Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Streaking

The Jacksonville Jaguars played a great game in every aspect of it except one, turnovers. They could not stop the Titans from making big plays off of them. David Garrard threw 3 seperate interceptions which where returned 61, 83, and 92 yards by 3 different Titans. Although Vince Young completed only 8 passes for a total of 98 yards the defense was setting franchise records with 370 yards for the game. Starting the season at 0-5 the titans have won 77% of thier last 9 games and now have an unrealistic slim shot at the playoffs. Every peice must fall into place for them at this point, even the ones they cannot control. They need to keep in the winning mindframe for this Sunday's game against The Buffalo Bills. You cannot count on the other teams to make mistakes letting your defense work for your scoring.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Again for the win

If you missed last Sunday's T-n-T match up then you need to find out which of your friends recorded it. The Tennessee Titans came back from 8 points down against The Houston Texans to tying up this game for some overtime. Once again this Houston Native and former UT star quarterback showed the Texans up by running a 36 year Quarterback sneak for the touchdown and the win. Vince could not have been happier and he let it shine as he jumped into the sea of burnt-orange clad fans. The crowd had been cheering for the Texans for most of the game but when Vince, who grew up within miles of the Reliant Stadium in Southwest Houston, ran the touchdown in, sealing the game for the Titans, the crowd exploded into cheers, whistles, and clapping hands.

The Texans, at many's dismay, passed on Vince Young in the first pick of the draft in favor of defensive end Mario Williams because the team already had quarterback David Carr. I personally feel sport teams should consist of players that live in the area of the team. Then it really is a region to region rivalry instead of a great Texas player having to show his stuff in Tennessee. Great job Vince and we all miss ya down here.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Comeback Kids

The Indianapolis Colts have defeated The Tennessee Titans in 8 straight games. This time the Colts needed a win over the Titans to clinch the division for a club record of four years. During the first 20 minutes of the game it seemed that was likely as the Colts took a commanding lead. But Peyton Manning got intercepted 2 seperate times while Vince Young threw for 2 touchdowns which started the boys on a comeback not quite as large as against the New York Giants, but a comeback none the less. The stop came when, at 1st and goal, the Colts could not pull together a TD. The big news however was kicker Rob Birionas who, with the wind at his back, kicked a 60 yard field goal, the longest of his career. Although a play-off shot is non-existant, I see nothing but greatness comign from The Tennesee Titans for the rest of the season.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Titans from Tennesee are larger than New York Giants

The Tennessee Titans were scoreless for more than 50 of the 60 minutes of Sunday's game against the New York Giants. With less than 10 minutes to go and a defecit of 21 points, the Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Vince Young, formerly of the University of Texas Longhorns, led his team to 3 touchdowns on 3 consecutive drives. Rob Bironas came through with 6 seconds left to hit a 49 yard field goal pushing the Titans over the top. It was the largest comeback in NFL history to be led by a rookie QB. GO VINCE! The Tennessee Titans look to keep this style of play going when they face off against the Indianapolis Colts again. On October 8th the Colts came back in the 4th quarter to win over the Titans winning thier seventh consecutive game at the RCA dome. With both teams fresh off big wins, everyone on the field will be in the points scoring pass blocking mindset.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Titans Ground the Philadelphia Eagles

Of course, genuine sports fans don’t want to win because the other team’s star gets hurt, but feeling bad about the Eagles’ starting quarterback Donovan McNabb’s torn knee ligament wouldn’t have gotten him back in the game. In fact, after his surgery, he’ll likely need eight months or more to recover. Meanwhile, Philly and Tennessee had over half a game to finish. So Vince Young and the Titans did. Travis Henry chipped in a sweet 70-yard TD run and Pacman Jones scored on a 90-yard punt return that was a thing of beauty! So we ended up 31-13 and added a third notch in the win column for 2006.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Titans Get An Honorable Mention

Gregg Easterbrook, who writes for ESPN's website in the guise of the Tuesday Morning Quarterback, included one of Vince Young's moves in the game against the Baltimore Ravens as a "Sweet Play of teh Week." It was when about-to-be-tackled Vince tossed the ball laterally to Bo Scaife, who scurried down the field for a TD.

In the same column, the TMQ had one other mention of the Tennessee Titans, something we all can ponder...the Denver Broncos, now 7and 2, have scored exactly 12 more points this season than the Titans, who are 2 and 7.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

David Garrardian?

David Garrard got hit, and hit hard on Sunday against the Titans. Twice during the game he was double sacked. I cannot imagine what it must feel like to have two 300 pound linemen ripping you to the ground. Even still he, on his second start this season, took the Jaguars to a 37-7 victory over the juggernauts. Byron Leftwich, the Jaguars normal starting quarterback, was not even dressed out on gameday after declaring himself ready to play earlier in the week. Leftwich told Coach Jack Del Rio he was ready to play despite a sore ankle 3 weeks ago in Houston. The team lost that game and Leftwich has been benched ever since. Thats what happens when you have 2 great quarterbacks.
Vince Young and the Titans did not fare so well. Young threw 3 interceptions everyone ending in points for the Jags. Finally with 3:00 left in the game Young connected a 32 yard TD pass to Drew Bennet avoicing the shut out. The highlight for the Titans was after one of Youngs interception throws. He shoved the receiver out of bounds avoiding the Jaguars tacking on yet another touchdown forcing them to settle for a field goal instead. Another Titan great, Craig Hentrich booted a 73 yard punt, the second longest of his career being beaten only by a 78 yarder he pulled off way back in the year 2000. Titans face off against the Ravens this weekend. Start the popcorn

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Shocker

Could I have been more wrong with my last blog. I should have never lost the faith. The Titans celebrate thier win over houston last Sunday but even greater is the fact that this is the first time in 39 games that the team has won 2 in a row. Looks like Vince Young might have been a good choice. The Texans have to be kicking themselves for not taking him. Even after all the Houston public support on the move. There were even several foundations set up to raise the money to get Vince on the team. I think he's doing allright, right where he is. Stomping the Texans.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Texan Titans

It's time, It's time. Time for the Titans to face off against the city that shunned them. Both teams are freshly rested off of a bye week but the Titans will have to play harder than ever to take home a win even with the home crowd. The Titans season this far has been pitiful and the team has not won consecutive games since 2003. I think David Carr and crew is going to bring pain from Houston along with them. Did you ever think you would hear someone say that? I wonder how Vince Young feels about this game coming fresh from Austin as the Longhorns Quarterback, and being originally from Houston the home for the Texans at Reliant Stadium.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Vince Young,Tennessee Titans Winless No More

We already welcomed you to the NFL, Vince, but now we can finally welcome you to the winner's circle! Nice to have our 25-22 victory be over the Washington Redskins, who clearly weren't expecting it.

The team got several noteable plays including but not limited to Brandon Jones's first TD of the season while Pacman Jones forced the first fumble of his career. Casey Cramer pulled off a rarely seen play when he blocked Derrick Frost's punt in the third quarter resulting in a safety. Travis Henry went out for the 178 yards rushing, a career best - not to mention Rob Bironas who put it all together with that game winning 3rd field goal! Way to go, all y'all!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Tennessee Titans showed thier spirit on Sunday in thier match against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday in The RCA Dome. Jeff Fisher's team controlled the ground for a good portion of the game rushing for a season high of 214 yards. Travis henry claimed 123 of those himself, his firt 100 yard game since joining the team. Thier effort was not enough in the end as Peyton manning landed a 2 yard pass to Reggie Wayne with 5 minutes left on the clock. Final score Colts win 14-13. Better luck next time Titans.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

True Southern Gentlemen

These true southern gentlemen have been playing south of the Mason-Dixon line since 1960 when the team originated in Houston, Texas with Head Coach Lou Rymkus as the houston Oilers. I remember going to football games with my father and friends shouting Luv Ya Blue! That is until 1996 when after a few bad seasons and lackluster fan support Bud Adams made the decision to break the lease on the Houston Astrodome one year early and move the team from The Bayou City to The Music City of Nashville. The team kept the Oilers name for one year during the '97/'98 season, after which it was changed to the Titans. Although we Texans now have the Texans, I will always Luv Ya Blue!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Haynesworth is a worthless thug.

A five game suspension? You’ve got to be kidding me. How in the world is he not in jail?

This guy is a menace to society. Not only did he stomp on someone’s face in full public view, but he also got into it with a ref and his own coach. Will nobody stop him? Why is attempted murder acceptable if it happens on a football field? These are not the days of gladiators. If it was, I’d throw him to lions.

Monday, October 02, 2006

No Beginner’s Luck for the Titans’ Vince Young

But, hey, he is young. And the jump from the NCAA to the NFL is a huge one for everybody. I was very happy for a very little while, when Vince had Tennessee up 3-0. Before the sacks, the interceptions, and the fumble took their toll. Like I said, he’s young. And we were up against the Dallas Cowboys, who are after all somewhat more seasoned.

Coach Fisher says he's keeping Young as starting QB for awhile, and that's fine with me. I thingk he'll learn a lot being at the helm, and one of these days we'll start putting some numbers in the wn column.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Titanic new talent ahead!

When you’ve only won 4 games it’s easy to put a lot of pressure on your new players. But hey, that’s their job. Like everyone else I’m very excited about the emergence of Longhorn Vince Young as a QB for us Tennessee Titans. I also predict good things from our two new boys from Utah, Spencer Toone and Quinton Ganther. I’ve been waiting here in Memphis a long time for a draft with such promise and such talent.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Tennessee makes some impressive additions

Drafting Vince Young, who was a do-it-all QB for the Texas Longhorns, was exciting news. From what I've heard about Vince, he 'll add a positive note to our games even if his first role is watching Billy Volek do the quarterbacking for awhile. We also got some seasoned players, and I am impressed with where they'r coming from. I want tickets to go see what David Givens, David Thornton and Chris Hope do for the Titans, and I think it helps that coming from the Patriots, the Colts, and the Steelers, they have all got recent experience of what winning feels like.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Titans' Home By Any Other Name

I'm past griping about corporate entities slapping their names onto everything in sports. I don't like it, but I'm resigned to it, since it is actually more the rule than the exception. Some of it, like the Peach Bowl turning into the Chik-fil-A Bowl, bugs me a lot. But the Tennesse Titans' home was pretty generic-sounding as "the Coliseum," so I'll still want tickets even if it is now LP Field. The only thing I'm worried about is that names that are initials seem to inspire misinterpretation...so Titans--do not end up in Last Place.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Titans Player Building Bad Reputation

Albert Haynesworth, Tennessee Titans defensive tackle, was charged with reckless endangerment for allegedly running a car off the road. The player turned himself in on the charges. He was seen by the victims of his dangerous driving and was reported to police after the incident occurred. It is sad to see a pro athlete act like he is above the law. Actually he was acting like a complete idiot and he probably doesn’t see what a loser he really is. It’s sad that he is out there giving the Titans a bad name.

Monday, April 24, 2006

If we could just bring them home…

It is good to see the Tennessee Titans giving back to the community. I read today about how some of the players are visiting soldiers who have returned from Iraq injured. As much as I don’t support the war, I worry still about our men and women of the service. I can only hope that they will be brought home soon and this inconceivable debacle will be over before we lose more soldiers and international support.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Gimme an M! Gimme an L! Gimme Matt Leinart!

The Tennessee Titans seem pretty interested in Matt Leinart. It would be nice to get him in the draft, but every time I get excited about a player like him they end up going to another team. So I am not going to think it. This is me not thinking about Leinart. Putting him out of my mind… It is not working. I just want the Titans to walk away from the draft with at least one big name.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Don’t read this unless you have a cuddly side.

Little Bella Bolla is the newest edition to my family. She is a Calico kitten of seven months. Her new favorite trick is bag jumping. Bella will jump inside paper bags, empty or full, and rattle around in them popping up to bite the edge of the bag every once in a while. I’ve got three pictures of it on my phone and two on the PC. I’m not a techno-geek pet owner until I transfer the shots to my Ipod so don’t get any ideas.

Friday, February 03, 2006

Matt Leinart gets a Taste of the Big-Time

I was reading a story on the Tenessee Titans official web site about Matt Leinart from the USC Trojans. He took a trip to Detroit to learn what Super Bowl week is all about and see all the hype and media frenzy that surrounds the NFL’s biggest game all season. He should go high in the draft this year and I envy the lucky team that picks up a gem like Matt Leinart.