s time for that learning to take place on the field against actual NFL teams and defenses. This year I believe Jake should start right out instead of waiting until we are 1-3 or worse and the season is all but over…. Read more
This weeks edition of The Guest Spot comes courtesy of Michael Campbell. Follow him on Twitter @Campbellonious.
Why Matt Hasselbeck will Start Week 1
While Titans fans were forced to watch teams like Jacksonville throw their future franchise quarterback into the fire, (I say forced because it was truly painful to watch Blaine Gabbert command an NFL offense) they began to wonder what they had with their twelve million dollar man who had yet to see the field. Did the rookie philosophy with Gabbert pan out? If you consider shattering all confidence and costing one of the longest tenured coaches in the NFL his job, then yes, it panned out. Other rookie quarterbacks to get the starting nod early included Christian Ponder of Minnesota & Cam Newton of Carolina. Ponder showed some signs of life and Newton absolutely lit it up last season…. Read more
Our first Guest Spot article comes to us courtesy of Joshua Huffman. Follow him on Twitter @JoshuaRHuffman
No Peyton Manning? No problem. No free moon pies? Fewer problems.
The Tennessee Titans weren’t supposed to win more than seven games even with Kenny Britt in 2011. They became the only team who didn’t qualify for the postseason despite having a winning record (9-7). That was a solid accomplishment when one considers the situation that rookie head coach Mike Munchak found himself in. The Super Bowl champion New York Giants also finished with a 9-7 record (excluding postseason)…. Read more