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The Quest For The Greatest Titan: McNair vs. Matthews

Which Titan great will make the Championship?

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We have finally reached the Final Four. It has been a long, strange journey, but in the end, a lot of the favorites have prevailed thus far. However, things are about to get really interesting, with all of these number one seeds facing off. Today, we will determine the first Titan to make it to the Championship:

(1) Steve McNair: I think that we all expected number 9 to be one of the Final Four members. Even against Keith Bulluck, McNair absolutely blew through the competition. Today will be his toughest matchup by far, however. His case is a strong and simple one: He was the toughest player that this franchise has seen, the face of the franchise, and the only Titan to win the MVP award. That being said, Bruce Matthews has quite the case himself.

(1) Bruce Matthews: On one hand, McNair was the face of it all in the early 2000's. On the other, Bruce Matthews was one of the main players that made it possible for guys like McNair. He was a dynamic, versatile stalwart along the Titans offensive line. He could play every position along the line, and he could do it at a top tier level. Bruce Matthews was one of the best players that this league has ever seen.

My vote: This is obviously a tough decision because both of these players are all-time greats. However, I think that I have to go with Steve McNair. There is no doubt about it, Bruce Matthews was incredible, but McNair was the face of the franchise, even when Matthews was there with him. When I think classic Titans, I think Steve McNair.

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