Tennessee Titans: First Down And Tenn – 5/21 Edition
By Les Bailey
With less than a week before the Tennessee Titans get their OTA’s underway, the talk around Music City continues to be centered around the quarterback situation. Many reporters and fans alike continue to compare the one-year veteran, Zach Mettenberger and newly drafted, Marcus Mariota, but my money is still on the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner getting the starting job when the season starts on September 13th against the Tampa Bay Bucccaneers.
Marcus Mariota has star potential, but Titans must be patient – Adam Schein NFL Media
I don’t want to curb the fervor. Actually, I want Titans fans to burst with excitement. Tennessee nabbed a fantastic young quarterback, who, in my opinion, was the crown jewel of the 2015 NFL Draft. Furthermore, Tennessee had a strong draft beyond the No. 2 pick and a solid free agency period, as well. I love the coaching staff.
But here’s the big key, for both the team’s fans and its upper management: You cannot judge the 2015Tennessee Titans and Marcus Mariota by, well, 2015.
Lunch Tuesday: The Mettenberger vs. The Mariota Burger – Paul Kuharsky ESPN
Zach Mettenberger remains a favorite of some Tennessee Titans fans who aren’t on board with No. 2 pick Marcus Mariota yet.
If you eat at Gabby’s, one of a bunch of great burger joints around Nashville, you can pick your quarterback by picking your burger.
The May specials are the Mariota Burger and the Mettenberger.
Between The Posts: 2015 Titan Dark Horse? – Jordan L. Churchill Music City Miracles
Personally, I’m going to go with MarQueston Huff on defense, and Jalston Fowler on offense. Huff played some as a rookie last season, and I like his instincts a whole lot. He could be an excellent swing defender in the secondary. Fowler is a movable chess piece for Ken Whisenhunt. He can be a versatile weapon as a runner, blocker, or pass catcher.
Titans rookie Tre McBride uses draft snub as motivation – John Glennon The Tennessean
In the days leading to the NFL Draft, CBSSports.comprojected wide receiver Tre McBride as a likely third-round draft pick, listing him as the 99th-best prospect at any position.
ESPN offered a similar forecast, listing McBride as the 119th-best prospect.
Those predictions – as well as others – made the draft a painful experience for McBride, who lasted until pick No. 245, when the Titans chose him in the seventh round.
Los Angeles emerges as Super Bowl contender in 2020 – Dan Hanzus Around The NFL
Los Angeles has emerged as a contender to once again host the Super Bowl.
The NFL announced Wednesday that L.A. is eligible as a potential Super Bowl LIV host site in 2020 if there is a stadium and a team has moved there by the start of the 2018 season. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that based on league rules and stadium plans, if Los Angeles hosted Super Bowl LIV, it could only be the held in the Inglewood stadium.
Chip Kelly not that big on two-pointers – Phil Sheridan ESPN
With the Philadelphia Eagles proposing a rule change to make two-point conversions easier, a strange little misconception has taken on new life. That is, that Chip Kelly is gung-ho to go for two after scoring a touchdown.
In 2014, the Eagles scored 54 touchdowns. They attempted (and made) 54 point-after kicks. In 2013, Kelly’s first season in the NFL, the Eagles attempted a total of eight two-point conversions. They were successful three times.
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