Gotta love a ceremonial first pitch that pops in the catcher's mitt.
John Glennon takes a look at the turnover on defense, and the continuing effort to find natural leaders on that side of the ball. Essentially, this search has been happening since Keith Bulluck and KVB left town, though it's even more important now that Cortland Finnegan and Chris Hope are gone. The Titans' front office has put a big emphasis on character in the draft, so my hope is that someone like Colin McCarthy, ATV, McCourty or Derrick Morgan can step-up and grab that mantle.
Amen, Jared Cook:
"I think Matt has a little bit of upside, but I think Jake's got heart," Cook said following a recent appearance at LP Field to promote the NFL Play60 campaign for kids. "Jake knows what he wants. When you know what you want, sometimes you're going to get it. So I think it's going to be a good competition."
Paul Kuharsky tabs Chris Johnson as the Titan who is under the most pressure in 2012. I completely agree. I have a ton of faith that CJ will re-establish himself as the biggest home run threat in the NFL now that he's got his contract behind him, but last season was pretty ugly no matter how much you pin it on the offensive line.
The Titans are holding this season's cheerleader auditions on April 15th at BSP.