Is Mother Nature out to get the Titans? Last year she flooded the stadium, and now she's sent a cold snap that's keeping the temperatures in Nashville in the 60's all week while the Titans prepare for a game that will take place in the humid, 90-degree heat of north Florida. I don't think it'll be a huge concern, but it'll be interesting to watch if the Titans have more issues with cramps and fatigue than the Jags suffer.
The Titans are going to open the season with a backfield duo of Johnson & Johnson. CJ and Quinn Johnson are working to establish as much of a rhythm as possible while Ahmard Hall is suspended. The fact that the team spent a future draft pick on Quinn makes me wonder if he gets the chance to stick around as a short-yardage specialist or pure blocking FB once Hall's suspension is up. I don't think he's got a shot of replacing Hall, but I'm a little curious as to why we spent a pick on a rental FB when there were numerous blocking FBs cut the same day that won't cost a late pick.
PFF previews the Titans, and it's more solid work from Khaled Elsayed. I don't agree with everything here (I still say Ruud > Tully for this scheme, especially), but it's well thought out and thorough.
Jim Wyatt previews the depth chart heading into the season opener. No huge surprises here, but it appears that Jason McCourty won the starting CB spot opposite Cortland Finnegan, though he should be the other outside CB when we're in the nickel. Also, Derrick Morgan will be the back up to Hayes while the former first round pick tries to get his knee right.
Lions DC (and former Titans LB coach, btw) Gunther Cunningham doesn't know why we let Stephen Tulloch go. Maybe he's just so old he's confused about how to play the DVD with Tully's game tapes on it.
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