HEAD COACH MIKE MUNCHAK (on if Andrew Luck reminds him of other quarterbacks) Not really. You would never think he’s a rookie. I think he looks very comfortable. He looks like Peyton (Manning) on the play-action stuff. He’s very comfortable … Continue reading
As we prepared last week to take on the Buffalo Bills, we knew that we were going to need to run the ball effectively, force turnovers on defense, and avoid committing turnovers on offense. We knew this would be a hard-fought game that would likely come down to the final minutes.
My my my, how the mighty have fallen….First, I would like to acknowledge that in my previous article I optimistically stated I believed that after the season opener our Defensive Coordinator Jerry Gray would better prepare our Titans Defense in upcoming games, and that overall they would tighten up as a unit and begin to perform to the talent level that the fans know them to have. Even though I still believe that this could happen, so far I have been proven wrong. I did correctly state however, that Offensive Coordinator Chris Palmer still deserved to be fired due to his inability to give our team any sort of Offensive chance to win ball games, due his sub-intellectual inability to ever consciously put together anything resembling a winning Offensive game plan, leading me to believe that it is now to the point that Titans players are all now dumber due to his incessant ramblings during team meetings.
With the 34-13 loss to the New England Patriots during the Titans home opener, comes a whole new can of worms to be opened and scrutinized by every arm chair Quarterback and Monday water cooler coach. The issues that I am about to present are ones that as a Coach and player, I have seen behind the scenes and that are currently materializing within our team.
Issue number 1) Offensive Coordinator Chris Palmer
Last season (in several articles) I let it be known that not only did I not approve of his hiring but in fact his inability to have ever proven himself as a Head Coach or Offensive Coordinator baffled me in terms of how he was still in the league.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee’s Matt Hasselbeck knows only too well how quickly a starting job can be lost. He is the player the Titans tried to replace with Peyton Manning in March.
Hasselbeck also likes to compete.
Good thing since the Titans kicked their quarterback battle into a new gear with their first on-field training activities this week. The Titans are letting Hasselbeck and Jake Locker, the eighth pick overall in 2011, compete to be the starting quarterback this season. The veteran got the ball first in team drills this week, and Hasselbeck said he’s approaching this year as he does every year.
“The advice I give to guys over the years is you’re not really competing with the guys at your position,” Hasselbeck said Friday. “It’s probably a faulty view of things. At this level, you’re competing with everyone in the world they could find to replace you with whether they’re here yet or not, and you know I almost learned that lesson the hard way this offseason. That’s just reality.”
The 2009 NFL rushing champ added a title to his collection moments before.
“I’m the championship of the locker room in rock, paper, scissors,” Johnson said with a broad smile that drew laughter from teammates. “I worked so hard for it. I’ve been working for this since I was 3 years old. A lot of hard work — I give all my thanks to God.”
For the record, Johnson advanced through the tournament by casting a rock, then a scissors in the final round to beat reserve running back Herb Donaldson. While Johnson joked about hard work being the reason he won the schoolyard game that hinges more on luck, he’s been totally serious in the weight room and on the practice fields this offseason.
Mike Munchak continues to like what he sees out of first-round draft pick Kendall Wright, the explosive receiver out of Baylor.
“That is a guy we think is going to be special,” Munchak said.
Munchak said while it’s early in the process and the team is not practicing in pads, Wright’s competitiveness, energy and play-making ability has not gone unnoticed by the veteran players.
“We all knew we added a weapon when we added him and it’s just a matter of seeing where the best fit is going to be for him as we get towards the beginning of the season,” Munchak said. “I’m excited about him and the other young guys that have come in — so far, so good. It’s a good thing to start off on a good note and he has, so we will see how he develops as we move forward.”
Article Courtesy of Titansonline.com
I know this article has been a long time coming but to be fair, the past few months for me have been a rollercoaster of events and emotions that anyone who has ever been through a divorce (even though I was only engaged) can tell you, the first few months after you are just doing your best to breath and make it to the next day. Anywho, there is my backstory and although I know it’s not a good excuse keeping everyone on hold, it’s what has prevented me from posting. With that being said, let’s move forward.