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Usually when the Titans head towards the Pacific, it goes about as well as Sunday's first attempt at an MCM Radio show (thanks, BTR). The last time the Titans had a good performance on the West Coast it was 2009, Fisher was the coach, Vi...
Usually when the Titans head towards the Pacific, it goes about as well as Sunday's first attempt at an MCM Radio show (thanks, BTR). The last time the Titans had a good performance on the West Coast it was 2009, Fisher was the coach, Vince Young was the quarterback and Chris Johnson crossed 2,000 yards. So yeah, it's been a while. But hey, at least it was against the Seahawks! The Titans are looking to start a streak in the Emerald City this Sunday, and on tonight's MCM Radio Danomite and myself will breakdown what they need to do to make that happen. (First goal: score more points than Seattle by the end of regulation). We'll also breakdown any whispers coming out of STSP regarding Loaggins vs. Britt and everything else. Who knows, we may even take some calls. You can listen in live and join the chat by clicking here. If you can't make the live show, you can always download the show as a podcast via iTunes minutes after the show ends, or you can stream it live on the BTR page. As always, I'll also post a recap article with the live streaming app tomorrow morning here on MCM. We highly encourage you to catch the stream or the podcast version each week to get our exclusive post-show segment that continues after the live feed ends. If you enjoy MCM Radio and want to help keep it growing and improving, there's two things you can do: Tell a friend, a co-worker, your momma... anybody about MCM and MCM Radio. Donate at our PayPal account, titansmcm@gmail.com. Even the smallest bit helps, and every cent will go to the show and our BTR account costs. We don't profit at all from MCM Radio, we just want to make this a bigger, badder experience for you loyal folks who send us so much love.
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Sep 22, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes against the San Diego Chargers during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports It is no secret that Chris Johnson i...
Sep 22, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) rushes against the San Diego Chargers during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports It is no secret that Chris Johnson is not playing very well so far this year. The former Pro Bowler still does not have a rushing touchdown through the Tennessee Titans’ first five contests and he is only averaging 59 yards per game. Last week’s 49-yard catch and run is one of the few highlights from the sixth-year running back’s season so far, as his longest carry of the year is only 23 yards. To put his diminished production into context, both the Philadelphia Eagles (LeSean McCoy and Michael Vick) and the Buffalo Bills (Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller) have two players on their rosters who have more rushing yards than Johnson. But just how bad Johnson’s start in the context of the rest of his career? As it turns out, not that bad. The chart below details the numbers. Chris Johnson’s stats through five games by year Carries Yards Yards/Carry Rushing TDs 2013  94  294  3.1  0 2012  73  210  2.9  0 2011  83  250  3.0  0 2010  113  485  4.3  4 2009  78  468  6.3  2 2008  85  381  5.0  2 Despite Johnson’s underwhelming start, he is still doing better through five games than he did last year and the previous year. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to say he is playing well, but it is important to remember that things could be worse. Also, despite having the worst opening five games of his career in 2012, Johnson still finished the year with 1,243 yards. Conversely, in 2010, Johnson had more yards through five games than ever before or since, but he finished with only 1,364. In short, there is still a lot of time left for the running back formerly known as CJ2K to turn his season around. Chris Johnson’s final stats by year Carries Yards Yards/Carry Rushing TDs 2013  ?  ?  ?  ? 2012  276  1,243  4.5  6 2011  262  1,047  4.0  4 2010  316  1,364  4.3  11 2009  358  2,006  5.6  14 2008  251  1,228  4.9  9 It is also worth mentioning that, through the first three games this year, Johnson racked up 256 yards on 3.7 yards per carry. It is only in the last two weeks that his performance saw a sharp downturn. Also, the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars are ranked 31 and 32 in run defense, respectively, and the Houston Texans are in a three-way tie for 30th place. Five of the Titans’ 11 remaining games are against those terrible rush defenses, so expect Johnson to have a much stronger second half of the season. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll. *All stats are from ESPN.com Chris Johnson’s Slow Start A Cause For Concern? - Titan Sized - Titan Sized - A Tennessee Titans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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That weak spot? Paul McQuistan, the Seahawks guard who has slid over to LT in the wake of Russel Okung's injury. Against the Titans, McQuistan will be matched up with a combination of Ropati Pitoitua, Kam Wimbley, and Akeem Ayers. McQui...
That weak spot? Paul McQuistan, the Seahawks guard who has slid over to LT in the wake of Russel Okung's injury. Against the Titans, McQuistan will be matched up with a combination of Ropati Pitoitua, Kam Wimbley, and Akeem Ayers. McQuistan struggled mightily last week against the Colts' Robert Mathis, allowing a sack and six hurries, including one which forced an INT late in the game. To be fair, many tackles will look bad against Mathis, who is almost ageless at this point, but McQuistan's move to LT has been rough going all season long and Seahawks fans have been clamoring for a change at that spot. That change doesn't look likely to happen this week however. Pitoitua has been playing very well so far this year, and has almost forced Wimbley entirely out of the lineup, all the more impressive considering how much Wimbley is being paid. This is a departure from the Reinfeldt years of not owning up to FA/Contract errors and forcing players onto the field simply because they are being compensated at a high level. I thought "RoPo" was a great addition, since he has been a starter-level player since entering the league, but his chances to lock up a regular starting job on more than one team have been derailed by bad injuries. I was actually pretty fascinated by him years ago: I remember a segment on the Jets "Hard Knocks" where they lost Pitoitua for the year in a pre-season game and Rex Ryan went off the handle, saying more than once that the Jets' season was down the tubes. Now, that was obviously hyperbole on Ryan's part, but it just goes to show the ability this guy has and the effect he can have on a defensive line. The fact that Ruston Webster was able to bring him in on the cheap was a fantastic move on his part. Aside from simply aiding in stopping the run, Pitoitua has gotten to the QB three times this year so far as well, and alongside Ayers and Wimbley, will have a good chance to impact the game on Sunday. Akeem Ayers is looking to be getting back to form after a pre-season injury and will likely be seeing the field more at defensive end which will help put more pressure on Russell Wilson. I expect a lot from Ayers down the stretch this year, and his ability to bring pressure from both his LOLB spot as well as from defensive end will continue to be a real asset to a defense that is allowing a third down conversion rate of just 28%. While Wilson has no doubt been very good for the Hawks this year, he is not playing at his accurate 2012 level, and he has shown a tendency to become less careful with the ball when put under pressure. On a strong Seahawks team, Jerry Gray and Gregg Williams will need to take advantage of everything they can to influence the game on the defensive side of the ball. Containing the pocket to limit Wilson's running lanes and bringing extra defenders to halt Lynch and the Seahawks running game will be paramount to a successful day, but targeting McQuistan and bringing extra heat on his side of the line may the biggest key to victory on Sunday. Poll Who wins the battle on Sunday? McQuistan Evenly Matched Pitoitua/Ayers/Wimbley 0 votes | Results
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The Saints have signed former Titans defensive end Keyunta Dawson. Dawson was released by the Titans over the weekend when the team promoted quarterback Rusty Smith from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Share on FacebookPosted In...
The Saints have signed former Titans defensive end Keyunta Dawson. Dawson was released by the Titans over the weekend when the team promoted quarterback Rusty Smith from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Share on FacebookPosted In: League News, Team News
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Titans rookie defensive end Lavar Edwards didn’t exactly step gingerly into his first NFL game last Sunday. Edwards, the team’s fifth-round draft pick out of LSU, wound up getting 29 snaps – the second-highest among Titans defensive ends...
Titans rookie defensive end Lavar Edwards didn’t exactly step gingerly into his first NFL game last Sunday. Edwards, the team’s fifth-round draft pick out of LSU, wound up getting 29 snaps – the second-highest among Titans defensive ends, behind only Ropati Pitoitua (47 snaps) and ahead of more experienced players like Derrick Morgan (27 snaps due to a shoulder injury), Karl Klug (19 snaps) and Kamerion Wimbley (17 snaps). Morgan’s injury clearly had a lot to do with the extent of Edwards’ playing time, but the 6-4, 278-pound rookie got positive reviews for his larger-than-expected workload. He posted three tackles and also batted away a key, third-down Kansas City pass attempt, forcing the Chiefs to kick a field goal. Pro Football Focus gave him a 1.6 rating for the day, which was second-highest among Titans defensive ends, trailing only Morgan. “He played well for the first time out,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said. “I think he did a nice job. He’s an athletic, good-sized kid. He did a good job in the run game and rushed pretty well … He came in and played a couple different spots, and we needed him more than we thought because of the (Morgan) injury.” Edwards didn’t play in the Titans’ first four games, but his presence on the team’s roster allowed the Titans to cut veteran defensive end Keyunta Dawson last Saturday, when the team promoted quarterback Rusty Smith to the 53-man roster. “Edwards could just get better and better, and could do more things for us (than Dawson),” Munchak said. “He has the size we’re looking for, so that’s why (the release of Dawson) happened.” Share on FacebookPosted In: Team News
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It's been no secret that the Titans biggest focus of the off season was on the offensive line. After going out and nabbing the most sought after and expensive free agent guard in Andy Levitre, the Titans then used their tenth overall pi...
It's been no secret that the Titans biggest focus of the off season was on the offensive line. After going out and nabbing the most sought after and expensive free agent guard in Andy Levitre, the Titans then used their tenth overall pick in the draft on Alabama guard Chance Warmack. The team also brought in the current starter at center Rob Turner, as well as interior swing man Chris Spencer, not to mention others such as Barry Richardson that didn't make the cut. Head coach Mike Munchak has made it a point to say that this team will be about controlling the line of scrimmage, about dominating in the trenches. While no one can say that the team hasn't improved in this area, it's still a far cry from the bill of goods sold to the fans. It's true that it takes time for offensive lineman to learn to play alongside each other, to learn each other's tendencies and to "gel". While things haven't been as perfect as one would like, it's hard to make a change on such a symbiotic group, especially when the team is winning. Before Sunday's game, the Titans were 3-1 and literally a play away from being undefeated. The Titans drafted Brian Schwenke in the fourth round, not because they needed a center per say, but because his value was so good they couldn't pass him up. As the highest rated center on their board, Schwenke was known for his attitude and mauling play at the position, the same type of persona Munchak so dearly wants for his team. Unfortunately, a hamstring injury cost Schwenke the majority of training camp and any chance at making a push for the position. While the moment wasn't right before, an opportunity may be presenting itself for Munchak to make the switch. While many think the bye week is when such a move could be made, I say the time is ripe now. Young franchise QB Jake Locker is already injured and sidelined until at least the bye week. The Titans just suffered a loss and have two tough games in front of them between now and then. I am by no means suggesting that the team throw in the towel, or that a change right now would even be a step backwards. What I am saying is that now would be as good a time as any to find out what Schwenke can do on the interior. This gives Schwenke at least two games of live action without the future of the franchise behind him. The team may struggle anyways during this stretch, and any kinks could be worked out while Locker is rehabbing. Two NFC match ups and a bye week would set the stage for Schwenke to be at full force with his other offensive lineman before the meat of the divisional schedule is played. I like Turner. He plays hard, and would lay himself on the line for his quarterback on every play. He's always the first to a pile to clean up the defenders off his teammates. Unfortunately his play hasn't lived up to his heart. The run game has been suffering form a combination of play calling as well as the inability to create room for the Titans star running back to get going. The Titans had prided themselves in the preseason, and in the first games of the season, on being able to get the tough yards. To be able to line up and run the ball when everyone, even the armchair quarterbacks, knew what was happening. Unfortunately, they have lost their way and been unable to live up to their own expectations. This offense needs an identity to match that of the defense. Maybe it's time to find out if Brian Schwenke can give the offensive line the edge that it needs.
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. With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 6 fantasy football kicker rankings. . 1. Matt Prater, Denver Broncos Matt Prater leads the league in scoring with 56 points on nine field g...
. With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 6 fantasy football kicker rankings. . 1. Matt Prater, Denver Broncos Matt Prater leads the league in scoring with 56 points on nine field goals and 26 extra points. He should have plenty of opportunities against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They have allowed 10 field goals and 19 extra points. . 2. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots Stephen Gostkowski is fifth in scoring with 47 points on 13 field goals, which leads the league, and eight extra points. Rob Gronkowski could return, which would help them against the New Orleans Saints. They have allowed three field goals and eight extra points. . 3. Garrett Hartley, New Orleans Saints Garrett Hartley is second in the league in scoring with 50 points on 12 field goals and 14 extra points. The New England Patriots have allowed seven field goals and seven extra points. . 4. Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks Steven Hauschka is tied third in the league in scoring with 49 points on 12 field goals and 13 extra points. This week he faces the Tennessee Titans. They have allowed seven field goals and eight extra points. . 5. Nick Folk, New York Jets Nick Folk is tied for eighth in scoring with 42 points on 11 field goals and nine extra points. The New York Jets have been better than anticipated. They face the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. They have allowed nine field goals and 11 extra points. . 6. Alex Henery, Philadelphia Eagles Alex Henery is tied for third in the league in scoring with 49 points on 12 field goals and 13 extra points. This week he faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have allowed 11 field goals and five extra points. . 7. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens Justin Tucker is sixth in the league in scoring with 45 points on 11 field goals and 12 extra points. He is facing the Green Bay Packers this week. They have allowed three field goals and 10 extra points. . 8. Ryan Succop, Kansas City Chiefs Ryan Succop is seventh in the league in scoring with 44 points on 10 field goals and 14 extra points. This week he is facing the Oakland Raiders. They have allowed six field goals and 12 extra points. . 9. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys Dan Bailey is tied for eighth in scoring with 42 points on nine field goals and 15 extra points. He’s facing the Washington Redskins this week. They have allowed four field goals and 14 extra points. . 10. Mike Nugent, Cincinnati Bengals Mike Nugent has 28 points on six field goals and 10 extra points. This week he’s facing the Buffalo Bills. They have allowed 13 field goals and 13 extra points. . . Also check out: 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football QB Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football WR Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football DEF Rankings 2013 Week 6 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em Waiver Wire Advice Will Vincent Jackson Turn Things Around? 2013 Week 6 NFL Picks .
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. With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 6 fantasy football team defense rankings. . 1. Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos have struggled defensively, but they have faced much bette...
. With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 6 fantasy football team defense rankings. . 1. Denver Broncos The Denver Broncos have struggled defensively, but they have faced much better offenses than the Jacksonville Jaguars, their opponent this week. Jacksonville ranks dead last in total offense with 251.8 yards per game and scoring offense with 10.2 points per game. As the Denver Broncos tweeted, the Broncos’ 51 points last week are as many points as the Jaguars have scored all season. . 2. San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers rank fifth in total defense with 302.4 yards per game allowed and 12th in scoring defense with 19.6 points per game allowed. The held the St. Louis Rams and the Houston Texans to a combined 14 points the past two weeks. Their total defense rank is impressive considering they faced the Green Bay Packers, Seattle Seahawks and Indianapolis Colts in the first three weeks. This week they face the Arizona Cardinals. They rank 30th in total offense with 306.2 yards per game and 28th in scoring offense with 18.2 points per game. . 3. Chicago Bears The Chicago Bears have struggled defensively, but they are all about creating turnovers. They have 14 takeaways. Their opponent, the New York Giants, has turned the ball over 20 times already. They also rank 30th in scoring offense with 16.4 points per game. You may not get your bonuses for total yards allowed, but the potential for a defensive score offsets that. . 4. Seattle Seahawks The Seattle Seahawks are tied for the league-lead with 15 takeaways. They rank sixth in total defense with 303.6 yards per game allowed and scoring defense with 16.2 points per game allowed. They face the Tennessee Titans this week. They rank 26th in total offense with 318 yards per game. . 5. Kansas City Chiefs The Kansas City Chiefs are also tied for the league-lead with 15 takeaways. They rank seventh in total defense (312.8 ypg allowed) and lead the league with 11.6 points allowed per game. Their opponent, the Oakland Raiders, is dealing with injuries at running back. They are tied for 22nd in total offense (330.2 ypg) and scoring offense (19.6 ppg). The Chiefs also lead the league with 21 sacks while Oakland is tied for fourth with 18 sacks allowed. . 6. Houston Texans The Houston Texans lead the league in total defense with 260.2 yards per game allowed. They have given up 27.8 points per game, but they have given up five touchdowns on returns (four interception returns, one punt return). The St. Louis Rams rank 29th in total offense (311.6 ypg) and 20th in scoring offense (20.6 ppg). . 7. Cincinnati Bengals The Cincinnati Bengals have been a tough team to figure out. They beat the Packers and New England Patriots, but lose to the Cleveland Browns. They rank eighth in total defense (316.8 ypg allowed) and seventh in scoring defense (17.4 ppg allowed). They face the Buffalo Bills this week. They have been decent, but they are playing Thad Lewis at quarterback this week. . 8. Carolina Panthers The Carolina Panthers rank third in total defense (301.5 ypg allowed) and scoring defense (14.5 ppg allowed). Matt Cassel is an upgrade over Christian Ponder for the Minnesota Vikings, but they still have some question marks on offense. . 9. New York Jets The New York Jets rank second in total defense (299 ypg allowed) and 15th in scoring defense (23.2 ppg allowed). They take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. The Steelers rank 29th in scoring offense with 17.3 points per game. . 10. Minnesota Vikings The Minnesota Vikings have struggled defensively, but the Panthers are short on weapons. Carolina ranks 24th in total offense (329 ypg) and 27th in scoring offense (18.5 ppg). . . Also check out: 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football QB Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football WR Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football K Rankings 2013 Week 6 Get ‘em or Don’t S
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