Time is running out for your chance to vote for Jeff Fisher, Chris Johnson and Albert Haynesworth for special honors from the 2008 NFL season. The winners will be announced next week in Tampa, Florida, the site of Super Bowl XLIII. Cast your Titans votes today!
Running back Chris Johnson is one of five finalists for the 2008 Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. Fans can vote for Johnson on NFL.com/rookies now through Jan. 27 to determine the winner, which will be announced at a press conference at Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa Bay on Jan. 29. The 24th selection in the 2008 NFL Draft, Johnson’s 1,228 rushing yards earned him a spot on the 2008 Pro Bowl squad. With 1,488 total yards from scrimmage, Johnson finished fifth in the AFC. Proving his versatility as an offensive force, Johnson added 43 receptions and scored 10 touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving). Johnson posted four games with 100 or more rushing yards and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Johnson registered a career-high 168 rushing yards against Kansas City, the second most rushing yards for a rookie running back in franchise history.
Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is one of five finalists for the 2008 GMC Sierra Defensive Player of the Year . Fans can vote for Haynesworth on NFL.com/gmc now through through 2 p.m. CT on Jan. 29. The winner will be announced on NFL.com prior to Super Bowl XLIII. An AFC starter for the 2008 Pro Bowl, Haynesworth finished the season with a career-high 8.5 sacks and 22 QB pressures. He led or tied for the team lead in sacks six times in 2008. On Sept. 7, Haynesworth sealed Tennessee’s 17-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars with his 9-yard sack of David Garrard on the final play of the game. In the Titans’ 30-17 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 28, Haynesworth recorded two sacks, six tackles and one pass defensed to propel the defensive effort. He registered 1.5 sacks and two forced fumbles against the Jets.
Titans head coach Jeff Fisher is a nominee for the 2008 Motorola Coach of the Year award. Fans can vote on NFL.com for the head coach whose game planning played the greatest role in his team’s success this season. The winner will be announced at a press conference in Tampa Bay during the week leading up to Super Bowl XLIII. Fisher extended his franchise record for wins by a head coach, leading the Tennessee Titans to a franchise-best 13-3 record, the AFC South title and the top seed in the AFC for the playoffs. Fisher’s Titans finished in the top 10 in rushing offense (seventh), yards allowed (seventh), points allowed (second) and third-down defense (sixth). The Titans joined an elite list of teams that started 10-0 and established a 13-game regular-season winning streak (stretching back to last season), the longest in team history.