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Interview With Tom Gower of Total Titans

One of my favorite writers for a long time has been Tom Gower. Tom was a long-time contributor to the Football Outsiders and has been running the esteemed Titans blog Total Titans for years now. You can find Tom’s work at NBC Sports from time to time as well. You can check out my answers to his questions here. CA: The Titans are now in Year Two of Ken Whisenhunt, but only...
Via The Colts Authority
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariota won’t blame O-line on sacks: ‘That’s all on me’

Marcus Mariota is an impressive rookie, and he continues to do and say all the right things as the new face of the franchise for the Tennessee Titans. The rookie quarterback has already taken nine sacks in two games, “leading” the NFL in this category. When asked about it, however, Mariota offered the most mature response possible. “That’s all on me. I can do a lot better...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariota shines in debut as scheme plays critical role

Is Marcus Mariota a sure-fire, first-ballot hall-of-famer based off his Week 1 performance? No. Is he considered one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL based off that one game? No. Is there promise for this rookie who appears to have a lot of upside? Absolutely.Overreacting to Mariota's performance is natural. But lest we forget, this basically is the same Tennessee Titan team that...
Via Football By Football
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Whisenhunt: Titans QB Mariota still has things to work on

Four touchdown passes and perfect passer rating of 158.3 in Marcus Mariota's regular-season debut were nice, but head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Monday he thinks his quarterback can still improve in certain areas.Fresh off the Tennessee Titans' 42-14 Week 1 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Whisenhunt noted a few areas in Mariota looked like a rookie, including a second-quarter situation...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans dismiss Zach Mettenberger trade talks

It is understandable that some quarterback-needy teams might have their eye on Tennessee Titans backup quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who has been playing rather well so far during the preseason. Yesterday. RT:@Iknowmydaddoyou: @LRiddickESPN if you're cleveland would you trade for Zach Mettenberger — Louis Riddick (@LRiddickESPN) August 24, 2015   However, according to...
Via Sportsnaut
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Ken Whisenhunt Hopes to Bring a new Culture to the Tennesee Titans

NASHVILLE, TN – DECEMBER 14: Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt of the Tennessee Titans on the sidelines during the first quarter of a game against the New York Jets at LP Field on December 14, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Image Last year the Tennessee Titans had one of the worst seasons in their 55 years under first year head coach Ken Whisenhunt. The Titans...
Via The Sports Journal
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Ken Whisenhunt wants Titans to trade for Philip Rivers

Bleacher Report NFL insider Jason Cole was called upon to discuss what the languishing Tennessee Titans may choose to do with the second-overall pick in the 2015 draft. The conversation was quarterback-focused, given that the Titans’ best option currently on their roster is second-year player Zach Mettenberger. And Cole’s report, if true, could shake up the league and the upcoming...
Via Sportsnaut
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Whisenhunt: Mariota will be Day 1 starter if Titans draft him

In a comment that could be misinterpreted to mean that the Tennessee Titans will select Marcus Mariota at No. 2 overall in the upcoming draft, head coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated that the team will start him should they select him at that spot. If (Mariota) comes to us at No. 2, he’s definitely going to be the Day 1 starter,” the Titans head coach told reporters. “I’m...
Via Sportsnaut
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Coaching Changes: How a new scheme impacts output (AFC Edition)

As much as we draft fantasy football players on their talent, the right context plays a significant role in their production as well. For example, if Jamaal Charles found himself in a 60/40 carry distribution, or was expected to be removed in goal-to-go situations we would view him much differently than we did last year. Beyond the obvious, play calling has a distribution. Similarly...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans notebook: Whisenhunt nearing first on-field evaluation period

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The three-day Titans minicamp next week may say voluntary. But it's also the last chance for players to make an impression on the new coaching staff a week before the NFL Draft. For new coach Ken Whisenhunt, it's another opportunity to assess just what he inherited. "Next week will be good to get some time on the field with our guys and see what we have," Whisenhunt...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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