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Music City Miracles Aug 11, 2016

Where does ESPN rank Matt Cassel among NFL back-up QBs?

Field Yates of ESPN ranked all 32 back-up quarterbacks today. He is not a big fan of new Titans' back-up Matt Cassel. Yates has him as the 30th best back-up. Yikes! Here is what he had to say about Cassel: The Titans signed Matt Cassel this offseason in a move that will aid the development of starter Marcus Mariota, the centerpiece of their roster. Cassel struggled as a fill-in starter for Tony Romo in Dallas last season, combining for 11 interceptions and fumbles against just five touchdown passes.30 seems a little bit low, but honestly, are talking about back-up quarterbacks here. Does...
Music City Miracles Aug 11, 2016

Titans raise $20,000 for Make-A-Wish

How's that for click-baity??? Anyway, Mike Mularkey auctioned off the opportunity to call the first two plays in Saturday night's preseason game for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The auction ended up raising $20,000(!) for the charity. That's incredible! Here is what Mularkey had to say about the auction: Here's what happened: Jon Robinson and I were at a Waiting for Wishes Make-A-Wish Celebrity Dinner. We were there as guests. We were not there as celebrity waiters. I've done it. I did it in Atlanta. I offered the first play of the preseason game up for auction—let somebody come in here,...
Music City Miracles Aug 11, 2016

Mike Mularkey only hired assistant coaches with no career aspriations

The MMQB spent some time at Titans camp this week. I made a promise a few months ago make like Elsa and let it go about the hiring of Mike Mularkey. I didn't like it at the time, and I don't like it now, but there is no sense in beating the dead horse. Mularkey at least deserves an offseason to install his plan to see if it can be successful. Hey, I was even starting to get optimistic about this season. Then I read this article from MMQB about their time at Titans training camp, and it makes me hate the hire all over again. This quote from the article particularly bothered me: “This is...
Music City Miracles Aug 11, 2016

Tennessee Titans News Links: "I'm the rookie..."

Turn and Face the Strange: Titans Links from Jerlindsey Titans Links!Jack Conklin appears to be doing well. The biggest goal going into this off-season was to keep Mariota upright, and dang it, the Titans went out to meet that goal. They signed Ben Jones and drafted Conklin, and traded for Murray and drafted Henry (both will assist in the blocking department as well). Mularkey watched the tape from this past weekend's scrimmage, and was happy with the protection that he saw. Conklin obviously is a variable in that protection, and helped the Offensive Line win the WWE style Championship belt...
Music City Miracles Aug 10, 2016

Titans training camp Stock Up/Stock Down

Let's take a look at the stock report from the first week(ish) of Tennessee Titans training camp. Stock Up Tajae Sharpe Sharpe’s stock continues to rise. The late round pick came into Nashville with a ton of college production but lacking the ideal measurable. Long-story short: he’s not a guy Ruston Webster would likely have drafted. Sharpe has flashed reliable hands and crisp route-running throughout both the rookie minicamp and now in training camp. It has been so long since the Titans hit on a receiver, let alone a late round flier, that we really don’t know how to react. While...
Music City Miracles Aug 10, 2016

Pump the brakes on the Mike Mularkey is going to ruin Marcus Mariota narrative

Kevin Clark of The Ringer wrote an article the other day entitled "The Importance of Being Marcus." The premise of the article is that Mike Mularkey is going to kill everything that makes Marcus Mariota special. The writer assumes the Titans are never going to play from anywhere other than under center and run the ball 8,000 times a game. There is no doubt the Titans are committed to running the football. There is no doubt that they see the game going towards a lot of spread and specialization and are trying to go back the other way because they think that gives them an advantage. They...
Music City Miracles Aug 1, 2016

Brett Kern fakes injury during special teams period at Titans training camp

Mike Mularkey the innovator....OK now that I have your attention, Mularkey did do something today in training camp that I have never heard of before. He had Titans punter, Brett Kern, who is the holder for field goal attempts, fake an injury to see how the special teams unit would respond. Matt Cassel is the backup holder and he jumped in there without missing a beat. Ryan Succop didn't handle it as well, however. He missed his first two attempts before putting the third one through the uprights: Defense getting up in Succop's grill for a few FG attempts. 1) hit left post. 2) wide left....
Revenge Of The Birds Aug 1, 2016

Best Arizona Cardinals Videos from Training Camp

What did the guys and girls on the ground at training camp capture over the weekend? The Arizona Cardinals have a great base of writers covering the team, and some times those writers even get some great action shots of the players at work. Here is a collection of the best from the accounts of the journalists covering the team over the last weekend. Watch #AZCardinals OLB Chandler Jones (55) take on RG Evan Mathis (69)... pic.twitter.com/8lfjgo2zol — Josh Weinfuss (@joshweinfuss) July 31, 2016 Chandler Jones is not very nice to his new teammate, Evan Mathis. D.J. Humphries vs...