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Scott Wright 11-09-2006 08:35 AM

2012 Tennessee Titans Discussion!
 
Discuss the Titans here.

MicktheGreat 11-09-2006 10:22 AM

First post in the new Titans' thread...woo-hoo!!! 8)

So...another site that I was reading was breaking down how the Titans DEF is actually somehow WORSE this year than it was last year. They pose an interesting question: With the addition of players like Chris Hope, Robaire Smith, David Thornton, and Cortland Finnegan (all of whom have made plays this year), how can the DEF be statistically worse??? Do the problems lie with the players or with something else...*cough* Schwartz *cough*...

I think this is what us Titans' fans on this board have been saying for awhile. Will Schwartz FINALLY be gone after this season, so that our defensive talent can play up to their potential???

Pit Bull #53 11-09-2006 11:27 AM

Damn, I had a nice long post typed up and my pc froze. Oh well, I'll give it another go.

I think Schwartzie's ulta conservative schemes do play a large part into why our defense is so bad, but if you want my opinion, another huge reason is because we are soft up the middle. Randy Starks cannot hold up against the run, he gets pushed around. Robaire is ok against the run, but he's no dominant stuffer. Then the to top it all of, we have probably the slowest, least physical MLB in the leage, Pete Sirmon, behind them. It's just not a winning combination.

We need to build our defense back up geared to stopping the run, and it all starts in the trenches. What I would do, is use the same blueprint that the Jacksonville Jaguars used:

Say we are picking in the 6-10 (which is very realistic because of tiebreakers) range in the draft. CJ and Gaines are gone. I pick Alan Branch to team with Big Al next year. Al and Al.

Branch = 6'6 330
Albert = 6'6 320, though if you look at him, he's clearly around 330

Use Starks and Mahelona in rotation, let Robaire walk. Put those two beasts together starting at DT, and let Tulloch be a sideline-to-sideline MLB, sort of cut in the mold of Mike Peterson.

Then, with the $41 Mill in cap space, I'd probably try to sign a CB or OL like Asante Samuel or Eric Steinbach. I'd also lock up some of our younger guys long term. In rd 2, I'd look to upgrade CB or DE. Say:

Rd 1. Alan Branch
Rd 2. Fred Bennett

That'd be:

RDE: Travis LaBoy (look to upgrade in FA!)
DT: Alan Branch
DT: Albert Haynesworth
LDE: Kyle Vanden Bosch

WLB: Keith Bulluck
MLB: Stephen Tulloch
SLB: David Thornton

RCB: Fred Bennett
FS: LaMont Thompson/Vincent Fuller/Calvin Lowry (camp battle or upgrade in FA)
SS: Chris Hope
LCB: Adam Jones

Do I think it'll happen? No, because I think the staff views Starks and Robaire as quality starter, but if I were running the team, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

Pit Bull #53 11-09-2006 11:44 AM

Forgot to add, I'd fire Schwartz and hire a new DC as well, I'll need to research some candidates before I choose.

Of course this will all never happen, but...

smittyjs 11-09-2006 03:42 PM

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :(

11-09-2006 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by smittyjs
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :(

Hey smitty, how you been doing?

smittyjs 11-09-2006 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by jagfan33
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Originally Posted by smittyjs
Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo :(

Hey smitty, how you been doing?

Good :lol:

Pit Bull #53 11-09-2006 07:24 PM

Odom had knee arthroscopic knee surgery today. Fisher says he might miss 2-3 weeks, maybe less. I'm starting to think Odom will never shake the injury bug. :?

stephenson86 11-11-2006 11:59 AM

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO FOR THE FIRST TIME IN # SEASONS THE TITANS ARE GOING TO BE ON TELLY IN ENGLAND :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: so happy :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Ravens1991 11-11-2006 12:29 PM

why do you have crying smilies then stephnonson?

Titansfan #53 11-11-2006 01:22 PM

I think the Titans will pick up a FA FS, and CB. Since we are supposed to have 41 million in cap space next year.

bearsfan_51 11-11-2006 01:44 PM

I remember when the Oilers first moved to Tennessee and there were serious discussions that they might be named the Tennessee Tuxedos. That would have been the best damn mascot ever.

Pit Bull #53 11-11-2006 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by bearsfan_51
I remember when the Oilers first moved to Tennessee and there were serious discussions that they might be named the Tennessee Tuxedos. That would have been the best damn mascot ever.

:lol: :lol: That would have been awesome.

Anyway, could of updates:

Calvin Lowry got some practice reps with the 1st team defense at FS. LaMont should still start, but he could be on a short leash...hopefully...or this could mean nothing at all.

Rob Reynolds got placed on IR and we signed Terna Nande off the PS to the active roster.

rainbeaukid2 11-11-2006 03:21 PM

terna nande is pretty good but it is too bad that he is buried in the depth chart

Pit Bull #53 11-11-2006 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by rainbeaukid2
terna nande is pretty good but it is too bad that he is buried in the depth chart

I thought he would be a beast on special teams, but he looked really bad in preseason. Overpursued alot and missed a bunch of tackles as well.

rainbeaukid2 11-11-2006 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Pit Bull #53
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Originally Posted by rainbeaukid2
terna nande is pretty good but it is too bad that he is buried in the depth chart

I thought he would be a beast on special teams, but he looked really bad in preseason. Overpursued alot and missed a bunch of tackles as well.

really? i have only seen him in college and he was great

Pit Bull #53 11-11-2006 10:36 PM

Tough day for me and you, smitty :x

Unfortunately, I don't think tomorrow will be any better.

Pit Bull #53 11-12-2006 01:19 PM

OMG, bench LaMont now pleeeeease. :x

smittyjs 11-12-2006 01:55 PM

LT made a terrible play and now a good one...... :?

We need ALOT more of this good play from him today.

smittyjs 11-12-2006 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Pit Bull #53
Tough day for me and you, smitty :x

Unfortunately, I don't think tomorrow will be any better.

Next week it will be a tough one for you :wink:

Pit Bull #53 11-12-2006 03:19 PM

What a horseshit call. That was clearly a fumble.

rainbeaukid2 11-12-2006 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by smittyjs
LT made a terrible play and now a good one...... :?

We need ALOT more of this good play from him today.

finally a good play by him

Titans10 11-12-2006 03:35 PM

Lamont with his second pick of the game :D

stephenson86 11-12-2006 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Titans10
Lamont with his second pick of the game :D

hes still ****

Pit Bull #53 11-12-2006 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by stephenson86
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Originally Posted by Titans10
Lamont with his second pick of the game :D

hes still ***********

All is forgiven for 1 week. No badmouthing LaMont for 1 week. Until he screws up next week :?


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