First Down And Tenn: Tennessee Titans Not For Sale
By Les Bailey
The Tennessee Titans ownership group has made some changes over the past couple of months, but they continue to sing the same song, “the Titans are not for sale”! It was noted that current president Steve Underwood would not be hiring a new replacement until after the 2015 season and everything would remain status quo for the remainder of the year. But what about next year?
Titans again say no sale in works – John Glennon The Tennessean
On the same day the Titans entered into a 20-year naming-rights commitment with Nissan, team officials on Thursday maintained a commitment to keeping the team in the current ownership group.
"“We’re committed here long term, and we plan on having the team in the family for a long time,” said Kenneth Adams IV, grandson of former owner Bud Adams and a member of the current Adams family ownership group. “There’s nothing in the works.”"
Is Finishing .500 Likely for the Tennessee Titans? – Lucas Davis PFSpot
"Midway through last week in an interview with The Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt, Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker was given an opportunity to predict how he thinks his team will fare this season. One of my favorite things about Walker, other than the fact he is a flat-out stud on the field, is he tells it like it is in interviews. His answer wasn’t the usual ‘player speak’ that you get when you hear a scripted answer.“I say we go (at least) .500,” Walker said to Wyatt. “I don’t want to make Super Bowl predictions, but we should be a great team."
Making the Leap: Taylor Lewan, Chance Warmack – Conor Orr Around The NFL
Then there are teams like the Tennessee Titanswho, until the end of last year, looked to be headed on a Jaguars-like spiral that included a failed franchise quarterback (Jake Locker) and a playmaker who cannot seem to be elevated by his offense (Kendall Wright).
That’s when you remind yourself that every climb up the mountain begins with a good hard step. Selecting guard Chance Warmack and left tackleTaylor Lewan in back-to-back years reminded me a bit of the 2006 NFL Draft when the Jets landedD’Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold in the first round. It was a 10-year game-changer.
Tre McBride Scouting Report – Joseph Yun Music City Miracles
How in the world did McBride fall to the seventh round? He’s a huge steal for the Titans. McBride should at the very least provide a bit of competition for the fourth receiver spot. I do have concerns that he plays a lot slower than his workout numbers indicate. Also another concern is that the step up in the level of competition might be too steep for him initially. I love the fact that he has experience in both the inside and outside. I couldn’t get a good gauge on his talents as his QB play was beyond awful at times. Hopefully with better QB help, he doesn’t have to pull an ODB every time a pass is thrown his way.
Marcus Mariota: No social media for me – Fox Sports
But while Mariota’s popularity may be on the rise, fans hoping to learn all they can about the day-to-day life of the 21-year-old may be disappointed. Mariota told the Cleveland Plain Dealer he has no interest in social media. No Twitter. No Instagram. Nothing.
"“I don’t participate in social media,” Mariota said. “I think social media provides an opportunity for people to get insight into what you’re doing. But for me, I like to keep stuff private.”"
Titans looking for defensive leader – David Climer The Tennessean
During the Titans‘ recent minicamp, I couldn’t believe my ears.
Wandering around the side of the locker room populated by defensive players, it was uncommonly quiet. Nobody was talking about getting to the Super Bowl or inflicting bodily harm upon the opposition.
In short, Bernard Pollard wasn’t in the house.
It leaves a void. On a defense in need of some attitude, who’s going to speak up now?
"“I don’t think that’s going to be a problem,” cornerback Jason McCourty said. “There are plenty of guys who are willing to step up when something needs to be said. It may not be somebody like Bernard because he had all that personality and energy, but we’ll be OK.”"
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