Titans Look to Crash Jets

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The Tennessee Titans are looking to crash the Jets when they come back to Nashville.

The New York Jets came to Nashville in their 2012 playoff campaign last year. A win for the Jets would have advanced them to the playoffs, but a Titan win would keep them out of the playoffs. The Titans did win this game on Monday Night Football on ESPN.

Will the Titans crash the Jest again this year? Watch for more post this week on TitansGab.com

 

AFC Battle – Week 2

Houston Texans vs Tennesse Titans

 

The Tennessee Titans this week are paying a visit to the Houston Texans.

The Titans-Texans rivalry is in its 12th year since the expansion Texans began play and the AFC South was formed in 2002. In 22 games, the Titans are 14-8 against the Texans, including identical 7-4 marks at LP Field and Reliant Stadium.

The Titans and Houston are both 1-0 on the road this year. Houston defeated the Charges on Monday night; while the Titans defeated the the Steelers on Sunday afternoon.

Let the AFC battle begin.

 

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Physical Defense

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Tennessee beat Pittsburgh at their own game, winning the battle of the trenches and playing with more physicality. The Titans combined for 112 yards on a whopping 42 rushing attempts while the Steelers managed just 32 yards on 15 carries.

Jerry Gray’s Titans defense sacked Ben Roethlisberger five times, prevented his offense from generating a first down in the third quarter and held the Steelers to their fewest single-game points since late in the 2011 season. Zach Brown led the way for the Tiants with two sacks and eight tackles

Next week Houston!

 

 

 

Bonehead Safety on 1st Play

Tennessee Titans Return Man Darius Reynaud Takes Bonehead Safety on 1st Play | Bleacher Report.

Locker to Ignite the Run

The Titans hope to tap into a new run threat. It is not the running backs.

Look at Locker.

Several athletic quarterbacks have made teams like Carolina, Washington and Seattle very difficult to defend.

The Titans loved Locker for both his arm and his legs coming out as the No. 8 pick overall in 2011. He got  hurt in the season opener a year ago and ran only 41 times for 291 yards in 2012. Still, he averaged 7.1 yards per carry when he took off.

“He hasn’t really had time to show what he can really do, and I feel like this year he will,” Chris Johnson said of Locker.

“I’m really impressed by his mobility, his accuracy on the move that he has displayed in the preseason,” Tomlin said of Locker. “We have some concerns about containing him. Obviously, when you watch those plays both in the preseason and late last year, his mobility and his escapability is a part of that they do both by design and by ad lib. That is something you have to be concerned about if you are around defense.”

The Titans didn’t show much this preseason with Locker. He ran only seven times for 35 yards.

No one should expect for the Titans to insert running plays for Locker. In fact, the Titans coaches hope he does not have to run often.

Locker will make his 12th start for the Titans. He said he’s always looking for opportunities to run, especially if his receivers are covered down field. What to look for? At least run for 3 or 4 yards because his ability to scramble is an asset.
“You’ve got to use it when you have the opportunity to,” Locker said.

 

Pittsburgh Bound

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The Tennessee Titans should touchdown in Pittsburgh soon!

Titans and Steelers Injury Report

 

Here is the Titans and Steelers Injury Report!

TENNESSEE TITANS at PITTSBURGH STEELERS
TENNESSEE TITANS
Status Report
    OUT LB Zaviar Gooden (ankle)
    DOUBTFUL RB Quinn Johnson (quadricep)
    QUESTIONABLE LB Akeem Ayers (ankle), T David Stewart (calf)
Practice Report
    DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Zaviar Gooden (ankle)
Thursday LB Zaviar Gooden (ankle), RB Quinn Johnson (quadricep), T David Stewart (calf)
Friday LB Zaviar Gooden (ankle), RB Quinn Johnson (quadricep), T David Stewart (calf)
    LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Akeem Ayers (ankle), T David Stewart (calf)
Thursday LB Akeem Ayers (ankle)
    FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Quinn Johnson (quadricep)
Friday LB Akeem Ayers (ankle)
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Status Report
    OUT RB Le’Veon Bell (foot)
    DOUBTFUL TE Heath Miller (knee)
    PROBABLE RB Will Johnson (hamstring), LB Jarvis Jones (chest), DE Brett Keisel (not injury related)
Practice Report
    DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Le’Veon Bell (foot)
Thursday RB Le’Veon Bell (foot)
Friday RB Le’Veon Bell (foot)
    LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Will Johnson (hamstring), LB Jarvis Jones (chest), TE Heath Miller (knee)
Thursday RB Will Johnson (hamstring), TE Heath Miller (knee)
Friday DE Brett Keisel (not injury related), TE Heath Miller (knee)
    FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Thursday LB Jarvis Jones (chest)
Friday RB Will Johnson (hamstring), LB Jarvis Jones (chest)

Titans Players to Watch – Week 1 Steelers

Locker

By Justin Bradford

Titans owner Bud Adams has made his expectations very clear this season—win. That’s why the Titans invested so much money into highly praised free agents Andy Levitre, Delanie Walker, Shonn Greene, and Bernard Pollard.

The Titans are fortunate to meet the Steelers at the beginning of their season as opposed to the end because teams are better prepared later in the year.

A victory against a quality opponent is a great way to ignite the Titans fan base and encourage the organization. Below are two players for offense and defense that will be the keys to victory if they play well, or reasons for the loss if they don’t.

Offense

Jake Locker. Jake Locker is heading into a critical season in 2013. Fans and the organization may lose patience if he doesn’t start emerging as a legitimate QB capable of getting this team in contention for the conference title. The Steelers have always been a strong defensive team, but have aged a little. They are still a threat, but easier to exploit than recent years. If Locker can be more accurate hitting his receivers, this will give Chris Johnson more running room and put more points on the board. If Locker becomes too indecisive, or jeopardizes his health in any way, the season will rest on the ever-inconsistent Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Delanie Walker. The free agent tight end from San Francisco was a powerful weapon for Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick last season. While most defenses focused on Vernon Davis, Walker transitioned from a blocker and special teams contributor to a pass-catching match-up nightmare. Walker has the speed of a receiver, and the blocking ability of a fullback. The Steelers will have trouble matching up against him with Jason Worilds, Lamar Woodley, or William Gay. Walker has had problems in the past with receiving consistency, but could emerge as Locker’s favorite target.

Defense

Kamerion Wimbley. Steelers left tackle Mike Adams was repeatedly beaten last season against quality pass rushers. Wimbley could have a monster game forcing the team to send Heath Miller or Issac Redman to assist in blocking instead of receiving. The less weapons for Roethlisberger, the better. Wimbley should be able to beat Adams on most plays. The challenge will be containing Roethlisberger from running outside the pocket.

Bernard Pollard. Wide receivers Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders will face enough trouble against the Titans corners. Bernard Pollard, recently with the Super Bowl champion Ravens, has plenty of experience against his former division rival. His expertise will surely help the defense prepare, and his talent will be critical in forcing Roethlisberger to make difficult decisions. The longer the coverage can hold, the better chance of the Titans pass rush succeeding. Oh yeah, and he happens to be one of the hardest hitting safeties in the game. That should help as well. Expect the Steelers receivers to be cautious going over the middle.

Let’s see if the Titans can start their season with a great victory before taking on the division champion Texans in Houston for week 2.