Two turnovers, one TD for Mariota as Falcons top Titans, 31-24

The Atlanta Falcons dominated the game’s early stages, lost their lead, then rallied in the fourth quarter for a 31-24 victory over the Tennessee Titans in tonight’s preseason opener at the Georgia Dome for both teams. The Falc… oh, who cares, it’s a preseason game and writing a conventional recap is kind of a silly […]

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Tennessee Titans first preseason game preview

SELF-PUBLICITY NOTE: Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, the annual tome previewing all 32 NFL teams, plus the college football season put out by Football Outsiders, is now available. I was a contributor for the sixth consecutive season, writing the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, and, yes, once again, Tennessee Titans chapters. The PDF is currently available from […]

Mariota Sees First NFL Action During Preseason

The preseason is always a little more important for teams that are relying on rookie quarterbacks, which is the case for the Tennessee Titans this season as they head into camp with the No. 2 overall NFL Draft pick Marcus Mariota as their first-string signal-caller. After winning the Heisman Trophy last season at the University […]

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Thinking about the “skill position” mix and the gameday 46

SELF-PUBLICITY NOTE: Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, the annual tome previewing all 32 NFL teams, plus the college football season put out by Football Outsiders, is now available. I was a contributor for the sixth consecutive season, writing the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, and, yes, once again, Tennessee Titans chapters. The PDF is currently available from […]

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2015 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: C

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during the second half of a game at LP Field on December 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.

2015 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: G

SELF-PUBLICITY NOTE: Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, the annual tome previewing all 32 NFL teams, plus the college football season put out by Football Outsiders, is now available. I was a contributor for the sixth consecutive season, writing the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers, and, yes, once again, Tennessee Titans chapters. The PDF is currently available from […]

NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 09:  Tackle Taylor Lewan #77 of the Tennessee Titans plays against Ryan White #43 of the Green Bay Packers at LP Field on August 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

2015 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: OT

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NASHVILLE, TN - SEPTEMBER 14: Delanie Walker #82 of the Tennessee Titans catches the ball in the end zone moments before landing out of bounds for an incomplete pass against the Dallas Cowboys  in the second half of a game at LP Field on September 14, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

2015 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: TE

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JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 18:  Kendall Wright #13 of the Tennessee Titans tries to break the tackle of  Telvin Smith #50 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter at EverBank Field on December 18, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

2015 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: WR

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KNOXVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 25:  Jalston Fowler #45 of the Alabama Crimson Tide against the Tennessee Volunteers at Neyland Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

2015 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: FB

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2015 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: RB

After the customary first stop at quarterback, our next stop on our tour around the 2015 Tennessee Titans as we approach the start of the regular season is a look at the running backs. In the offseason positional analysis, I wrote about the incoherence and ineffectiveness of the Titans’ running back by committee in 2014. […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12:  Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks throws the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

2015 Tennessee Titans preseason positional analysis: QB

We begin our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we approach the start of the 2015 regular season with a look at the quarterback position. When I addressed the quarterbacks in the preseason analysis back in February, I noted that for the first time in a few years, the story of the […]

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Titans 53-man roster prediction as training camp opens

It’s time for the latest installment of an annual tradition. Each season, the day the Tennessee Titans players report to training camp, I attempt to predict which players they will keep after the cutdown all the way to 53. Some years this goes kind of okay,  while in other years I end up on quixotic quests […]

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 12:  Quarterback Marcus Mariota #8 of the Oregon Ducks throws the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game at AT&T Stadium on January 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

More on Marcus Mariota

So, yeah, the Titans took a shiny new quarterback with the second overall pick and I haven’t written a post specifically about him yet. Time for that to change.   What makes Marcus Mariota so fascinating a pick for the Titans is taking him is taking him was simultaneously part of the ideal and nightmare […]

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Breaking down the Titans’ 2015 UDFA signings

Programming note: I’m back. Posts TBD, probably focusing on the rookies or big free agents, likely every day this week, though Thursday and the start of training camp will bring my annual guaranteed to be wrong 53-man roster prediction. Positional analyses are slated to begin next Monday, August 3 with the quarterbacks; like Thursday’s post, that’s […]

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