Titans select DL DaQuan Jones in 4th round

With their own fourth-round pick, 112th overall, in the 2014 NFL draft, the Titans selected Penn State defensive tackle DaQuan Jones. Jones’ most notable trait may be excellent size, measuring in at 6’3 3/4″, 322 pounds at the Combine. He played primarily as an 3-tech defensive tackle for the Nittany Lions. His early NFL role […]


Titans trade back, select RB Bishop Sankey in second round

The Titans began Day 2 of the 2014 NFL draft by trading back, sending their own second-round pick, 42nd overall, to the Philadelphia Eagles for the Eagles’ second and fourth round picks, 54th and 122nd overall. It’s not the third round pick they were missing from the Justin Hunter trade, but this is a good […]


Taylor Lewan: View from the next day

After a night’s sleep on the Taylor Lewan pick, it is time for me to expand on the brief thoughts I put up on him when the Titans picked him. 1. This is not a pick for 2014, but that’s not a surprise. One of the few worthwhile things Ruston Webster said before the draft […]


Titans select OT Taylor Lewan with 11th pick

Well, I wasn’t expecting that one. With their own first-round pick, 11th overall, in the 2014 NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans took Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan. Offensive tackle was an obvious need position with David Stewart’s decline in 2013, but after they signed Michael Oher to a big-money free agent deal I thought the […]


My 2014 seven-round Titans mock

It’s draft day. By this point, I broken down what I think the Titans are likely to do on offense and on defense. I’ve written about their basic position needs in general. I broke down their reported visits and workouts, historically strong indicators of players they might target in the early rounds. As I have done […]


Breaking down the Titans’ 2014 pre-draft visits and workouts

Before the Tennessee Titans spend a high draft pick on a player, the chances are good they either brought him to St. Thomas Sports Park for a visit or had a private workout with him,. When I did a version of this post in 2012, first-round pick Kendall Wright, second-round pick Zach Brown, and third-round […]


Titans draft preview by position: Defense

After covering what the Titans might do at each position on offense yesterday, I now turn my attention to the same exercise for the defensive side of the ball. Before I launch into the position by position part of this post, a couple notes. First, as I noted in yesterday’s entry, this is intended as […]


Titans draft preview by position: Offense

It’s draft week. By this point, I think of it almost as an annual tradition. For the third year in a row, I will kick off draft week by looking at which positions I believe the Titans are likely to target in the upcoming NFL draft. Both years I have done this series, the positions […]


Filling out the pre-draft Titans roster

In an April 8 radio appearance, Ken Whisenhunt was asked if the Titans needed additional running backs for depth purposes. In response to the question, he noted that he normally went into training camp with eight running backs or fullbacks, sometimes nine. That got me to thinking about where the Titans’ roster stood, compared to […]

Titans sign WR Brian Robiskie

The Tennessee Titans announced today they agreed to terms with veteran wide receiver Brian Robiskie. Per the team, it is a one-year deal. Robiskie spent part of the 2013 season with the Atlanta Falcons, from whom he played one game. He originally broke into the NFL back in 2009 with the Cleveland Browns. The Browns […]

Some thoughts on the draft

Pardon the lack of new posts. With the draft pushed back two weeks, I’ve been using the extra time to watch draft prospects and take my own notes on them, notes which aren’t really worthy of being elevated into a scouting report in their own right. I’ll be cracking up the draft-related content over the […]


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 […]