The Tennessee Titans began their franchise in Houston, TX, although under a different name, the Houston Oilers. Named after Houston’s rich deposits of oil and local refineries, the Oilers joined the AFL in 1960 before the franchise moved to Tennessee for the 1997 season. After a disappointing year in Nashville, TN under the name “Oilers,” the team changed their name to the Tennessee Titans in order to give the franchise a totally fresh start to the new location. “Titans” was chosen as the name due to its implications of strength and heroism. The Tennessee Titans have had the luck of playing with some of the best players in the league including Hall of Famers, quarterback Warren Moon and running back Earl Campbell. The Titans illustrious list of franchise victories includes 19 playoff appearances, eight division titles, and one conference championship. The Tennessee Titans currently play at LP Field, where they have played to crowds selling out tickets since 1999. After going 8-8 in the 2009 season, the Tennessee Titans are looking to right the ship and get back into the playoffs. After beginning last season with Kerry Collins, head coach Jeff Fischer pulled Collins and inserted Vince Young into the lineup. Young took the team to the end of the season and compiled an 8-2 record. It looks like coach Fischer will put Young back into the starting lineup but some coaches still have concerns about the QB.
“Realistically, you have to remember that last year was our first year together, because he only had one game the year before,” offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger said recently. “It’s been kind of a growing process, and I’m hoping that he shows as much improvement from last year to this year as he did in that time he was gone. But I think his accuracy [can improve]. Any good quarterback in this league has to be accurate.”
The team is looking more to free agency then the draft of which they have no 2nd round pick. More than 30 free agents have visited the team to include DE Jason Pierre-Paul, CB Joe Haden and LB Rolando McClain. The team is looking to shore up its D-Line and with Alge Crumpler leaving the team, will need another solid blocking tight end. The team will also be looking for a punt/kick returner; an area of particular frustrations for management and fans alike.
The Tennesse Titans finished last season with a solid 10-6 record in the NFL, but hope to compete for the Super Bowl in this 2008 season for the first time in several years. With former Texas standout, Pro Bowl QB Vince Young behind the reigns for another year and the acquisition of running back Chris Johnson with their first round pick in the draft, the Titans are certainly the team to beat. QB Vince Young had poor blocking from his offensive line last season, so as a result, the Titans have acquired several blocking specialists such as TE Craig Stevens and TE Jamie Petrowski. Tickets for this exciting team are selling fast as the Tennesse Titans look to go all the way to Super Bowl victory in this 2008 season.
After going 8-8 in the 2009 season, the Tennessee Titans are looking to right the ship and get back into the playoffs. After beginning last season with Kerry Collins, head coach Jeff Fischer pulled Collins and inserted Vince Young into the lineup. Young took the team to the end of the season and compiled an 8-2 record. It looks like coach Fischer will put Young back into the starting lineup but some coaches still have concerns about the QB.
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