Titans Owner Tommy Smith Says Coaching Staff is Safe, Offensive Line is Not


Hey everyone! I’m sorry for get these out late today, but here are your daily Titan Sized Tidbits.

Titans’ Smith: O-line needs to step up – ESPN

"Tennessee Titans president and CEO Tommy Smith said in a radio interview Friday that while the team’s coach and general manager are safe, members of the underachieving offensive line shouldn’t feel the same.Asked in an appearance on The Wake Up Zone on 104.5 in Nashville on Friday morning if there is any scenario where he’d make a change from coach Ken Whisenhunt or GM Ruston Webster, Smith said, “I can’t see that at all, no.”In more jeopardy are members of a struggling offensive line, where the Titans have spent No. 1 picks on right guard Chance Warmack and left tackle Taylor Lewan and given big free-agent contracts to left guard Andy Levitre and right tackle Michael Oher."

Zach Mettenberger Will Be X-Factor For Tennessee Titans In Week 10 – Rant Sports

"Coming off of a Week 9 bye, the Tennessee Titans will have their hands full as they travel to take on the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday. The game will mark rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger’s second career start after dropping his first to the Houston Texans at home in Week 8.If the Titans are to keep this game close, they will need to find ways to exploit a weak Ravens’ secondary. Baltimore was torched by Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9, and Mettenberger could be in line for a huge day if he gets protection from his offensive line."

Sensabaugh set to return, but Hill’s hamstring could be issue – Terry McCormick (Titans Insider)

"Nickelback Coty Sensabaugh looks on track to play for the first time in a month after practicing all week for the Tennessee Titans.Sensabaugh has been out with a sprained MCL in his right knee, but returned for a full week of practice after being out for three games and also having last week’s bye week to recuperate. He is listed as probable for Sunday’s game at Baltimore.While there is good news on Sensabaugh, the Titans may have an issue with defensive tackle Sammie Hill, who landed on the injury report Thursday with a hamstring issue. Hill was listed as questionable with limited practice on Friday, but was not spotted during the portion of practice open to the media."

NFL announces 3 games for London in 2015 – SB Nation

"On Thursday, the NFL announced its 2015 London schedule, putting three more games in Wembley Stadium. For the first time, the slate of games includes a divisional matchup with the Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets. The other games are the Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs.While the times of these games have not been announced, the schedule is out. Miami and New York will meet in Week 4 on Oct. 4, with Jacksonville and Buffalo coming in Week 7 (Oct. 25) and Detroit vs. Kansas City the following week (Nov. 1)."

Browns blow out Bengals on ‘TNF,’ move into first – NFL.com

"Dalton’s performance drops his record to 2-9 in nationally televised games since entering the league. In those 11 games, he has completed 226 of 414 passes (54.6 percent) for 2,299 yards (5.6 yards per attempt), an 8:14 touchdown-to-interception ratio and a 63.2 passer rating. In other words, he has been equivalent to Blaine Gabbert when the world is watching. Whether it’s tougher competition, nerves, talent, random splits or an unholy combination thereof, it has to be a long-term concern in the Queen City."