Tennessee Titans: First Down And Tenn – May 20 Edition


With the Tennessee Titans having completed their Rookie Mini Camp over the past weekend, most of the news has turned to the spring owners meeting in San Francisco, rules changes and an owner who has put the NFL ahead of his own issues.

Ken Whisenhunt reviews Marcus Mariota’s rookie minicamp – Paul Kuharsky ESPN

Tuesday morning, coach Ken Whisenhunt offered an assessment of Marcus Mariota‘s weekend on The Wake Up Zone on 104.5 The Zone.

“He did a lot of the things that we thought he would do very well,” Whisenhunt said. “There were some points where he struggles terminology-wise just because of the volume of it. He threw the ball well, he moved in the pocket very well, he took snaps with no problems.

“There were a lot of things that he did really well and there were a lot of things that a lot of young players struggle with in a first minicamp. So overall I would say we’re very excited about what he did.”

New England Patriots will not appeal NFL decision – Dan Hanzus Around the NFL

"Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced Tuesday at the Spring League Meeting that the team will not appeal its punishment, which includes a $1 million fine and the loss of a first-round pick in 2016 and a fourth-round selection in 2017.“Although I might disagree with what is decided, I do have respect for the commissioner and believe that he’s doing what he perceives to be in the best interest of the full 32,” Kraft said during a six-minute address to reporters. “So in that spirit I don’t want to continue the rhetoric that’s gone on for the past four months. I’m going to accept, reluctantly, what he has given to us and not continue this dialogue and rhetoric and we won’t appeal.”"

Nashville’s Dezmond Johnson lives out dream with Titans – Jim Wyatt The Tennessean

"Dezmond Johnson still remembers the gigantic hand.As a young boy growing up in Nashville, Johnson’s mother rook him to a fan experience featuring some of the Tennessee Titans. It’s where he met one of his idols, Titans defensive end Jevon Kearse.“I measured my hand to his hand, and seeing the crazy difference,” Johnson said of Kearse. “Mine (hand) was small then, and his was huge. My mom took a picture of me holding a Titans football with a cheerleader (that day).”"

NFL rule change: Extra point moved back, defenses can score – Sean Wagner-McGough CBS Sports

"The NFL changed a crucial rule for the 2015 season. Extra points are no longer going to be automatic and defenders are no longer going to look silly when they try to return an interception or fumble during a two-point conversion attempt.In 2015, instead of kicking an extra point from the two-yard line, teams will be forced to kick from the 15-yard line. And the defending team will be allowed to score two points if it grabs possession of the ball and takes it back the other way.Despite a proposal to move the line of scrimmage for two-point conversions to the one-yard line, it will stay put at the two-yard line."

Tennessee Titans’ ticket mess could have tax consequences – AP via Times Free Press

"The Titans released a statement Monday night saying some tickets sold during the 2014 season were “falsely designated as military comps on an internal report.” The team did not say how many tickets were sold, or how much money was lost or is unaccounted for. The team owes $3 of each ticket sold to the Metro Nashville Sports Authority for improvements at the stadium.The team has informed the NFL and Metro Nashville’s finance officials and sports authority, the statement said. The Titans also hired independent accounting professionals to further audit the team while restructuring the ticket office, firing at least two people in that department. Another executive also resigned.Senior ticketing director Marty Collins and director of ticket operations Tim Zenner were fired in February, and Don MacLachlan, executive vice president of administration and facilities, resigned two weeks later in February."

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