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Monday, May 13, 2013, 1:05pm
But just in rookie minicamp, DeAndre Hopkins CLEARLY stood out as someone who looks like he can play grown man football.
Setting the stage: First session of rookie minicamp. In the practice bubble due to bad weather. Poorly thrown ball goes Hopkins way and he snatches it in stride with one hand and heads up field. Huge assembled media almost in unison says, “Whoa, did you see that?”
And then keeps doing it. Highpointing balls that defenders have better position on and snatching out of air. Finding an obvious second gear in going after an overthrown ball. Catching tough balls in traffic. Diving for low thrown balls and getting them. Very natural catching the ball.
So, yes, the rest of the wide receivers at camp looked competent in what they were doing. But so many of the whoa catches came from Hopkins.
Titans want to use Shonn Greene like LenDale White
Sunday, May 12, 2013, 10:41am
The Titans have tried to sell RB Chris Johnson on the fact that giving Shonn Greene some of his carries will make Johnson more effective because he will be fresher, and it will extend his career. They are planning on using Johnson and Greene they way they used Johnson and LenDale White together early in Johnson’s career.
It was a 56/44 split between Johnson and White back in 2008, when Johnson carried the ball 251 times for 1,228 yards and nine TDs and White toted it 200 times for 773 yards and 15 TDs. The Titans' rush TDs have fallen off considerably since then, so it sounds as if Greene could take a bite out of Johnson's fantasy value because CJ1K probably won't find the endzone nine times in 2013. He has only scored 10 rushing TDs in the last two seasons, so it's not like Johnson is TD-dependent. The Titans could offset this by using him more as a pass-catcher. He caught a career low 36 passes in 2012 after averaging 48.5 catches in his first four seasons. The Tennessee running game simply isn't as potent as it was in the days of Johnson/White -- the team has averaged 377 carries in the last two seasons after averaging 503.5 carries from 2008 to 2009.
Thursday, May 9, 2013, 2:28pm
Thursday, May 9, 2013, 9:46am
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 11:54am
David Climer of The Tennessean writes: "Some see the drafting of [Justin Hunter] as a wakeup call for [Kenny Britt]. I don’t. For one thing, Britt sleeps through wakeup calls. For another, he’s entering the final year of his original contract, and the Titans don’t seem inclined to sign him to a new deal. With so much invested in Hunter, the Titans appear to be preparing for life after Britt."
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 10:30am
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 4:09pm
Nate Washington is still on the roster, so it's no guarantee that Hunter will start at the Z. That's just where he's going to play.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:58pm
“We are hoping it gets easier,” coach Mike Munchak said of QB Jake Locker, the eighth overall pick of the 2011 draft. “There is a lot of stress on a quarterback. But when you can run the football like we are hoping we can do with the changes we’ve made there, then that takes pressure off him. We have receivers we’re hoping could stretch the field and do things — go up and catch a tough ball and go up and make plays when the ball is not perfectly thrown every time.
“Two years ago, we made the decision on a quarterback that we felt was going to lead this team to the Super Bowl. Now, it’s up to us to surround him with people that can help him do that. I think we are doing that. … Obviously he’s excited, but he understands that there is a lot on him, too. He needs to have a good year and he’s doing everything he can to do that.”
Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 10:01am
“He came back and looked great during workouts,’’ quarterback Jake Locker said. “It sounds like he really got on his rehab and got his knee feeling a lot better and I’m really excited about how he came back.”
“He was normal, laughing and joking,’’ cornerback Jason McCourty said of Britt. “He did everything everybody else did in the lift, and what we all did in the running. He looks like the normal Kenny Britt.”
Britt may be "fool's gold," a talented WR that for one reason (injury) or another (off-the field troubles) can't put together a good, 16-game fantasy season. In 13 games from 2010 to 2011, Britt averaged 4.5-82-.92 which equate to Calvin Johnson's 2012 fantasy production (#1 WR). So the talent is there, but injuries and knuckle-headed tendencies are major concerns.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 1:54pm
Mike Goodson could start in 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 12:20pm
The Jets continue to embrace competition at all positions, so it was no surprise to hear Jets RB coach Anthony Lynn repeat that mantra during an exclusive interview that will air on “Jets Talk LIVE” on Thursday.
“We lost Shonn Greene and in my opinion it’s wide open,” said Lynn. “That is what you want. You want guys coming to camp, coming to work every day and competing for the position, knowing that if you slack (off) — someone else is going to step right in.”
“Goodson is a guy I’ve had my eyes on for a long time,” Lynn said… “He has always been a dynamic back, an explosive back. He is fast, he is quick, he can catch and he is a great athlete. With the offense we are in now and with that skillset, it’s going to be a good combination.”
It appears that Goodson will compete with Bilal Powell for the RB1 job, though the duo could very well split the workload. Goodson has a career 4.5 YPC, but has averaged nearly 4.9 YPC in the last three seasons. He has proven to be adept in the passing game, catching 40 passes for the Panthers in 2010. At just 26 years old, he's in his prime. Consider him a RB sleeper until the Jets' depth chart shakes out.
Thursday, March 21, 2013, 11:56am
Safety Bernard Pollard told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Thursday that he has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tennessee Titans.
Pollard was part of the Super Bowl-winning Baltimore Ravens team but was released this month.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 2:19pm
Matt Hasselbeck wasn't out of work very long.
Hasselbeck couldn't reach an agreement with the Titans to lower his $5.5 million base salary and was released on Monday afternoon.
Titans sign Ryan Fitzpatrick
Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 12:02am