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