First Down And Tenn: Tennessee Titans Need Ownership Direction
By Les Bailey
His decisions were not always popular, but deceased Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams made decisions that he felt were good for the team. Since his passing, the Titans have been afloat in a sea of uncertainty and that loss of direction has resulted in poor management that finally manifested in a 2-14 season. Are things really on the upswing, or is there a “For Sale” sign on this franchise?
Is Kenneth Adams IV becoming face of Titans ownership group? – Paul Kuharsky ESPN
When the Titans officially announced LP Field was transforming into Nissan Stadium last week, they didn’t roll out interim CEO/president Steve Underwood to represent the team.
Rather it was Kenneth Adams IV, one of the team’s owners and a member of the franchise’s board of directors. He’s a grandson of the team’s late founder and owner, Bud Adams. He is the lone person in the five-member ownership group who works for the team and who is a Nashvillian.
Titans should be grooming Kenneth Adams IV to be owners’ voice – Terry McCormick 247 Sports
Much has been made of the Tennessee Titans ownership – the heirs of the late Bud Adams – since the team founder died in 2013.
The installation and then removal of Tommy Smith as team president certainly made news. So did bringing Steve Underwood out of mothballs to be interim president, and then announcing that Underwood would be staying on through the 2015 season.
Underwood headed the team’s Nashville operations from 2006-11 before retiring, and surely wants to get back to retirement sooner rather than later.
Which brings us to the ownership group and how things currently stand.
How did former 49ers look in other offseason workouts? – Paul Gutierrez ESPN
“Perrish Cox had an excellent offseason for the Tennessee Titans, regularly getting his hands on passes and making plays for the defense. The team was wary of declaring him a starter when they signed him. But with incumbent Blidi Wreh-Wilson out as he finishes his recovery from shoulder surgery, Cox was probably the defensive star of the offseason and it should be very hard for BWW to get his job back. That will leave him competing with Coty Sensabaugh for a spot in the nickel package. Cox said he tired in the second half of last season, which explains his drop-off. He plans to be more consistent with his weight room presence throughout the year.”
Tennessee Titans: 5 Key Stats – Russell L. Baxter NFL SpinZone
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Can this be a memorable 2015 for the Titans? They have certainly made their share of changes this offseason once again.
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