Tennessee Titans 2014 schedule announced

We knew who they were playing, and today we found out when the Titans would be playing their 2014 regular season opponents. Here’s the full schedule: Week 1, Sept. 7: at Kansas City Chiefs Week 2, Sept. 14: vs. Dallas Cowboys Week 3, Sept. 21: at Cincinnati Bengals Week 4, Sept. 28: at Indianapolis Colts […]

Phillips on Rivers

How Shaun Phillips sacked the passer in 2013

To get a better idea of what the Titans got when they signed Shaun Phillips, I decided to watch the 10.0 sacks he had playing for the Broncos in 2013. While the Broncos are more of a 4-3 than I expect the Titans to be, I still think this was a useful exercise. Philips played […]

McCluster 2011

Analyzing Dexter McCluster, running back

When the Titans made Dexter McCluster their first signing of free agency this offseason, I noted he had played both wide receiver and running back in the NFL, and noted Whisenhunt’s challenge was to make him a more effective player than he had been. Since then, the Titans have indicated McCluster will at least start off […]


How the Titans were penalized in 2013

NFL Game Rewind doesn’t want me to write about Dexter McCluster’s play as a running back in 2011, so you’re getting a belated data dump post instead. Yes, following on a similar post I did for 2012, it’s a look at how the Titans were penalized in 2013. The Titans were neither penalized a lot […]


Reviewing past Tennessee Titans drafts: 2008

Each April, Football Outsiders reviews the draft that was six years ago, and I follow suit over here with a look at what the Titans did that same draft. The backstory to that is slightly more complicated (the first draft of the first draft review I did was before (a) Football Outsiders existed and (b) […]


Head coach Ken Whisenhunt’s history of drafting offense

The Titans have a new head coach, Ken Whisenhunt. Whisenhunt has been a head coach before. Whisenhunt will be heavily involved on the offensive side of the ball, including calling the plays. Whisenhunt in his previous head coaching stint was heavily involved in the offense, too. The draft is coming up. Thus, I wondered what […]

Titans 2014 preseason schedule announced

Ah, the excitement of April and exhibition football. Yes, the Titans (along with the rest of the NFL teams) announced their preseason schedule today. Here’s what it looks like: Aug. 7-10: vs. Green Bay Aug. 14-18: at New Orleans Aug. 21-24: at Atlanta Aug. 28: vs. Minnesota As I have mentioned before, there’s not much […]


Notes on the Titans

More in-depth looks at Dexter McCluster, running back, and the other new Titans are coming, eventually, as are more draft thoughts, but in the meantime here are the Titans-related things that have caught my eye recently: 1.Kamerion Wimbley recently renegotiated his contract. Of the two recent contract restructure (I’ll get to the second next), his […]


Titans sign G/C Eric Olsen

The Tennessee Titans announced today they signed guard/center Eric Olsen. It is a one-year deal. Terms were undisclosed. Olsen spent time on the Steelers roster in 2013, though he was not active for any games. He last played in the NFL in 2012 with the Saints. He played in 16 games, starting 4 of them. […]


Titans re-sign G/C Chris Spencer

The Tennessee Titans announced today they re-signed guard/center Chris Spencer to a one-year deal. Spencer spent 2013 as the Titans’ primary backup interior offensive lineman. He had one start and played 120 total snaps on offense, 114 of them at center and 6 at left guard. As a veteran with experience playing every interior line […]


The Titans, value, and roster construction, revisited

This time last year (almost to the day), I wrote a post that ending up being about what I called the concept of value, namely that I was not sure if the Titans believed in it or whether they were even looking for it. Last week, in a podcast with Mel Kiper, Todd McShay compared […]


Site News Update

Welcome to the new Total Titans. If you’re on the site, you’ve probably noticed the new look. That new look is associated with a change in the back end, where we (and the other blogs on the Bloguin network) have switched from Joomla to WordPress. In the long term, this will be productivity-neutral or -enhancing. […]


Titans sign OLB Shaun Phillips

Well that was convenient. Not long after I said in yesterday’s post I thought the Titans would have signed Shaun Phillips by now, news broke that he was actually at St. Thomas Sports Park that day. Before the day ended, he would sign a contract with the Titans. Per multiple media reports, it is a two […]

Implying beliefs from the Titans’ free agent activity

With the main wave of free agency done and few marquee players left on the market, I think it is useful to take a bit of a step back for a second and figure out what just happened. I did the writeups on each of the free agent signings and re-signings, and I'll have some […]