Tennessee Titans: 5 Things to watch in game 2
By Les Bailey
Former Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher brings his St. Louis Rams back to Music City for week two of the preseason schedule on Sunday in a prime-time matchup on Fox TV. The 8PM start(7PM CDT) will be one of the few looks a national audience will get at the new-look Titans in 2015.
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Fisher is in his fourth campaign in St. Louis after spending 16 full seasons as head coach of the Titans. This week marks his first return to Nissan Stadium since the final game of the 2010 campaign.
Several other members of the Rams organization previously spent time with the Titans. Among the eight coaches and five players in the group are Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, assistant head coach Dave McGinnis, senior defensive assistant Chuck Cecil, wide receiver Kenny Britt and tight end Jared Cook.
In a surprise move at the start of free agency, the Rams parted ways with their franchise quarterback, trading Sam Bradford to the Philadelphia Eagles for Nick Foles.
Foles is looking for a solid starting position with the Rams, and if he can repeat the 2013 season he had with the Eagles, has the chance to take the Rams deep into the playoffs in 2015.
I’m not sure if the Rams are ready to compete with the Seattle Seahawks at this point, but Sunday night should give us a look at where they stand today.
This may be the last time we see them in Nashville as the St. Louis Rams. The next meeting with the Titans may well be in Los Angles.
The Rams lost their preseason opener 18-3 to the Oakland Raiders.
This week’s matchup will be televised nationally on FOX, including WZTV FOX 17 in Nashville. Play-by-play announcer Kevin Burkhardt and analyst John Lynch will call the action, while Pam Oliver will report from
The Titans Radio Network, including Nashville flagship 104.5 The Zone, will carry the game across the Mid-South with the “Voice of the Titans” Mike Keith, analyst Frank Wycheck, gameday host Rhett Bryan and sideline reporter Jonathan Hutton.
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