Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Injuries

TE Ben Troupe fractured the fifth metatarsal during a mini-camp session to apply some more stress to the Titans. The tight end had been doing really well during this offseason and had actually gained some weight (about 10-12 pounds). Now, the Titans will be looking to find someone to fill the spot in case Troupe will not be ready to start.

On top of this, RB Chris Brown will be wearing a cast for the next several weeks on account of breaking his hand; not all that great considering he will not be able to work on his ball handling whatsoever.

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Titans rookies catching on

- from the official site of the Tennessee Titans

The Titans wrapped up their first round of workouts with veterans and rookies on Thursday, ending a two-week period that gave first-year players an idea of what it will take to succeed in the NFL. Now players get a two-week break from official organized team activities before returning for their final six-day session in June. “They put in a lot of stuff in a short period of time, so you just have to get into your playbook and study,” rookie WR Brandon Jones said. “I need to continue to watch the older guys and see how they do things out there so I can do it like they do.”

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Swedish Kicker

Ola Kimrin, former native of Sweden, has joined the ranks of the Tennessee Titans. He played previously with the Washington Redskins, where he was 6 for 10 on field goals. In training camp with the Denver Broncos Kimrin launched a 65-yard field goal during a preseason game, but was not drafted by the team on account of no necessity for a kicker.

Kimrin starts as the leading kicker for the Titans. Not only does this solidify his position, if anyone else is added, they have to compete with him for his position. Kimrin participated in three seasons with NFL Europe and went to training camp with Denver, Dallas and Washington.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

McNair energized at minicamp

- from the official site of the Tennessee Titans

A healthy Steve McNair is practicing this week as Titans veterans and rookies are joined together for three days of minicamp at Baptist Sports Park. McNair says he feels great and is in excellent shape following surgery to repair his sternum in December. "I wanted to get myself into the best shape this off-season," McNair said. "The only way I can stay healthy is to get my body fit by working out. It feels good to be back on the field. It's been fun, and that's how we want to make it this season."

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Pac-man and Volek


Billy Volek, the backup quarterback for the Titans, just underwent surgery on his shoulder recently. It should not be detrimental to his recovery. Volek became McNair’s primary backup in 2004 when he had to have surgery on a lacerated spleen. During his junior and senior years, Volek was currently attending Fresno State where David Carr was his back-up.

Adam “Pac-man” Jones was seen limping off the field in the middle of practice recently. The team took him off for the day for fear of over stressing the athlete, but apparently he is still good to go.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Next Draft

Cheerleading auditions will be taking place this May 14th. The preliminary auditions will be held at Baptist Sports Park from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. So, if you are a great dancer with the skills to join the squad take this opportunity to showcase your talent. We need to keep our fans as motivated to keep the team as motivated as possible in this upcoming season.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Team Report:

- from FOXSports.com

CB Tony Beckham isn't going to give up his job to first-round pick Adam "Pacman" Jones without a fight. With Andre Woolfolk expected to start on one side, Beckham and Jones will compete on the other side, though Jones could shift inside and play in the slot. Despite playing at the end of last season, Beckham just recently reached 100 percent in his recovery from knee surgery last offseason. He is a good athlete with long arms, and has improved his technique in recent years. . . .

G Jacob Bell is still recovering from January's ACL surgery and might not be ready for training camp. Bell stepped in and played well at left guard for Zach Piller last season, but the team wants him to compete for the right tackle spot that became open when Fred Miller was released. Bell has experience on the right side from his college days, and the team thinks he's tackle material because of his athleticism, and because he doesn't get rattled in the heat of the competition. If Bell is not ready, one of the team's rookie draft picks, either Michael Roos or David Stewart, will start on the right side.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Adam Jones

The Tennessee Titans addressed many issues throughout the latest draft, but their top straining issue was dealt with during the first round. Samari Rolle and Andre Dyson were lost to the team through free agency. This left a big gap in cornerback that Adam “Pac-Man” Jones is looking forward to filling.

Jones hails from West Virginia where he led with tackles with a whopping 76 in 2004. Contributing to 36 games, Jones ended his stint in West Virginia with 201 career tackles, 22 pass breakups, and 8 interceptions.