A View From Eagle’s Nest


Courtesy: UltimateSportTalk.com

Congrats Titans!!!! I just want to tell the Titans congrats and say “Thank You”, for a good season that gave the fans a good bit of hope for the future. I think the Titans surpassed alot of people’s expectations this year and now we find ourselves looking to the offseason with hopes and uncertainty of who will actually be in a Titans uniform next year.

The  organization must also get ready for the draft and restock the  cupboard. We do however already know who we will play next year, at home we’ll have the Colts, Patriots, Jets, Bears, Lions, Steelers, Jags, and Texans, and on the road we’ll face the Jaguars, Texans, Colts, Bills, Dolphins, Packers, Vikings and Chargers. I know, I know, go ahead and get your wheels spinning and already figure out what our record will be before we even get to the draft. I for one will pay absolutely no mind to who will play next year until about pre-season. Why? There are just too many things that can happen between now and then (injuries, free agency).

Now we turn to free agency. Oh boy, please forgive me if I seem a bit frightened but I always have a hard time thinking of who the Titans may lose during this period. When you follow a team and watch players grow and develop and then walk out the door its tough. This year is no different, the Titans head into the offseason with more than 20 free agents on the roster, most notably Michael Griffin, Cortland Finnegan, Jason Jones, and Ahmard Hall all set to hit the open market. Who will the organization deem necessary to keep and give the big bucks to? We’ll just have to wait and see. Want my two cents? Sure ya do. I think Cortland Finnegan, Michael Griffin and Jason Jones are three players we really need to keep but I think we’ll be lucky to keep two of those three. I see Cortland not coming back, which I’m just trying to brace for. I’ve always liked his scrappy play. One of the worst things about free agency is that nothing is guaranteed. The Titans could throw money at Jason Jones while he could simply choose to sign somewhere else. We just don’t know.

The QB competition should be wide open next year! Jake and Matt are ready to battle it out and see what happens. I’ll go ahead and give the nod to Jake. Matt played very well this season( throwing for over 3,500 yards and completing 61% of his passes) but Jake is the heir apparent and had a pretty good season in spots also (averaged over 8 yards per completion, and threw 4 TD passes to zero interceptions).

We have a lot to look forward to heading into next year (provided the F.O. realizes that the team is ascending) and has a real chance to build toward a strong future.