Tennessee Titans: First Down And Tenn Sunday Wrap


There was not a lot of new activity surrounding the Tennessee Titans on Saturday, but we did find some links that we haven’t shared with you. We might even offer up some links to activity around the AFC South. So get your coffee, and let’s get going!

Tennessee Titans: Dorial Green-Beckham ready to takeoff – Luis Tirado Jr. NFL Spinzone

"The Titans are giving him an opportunity to let go of his past and focus on the task at hand. He definitely has the ability to have an immediate upon come next season as long as he keeps his head in the game and focus on being a key contributor on offense. Best part about him is, his mentality is definitely on the right path.In an article written by Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, here is what Green-Beckham had to say the night he was officially draft:"

Projecting the Titans’ Running Back Depth Chart – Terry Lambert PFSpot

"Ruston Webster had a clear plan coming into the NFL Draft. That plan was to add offense in any way possible. Webster was able to add a potential franchise quarterback, big time wide receiver, along with several power players to assist in the run game.Jeremiah Poutasi, Jalston Fowler, David Cobb and even undrafted rookies like Quinton Spain and Josue Matias are going to change the dynamic of the offense in Nashville. But one question remains — who is going to be getting the carries in this new look offense? Here is my best guess at the depth chart to start the season."

Titans bank on Jalston Fowler’s versatility – John Glennon The Tennesseean

"The Titans, meanwhile, haven’t had a fullback catch a touchdown pass since 2008, when Ahmard Hall caught two.Of course, if Fowler expects to be on the field with any sort of regularity on passing plays, he knows he must be able to protect the quarterback. The Titans surrendered the sixth-most sacks in the league last season, and the team probably will be starting a rookie quarterback in Marcus Mariota this season.“That’s what this league is coming to — guys have got to be able to protect,” Whisenhunt said. “You see it on tape with Fowler (that he can pass protect). So as far as the overall evaluation of him, we thought that was an important part of it.”"

Houston Texans Rumors: Brian Hoyer Starts Over Ryan Mallett? Jaelen Strong, Kenny Hilliard Help Arian Foster, DeAndre Hopkins Offense – M. Jussim Sports World Report

"The Houston Texans have Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett as options to start at quarterback this season and they will battle in training camp to see who will be the starter and this comes as the team drafted Jaelen Strong and Kenny Hilliard to help give depth on offense for Arian Foster, DeAndre Hopkins and Cecil Shorts in 2015."

Former Miami Dolphins kicker Garo Yepremian dies at 70 – NFL.com Wire Report

Note: I’m sure most of the younger fans out there don’t remember this guy, but in the early 70’s he was the one of the most popular players on the 17-0 Miami Dolphins team. Blooper clips we see every year almost cost the Dolphins the Super Bowl win that capped off that perfect season!

Garo Yepremian, the former NFL kicker who helped the Miami Dolphins win consecutive NFL championships but is best remembered for a Super Bowl blooper, died Friday of cancer. He was 70.

Yepremian’s wife, Maritza, said he died at a hospital in Media, Pa. His illness was diagnosed in May 2014, she said.

"“Every airport you go to, people point to you and say, ‘Here’s the guy who screwed up in the Super Bowl,'” Yepremian said in a 2007 interview. “After a while it bothers you. If it was anybody else he would go crazy, but fortunately I’m a happy-go-lucky guy.”Decades later, Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Don Shula was able to laugh as he reminisced about the play — perhaps the weirdest in Super Bowl history."

Projected 2015 starters: Indianapolis Colts – Chris Wesseling Around The NFL Writer

"It will be interesting to see how the playing time breaks down at wide receiver and tight end, as Pep Hamilton likes to mix-and-match two-tight end sets (“12” personnel), three-wide sets (“11” personnel) and a fullback (“21” personnel). Andre Johnson and T.Y. Hilton should be the mainstays, with Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener and Donte Moncrief picking up snaps depending on the play call. We expect first-round pick Phillip Dorsett to be used primarily as a kick-return specialist with a few package plays on offense to take advantage of his speed."

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