Archive for the ‘Tennessee Titans’ Category

Newton watches against Titans, Panthers pick off Mariota

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Cam Newton's best during the Panthers-Titans joint practice Wednesday came while the quarterback was dancing during warmups . Marcus Mariota has no such limitations, and he showed off his healthy leg with a nice run for the Tennessee Titans. Rain forced a one-hour delay to the first of two joint practices between the Panthers and Titans at Tennessee's headquarters.

Fantasy Football Preseason Week 1 Review: Rookie wide receivers

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports A look at the most notable rookie wideout performances of preseason Week 1. Week 1 of the preseason usually is slow going. However, it is also the rookie showcase as many new talents make their career debut

Mularkey not happy with Titans’ mistakes in preseason loss

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Coach Mike Mularkey hopes his Tennessee Titans got just the wake-up call needed from an ugly loss to open the preseason, especially from some mistakes that were quite the eye-opener. Mularkey even watched tape of Saturday night's 7-3 loss to the New York Jets a couple times to be sure, and he said Sunday he saw fewer mistakes than he originally thought. ''I think they know pretty well what we can and cannot do,'' Mularkey said.

Decker focused only on chemistry with Mariota vs. Jets

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Wide receiver Eric Decker insists he has no desire to go out Saturday night and remind the New York Jets what they're missing after letting him go in June as part of the team's salary cap purge. ''I don't worry about that stuff,'' Decker said Thursday . Decker was just the latest of several big names released when the Jets cut him June 12 to save $7.25 million in salary after failing to trade the 30-year-old receiver .

Sale of 1/3 of Titans doesn’t solve lingering control issues

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

With one of the three branches of the Bud Adams family tree selling its interest in the Tennessee Titans, some will assume that the move will solve the league’s lingering concerns regarding the ownership of the team. The problem continues to be the decision of the team’s founder to bequeath the franchise in three equal shares, one going to each of his children’s families, but the failure of the late Bud Adams to give control of the team to any one slice of the three-piece pie. The decision to sell by Susie Adams Smith (and her husband, Tommy, who at one point after the death of Bud Adams was running the team) is being interpreted as a move of exasperation with the inability of the three branches to determine which branch will have clear control.

You can buy one-third of the Titans for the low price of about $660 million

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

A one-third stake in the Tennessee Titans is up for sale. Have you ever dreamed of spending a fortune to own a non-controlling portion of an NFL team that hasn’t made the playoffs since 2008? One-third of the Tennessee Titans will be up for sale. Susie Adams Smith is selling her interest in KSA Industries, the parent company that owns the Titans and was founded by the late Bud Adams.

Marcus Mariota to play in preseason opener against Jets

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Quarterback Marcus Mariota won’t be encased in bubble wrap when the preseason begins for the Tennessee Titans on Saturday. According to Jim Wyatt of the Titans’ team website, Mariota will play in the team’s preseason opener against the New York Jets. “I don’t want to see what (Marcus) would do if I told him he couldn’t play,” head coach Mike Mularkey said with a smile.

Forcing more fumbles, interceptions key for Titans’ defense

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey has made it clear what he wants out of his defense this season. ''Takeaways,'' Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo said. The Titans finished last season with 12 interceptions, one more than the year before, and tied for 18th in the NFL in that category.

Titans’ tight-knit offensive line looking to be NFL’s best

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

Only one offensive lineman needs to make a mistake to mess up a play, turning a promising drive into a three-and-out. Keeping a group of five starting linemen together for consecutive seasons only makes a unit stronger. The Tennessee Titans have done just that and are setting their sights on being the best offensive line in the NFL, even if their production will be measured only by how many sacks are allowed or the yards gained by running backs.

Titans’ Rishard Matthews sports new tattoo honoring the Obamas

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Tennessee Titans receiver Rishard Matthews arrived at training camp sporting a new tattoo: a portrait of President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, in profile, inked onto his right calf muscle. The 27-year old, who is starting his second season with Tennessee and sixth in the NFL, has numerous tattoos, including one that honors his two young children, Zayden and Penelope. Rishard Matthews got a new tattoo, a portrait of Barack and Michelle Obama.