No. 6 biggest "What If" in Titans history: PacMan Jones being focused from the get-go
Chris Henry Sr. was 26 and a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals when he passed during a vehicular accident in 2009. His son, Chris Henry Jr. will be soon attending college and has received scholarship offers from Ohio State, Georgia, USC, West Virginia, and Michigan, among others. Along the way, he's gotten support from former NFL cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones.
This is a bit surprising (and plenty inspiring) when you consider that Jones was a troublemaker early in his football career. Fortunately, he eventually managed to put it all together but not without running into less-than-ideal situations first.
A first-round pick in the 2005 draft, Jones got off to a bad start with the Titans, getting arrested for assault and vandalism just two weeks before the start of training camp. That was just one of many incidents that ended up earning him the "character issues" label.
Early in 2006, Jones was arrested for possession of marijuana. Later that year, he got a six-month probation for disorderly conduct and public intoxication among other chargers. The West Virginia product was suspended for the 2007 season and was traded to the Dallas Cowboys the following year. He was suspended once again in 2009 but because the third time is the charm, Jones finally turned things around when he landed with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2010.
Jones went to spend eight relatively trouble-free seasons in Cincy and even became a key cog in their secondary. Looking back, he maybe didn't have the maturity to deal with all the challenges that come from being an NFL player and needed time to realize he had to straighten up if he wanted to have a lasting career.
Imagine if the switch had flipped for Adams early in his stint in Tennessee. The Titans would then have had a lockdown cornerback opposite Cortland Finnegan. They would have had a pretty nasty tandem guarding the perimeter.