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Brace Yourselves: Fred Graves is Leaving

#titans wr coach fred graves to join panther in same capacity, as first reported by titaninsiderless than a minute ago via ÜberTwitter

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse, TitanInsider is reporting that Fred Graves is heading to the Carolina Panthers.  Graves is widely regarded as one of the best receivers coaches in the entire NFL.  In his four years here the Titans have had eye-popping production from the wide receiver position. 

What?  Don't believe me?  Go read his bio at Titans Online.  Here is an excerpt:

In his three seasons with the Titans, Graves has developed his corps into a reliable group of receivers. Both Justin Gage (55) and Nate Washington (47) posted career highs in their first seasons with the Titans. Last season he groomed rookie wide out Kenny Britt into the Titans leading receiver (701 yards), becoming the first rookie to lead the franchise in receiving yards since Chris Sanders in 1995.  Britt’s receiving yardage total was the fifth highest by a rookie in franchise history and ranked fifth among NFL rookies last year. In 2008, Gage ranked third in the NFL in average yards per reception (19.1) and posted a career high six touchdown grabs. A stickler for precision, Graves’ receiver group has ranked in the top 10 in the NFL in two of the last three seasons in fewest drops per catchable pass (16 in 2007 and 22 in 2008, according to STATS, Inc.).

Told you!