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On the Titans’ 2016 coaching staff

After the Titans made him their permanent head coach, Mike Mularkey’s top job was to put together a quality staff of coordinators and assistant coaches. And, well, Mularkey certainly got the staff he wanted, even if nobody else did. The offensive line coach didn’t coach in the NFL for the past three seasons. The offensive […]

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 24:  Kurt Coleman #20 of the Carolina Panthers celebrates after intercepting a pass intended for John Brown #12 of the Arizona Cardinals at the end of the first half during the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Eight unlikely heroes in Super Bowl 50

Believe it or not, there will be players suiting up for Super Bowl 50 not named Cam Newton or Peyton Manning. The history of the Super Bowl is dotted with players like Jack Squirek, Larry Brown and Malcolm Butler, relative unknowns who became household names in the Super Bowl. The Panthers and Broncos reached the […]

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Why did a Titans team I thought would go 6-10 go 3-13?

I didn’t really do a proper “evaluating the 2015 Titans in hindsight piece” like I might have at the end of a normal season, one where the Titans weren’t looking at replacing several of their key decision-makers. I think this can be a useful exercise, since it tells you what I thought of the nonsense […]

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On Jon Robinson, Mike Mularkey, and all that

So, it’s been almost two weeks since the Titans had their press conference announcing the hiring of Jon Robinson as general manager and Mike Mularkey as permanent head coach, and yours truly, alleged Titans blogger, has yet to weigh in in long form on the subject. There are reasons I could point to for not […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03:  Wide receiver Plaxico Burress #17 of the New York Giants catches a 13-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter over Ellis Hobbs #27 of the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Remembering the greatest finishes in Super Bowl history

In the lead up to Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, The Sports Daily will be remembering some of the most iconic moments and players from Super Bowl history. Our series continues with the greatest finishes in the game’s history: Super Bowl XLII The New York Giants ended the New England Patriots’ bid […]

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots signals in the second half against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Remembering the most prolific QB performances in Super Bowl history

In the lead up to Super Bowl 50 between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, The Sports Daily will be remembering some of the most iconic moments and players from Super Bowl history. Our series continues with the best quarterback performances in the NFL’s biggest game: Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers (Super Bowl XXIX) Young […]

28 Jan 2001: Trent Dilfer # 8 of the Baltimore Ravens looks for an open man down field in the third quarter during Super Bowl XXXV between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Giants at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Andy Lyons/ALLSPORT

Worst quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl

Most quarterbacks probably wouldn’t mind being on a list of the worst Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks because it would mean they own a Super Bowl ring. It’s kind of like being the ugliest Miss America or the flabbiest Mr. Universe. Only 31 quarterbacks have won Super Bowls. Ten of them are in the Hall of Fame and […]

during the NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium on January 24, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Best, worst from NFL’s Conference Championship Games

The NFL’s Conference Championship weekend saw the Denver Broncos survive a late rally from Tom Brady and the New England Patriots to win the AFC and Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers blowout the Arizona Cardinals to capture the NFC crown. The Broncos and Panthers will now meet in Santa Clara for Super Bowl 50 in […]

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18:  Jermaine Kearse #15 of the Seattle Seahawks catches a 35 yard game-winning touchdown in overtime against the Green Bay Packers during the 2015 NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

10 greatest Conference Championship games in NFL history

More than any other round of the NFL playoffs, the conference championship has contributed the most named games to the league’s history. Several of these “The (insert noun here)” games make the list of the greatest conference championship games in NFL history. So here’s “The List.” No. 10: Patriots 23, Ravens 20 (2011) This game gets […]

during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

Eight X-factors for NFL’s conference championship games

The next two games of the 2015 NFL season will determine who plays for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara. The Denver Broncos host the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Saturday, while the Arizona Cardinals travel to face the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. Here is a look […]

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 16:  Head coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on in the second half against the New England Patriots during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium on January 16, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

5 biggest coaching mistakes from NFL’s Divisional Round

Armchair coaches were busy during the 2015 NFL divisional playoffs. Some of the coaching decisions made this weekend will provide fodder for conversation well into the spring. The most boneheaded play call of the weekend was made by a winning team, so that coach got away with it. There were several debatable decisions, however, that […]

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 23:  Head coach Mike Mularkey of the Jacksonville Jaguars watches the action during the game against the New England Patriots at EverBank Field on December 23, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Titans conclude head coaching “search” by retaining Mike Mularkey

Well, it happened. As had been widely rumored since the day after the season ended, the Tennessee Titans concluded a head coaching search that included an initial list of 155 candidates by announcing interim coach Mike Mularkey had been promoted to the permanent job. This is Mularkey’s third head coaching stop. His first came in […]

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Titans announce Jon Robinson as new general manager

The Tennessee Titans finally made it official Thursday evening, announcing what seemed very like Wednesday evening and what had been reported as done Thursday morning, announcing Jon Robinson was their new general manager. Evaluating a general manager hire is a tricky task, simply because it is very unusual for a general manager to get a […]

LANDOVER, MD - JANUARY 10: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates a first down against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter during the NFC Wild Card Playoff game at FedExField on January 10, 2016 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Best, worst from NFL’s Wild Card round

The NFL’s 12-team playoff field in 2015 is now down to just eight. The weekend’s Wild Card Round eliminated four teams (Houston Texans, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins) and advanced four others (Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers) to the Divisional Round. Here’s a look at the best […]

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 04: Quarterback Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter after recovering a fumble against the Kansas City Chiefs during a Wild Card Playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 4, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

10 greatest wild-card games in NFL history

It’s wild-card weekend. Perhaps the 2015 playoffs will provide games that can be added to lists of the greatest ever. Before the ball is kicked off at 4:35 p.m. Saturday in Houston, let’s take a look at the greatest wild-card games in NFL history up to this point. Comebacks, lead changes and plays so memorable […]

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