A Look Back At The Career of Former Titan Derrick Mason

It seems like just yesterday when Derrick Mason was catching passes from Steve McNair and making big plays at LP Field.

Mason, a fourth-round draft pick by the Tennessee Oilers in 1997, played his first eight NFL seasons in Tennessee, becoming the franchise’s fifth-leading all-time receiver with 453 receptions for 6,114 yards (13.5 avg) and 37 touchdowns.

He was part of a core group of legendary Titans players, including the likes of McNair, Eddie George, Frank Wycheck, Bruce Matthews, Jevon Kearse, Blaine Bishop and Kevin Dyson that led Tennessee to a Super Bowl appearance and the NFL’s best combined record from 1999-2003.

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Tight End Craig Stevens Signs To Multi-Year Contract With The Titans

Just days after I posted an article about what to look for this offseason comes the first big transaction for the Titans was the resigning of starting Tight End Craig Stevens. In my previous article I predicted that Stevens ability to block in both the passing and running game as well as his ability to get down field and make plays would bring the opportunity for the Titans coaching staff to offer him a new contract.  The following is the official press release via titansonline.com.  So far this offseason I am 1 for 1 on resignings.

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Let The Offseason Begin

The Titans 9-7 winning season was a far cry from the predicted 4 wins and last overall ranking in the AFC South that the “experts” predicted during the preseason.  With arguably the team heading into the 2011 season with the most hurdles to overcome, after having fired sixteen year  Titans veteran Head Coach Jeff Fisher, Offensive Coordinator Mike Heimerdinger (Rest In Peace Dinger, Much Love), Defensive Coordinator Chuck Cecil, Starting Quarterback Vince Young, backup Quarterback (once starter) Kerry Collins, and the loss of Defensive Line Coach Jim Washburn to the Iggles.  In addition having to deal with the NFL lockout (I know it affected everyone)  the Titans had to acquire a new Quarterback in Matt Hasselbeck, a Middle Linebacker Barrett Rudd (replaced by Colin McCarthy), a new Offensive Coordinator (Chris Palmer), a new Defensive Coordinator (Jerry Gray), a new Head Coach (Mike Munchak), a new Offensive Line Coach since Munch became Head Coach (Bruce Matthews), and last but not least a new Defensive Line Coach (Tracy Rocker).  The Titans entire overhaul of the Coaching staff is by far one of the largest in NFL history, not to mention their 9-7 record and near playoff berth (first since 2008) is a true indication that the change was for the better, in my opinion, had it not been for the lockout we would be in the tournament as I write this.

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Titans Looking For Fast Start Against Houston

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee’s opening possessions have been linked to its final outcomes this season.

The Titans have scored four times on their opening possessions in 15 games this season and are 3-1 in those contests, compared to 5-6 when they have not scored the first time they’ve touched the ball.

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