Friday
Nov062015

Episode 274 - Titans @ Texans and Titans @ Saints


274 Take On The Titans news items:

Emails/Voicemails

  • Hello guys,

    I'm Joe, I live in Gardner, Kansas. I've been a die hard Titans fan for years. I gotta say I really miss the Steve McNair and Eddie George years…

    Moving on from the yesteryears though I gotta say, I think we (as fans) should give whisenhunt a break. He inherited a horrible roster outside of Casey and I believe that Wright could be a great receiver if we had a few more weapons to go along him.. I've got to give whisenhunt credit for going with Mariota instead of trading the pick away for multiple picks, I certainly would have draft day, but after watching Mariota, with a better line and a few playmakers I believe he could become a true star in this league (if he can stay healthy).

    Falcons v. Titans
    The defense stepped up all game, the offense let them down. Another case of not being able to close out a game and finish an opponent off. Of course some of the blame could go on coaching, but players need to be held accountable as well. If we could close an opponent out just ONCE! I think that sort of thing can become infectious and games after that players can start feeling the (we've been here, done that) attitude it takes to win those games and not the (oh, here we go again) mentality that seems to be in the locker room now.

    My players of the game
    Offense: hard to choose but I'll go with Walker.
    Defense: Woodyard

    Keep up the great work guys!! I enjoy listening to your podcast.
    Joe in KC

    P.S. Go Royals!!
    ===================
    Eric, Lindsey, and Michael.

    I had to say something about this coaching change. Yes Whiz was awful, no doubt. However making Mike Mularkey the stand in head coach isn’t going to change things. It’s still the same system whiz left behind. I think this is going to be another lost season for us fans. I listened to every minute of the press conference about the coaching change and all that I had learned is  Mike Mularkey has no direction of his own for this team, and it didn’t sound like he was going to change much. and also ownership made it clear that all they care about is butts in the seats. STUPID.

    listen i know that Mularkey was just propelled into this wrong but he had to have an idea this was coming and have had some kinda thought about what he would change with this team, but all he kept saying was, "I havn’t had time at all to think about what the team needs going forward".

    I tell ya guys, give me a clipboard, I’d at least get this team to 5 wins with NO EXPERIENCE! what a dumpster fire!

    Andy

News

  • Titans fire Ken Whisenhunt

  • Titans hire Mike Mularkey as interim head coach

  • Does this mean the end of Ruston Webster?

  • RB David Cobb probably not back until next week

  • RB Antonio Andrews has finally emerged as the #1 option at RB (for now)

Titans @ Texans

  • Offensive POTG:
    Michael: Ryan Succop
    Lindsey: Antonio Andrews

  • Defensive POTG:
    Michael: Wesley Woodyard/Jurrell Casey
    Lindsey: Brian Orakpo

Titans @ Saints

  • How can the Titans contain Drew Brees?

  • Can this offensive line protect the Titans QB?

  • OC Jason Michael calling the plays on the sideline for the first time

  • Bold Predictions:
    Michael: Titans play strong for 3 1/2 quarters instead of 2
    Lindsey: Titans win

  • Score
    Michael: Titans 17 Saints 21
    Lindsey: Titans 21 Saints 17

Stupid Question of the Week

  • If it were possible, would you rehire Jeff Fisher? Mike Munchak?

 

Wednesday
Nov042015

Things To Fix - Offensive Line

There are several parts of this team that needs to be fixed, but let's start with the offensive line. I believe this unit has at least 4 of the 5 best starters already on it.

Let's take a look at our current staters:

 

  • Left Tackle - Taylor Lewan: Although he has struggled in the last couple of games, he is absolutely the anchor of this line. He has struggled with the penalties, and that is a result of sloppy technique and sloppy coaching. 
  • Left Guard - Byron Bell: He started out at right tackle, but was switched to guard with the first shuffling of the line. We haven't heard his name called much, but the unit as a whole has struggled so much it's hard to think he might be doing a good job. 
  • Center - Andy Gallik: It's tough to get a real feel for this guy, but he is an extremely tough Boston College guy. He did get a concussion almost right off the bat, but he will be the starter if he is cleared by league concussion protocol.
  • Right Guard - Chance Warmack: I switch back and forth whether he is a bust or really good. I think he has some real skills, but his footwork is exploited too often. He is a gifted run blocker, but is beaten off the line by quicker defensive lineman in the passing game.
  • Left Guard - Jeremiah Poutasi: This rookie has struggled against the stars in this league, but he has also had almost no help from the offensive scheme. I believe he would be of better use in another role.

My take on the starting line:

 

  • Left Tackle - Taylor Lewan: He's too gifted to keep down and too diligent to keep making these mental mistakes.
  • Left Guard - Jeremia Poutasi: He is more of a natural guard, and could gather a real boost in confidence playing next to Lewan.
  • Center - Andy Gallik: At least until Schwenke returns, this is the best option. Looney helped out in a pinch, but I think Gallik is a better fit, and just might supplant Schwenke once we see more of him.
  • Right Guard - Chance Warmack: He is a better player when he has a quality tackle on his right.
  • Right Tackle - Byron Bell: Returning him here is the best option we have for now. He is the one man on the line I think needs to be replaced with a free agent or draft pick in the offseason.

 

I believe that 75% of the issues with our offense is right here. The line in its current form cannot protect Mariota, and the running game is only succeeding in spurts. This has got to be the main focus of the Mularkey coaching regime.

Current stats:

 

  • Sacks Allowed: 28 (29th)
  • QB Hits: 57 (29th)
  • Rushing Yards: 701 (24th)
  • Points Scored: 125 (31st)

 

Strangely enough, this division is still in reach, and the Titans are heading into a tough stretch.

 

Tuesday
Nov032015

Titans Fire Ken Whisenhunt

According to Jim Wyatt, Senior Writer/Editer of TitansOnline.com, t he Tennessee Titans have relieved Ken Whisenhunt of his head coaching duties. They have named Mike Mularkey as interim head coah. He was servng as assistant head oach/tight ends coach.

Ken Whisenhunt was just 3 - 20 with the Titans, and really had no answers as to how to win with this team. Whisenhunt was supposed to be an offensive-minded coach. The last 4 games the Titans offense scored 13, 10, 7 and 6 points.

With the season not completely out of reach due to the state of the AFC South, the Titans either needed to make a change in an attempt to salvage a chance to capture the division or they needed to write off yet another year with the possibility of writing off their fans as well.

Mike Mularky was a highly successful offensive coordinator for both the Steelers and Falcons, and has served as the tight ends coach since 2014.

Just as surprising as the firing is that we actually heard from Amy Adams-Strunk, Titans controlling owner. "We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction. I would like to thank Ken for his efforst with our team, as he worked very hard to try to move us forward," said Adams-Strunk.

The list of failures are too numerous to mention at this time, but needless to say the future of the Titans are in different hands now. The only question I have now is, Who's next? ...Ruston Webster, you might want to start collecting boxes for your office.

 

Monday
Nov022015

How Do You Like Our New Logo?

Thursday
Oct292015

Calling All Billionaires!

There is a real issue within the Titans organization, and it appears to be at the top. The Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans was the baby and love of Bud Adams. He tried to instill that love of the game and the team in his children, but from what I can see both of his surviving children (Susie Adams Smith and Amy Adams Strunk) haven't been seen or shown any interest in the team. Each of them own 33% of the team, and the family of his deceased son owns the rest. This remaining family doesn't seem to want anything out of this except collect as much money as possible. Bud would be so pissed off if he were alive.

That is why I'm calling on any and all billionaires that live in the Nashville area or those that are willing to keep the team in Nashville, please give the team a call and start the ball rolling on the purchase. I'm talking to you Frist family and you too Ingram family. We need you to save this team from the black hole of oblivion that is the leadership of the Adams children and grandchildren.

Save our Titans!