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2011 NFL Offseason: Tennessee Titans

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Tennessee Titans (Last Year: 6-10) - Buy Tickets

2011 NFL Season Preview:

Veteran Additions:
HC Mike Munchak, OC Chris Palmer, DC Jerry Gray, QB Matt Hasselbeck, TE Daniel Graham, DT Shaun Smith, ILB Barrett Ruud, CB Frank Walker, S Jordan Babineaux.
Early Draft Picks:
QB Jake Locker, OLB Akeem Ayers, DT Jurrell Casey, LB Colin McCarthy, RB Jamie Harper, DE Karl Klug.
Offseason Losses:
HC Jeff Fisher, OC Mike Heimerdinger, DC Chuck Cecil, QB Vince Young, QB Kerry Collins, WR Randy Moss, TE Bo Scaife, DE Jason Babin, DT Tony Brown, OLB David Thornton, ILB Stephen Tulloch.

2011 Tennessee Titans Offense:
Titans fans have to be happy. The immaturity, the inconsistency, the inaccuracy, the far-off looks during post-game press conferences, the coaching feuds. They're all gone. Tennessee has finally jettisoned Vince Young and is ready to move on with a new potential franchise quarterback in Jake Locker - but not until the raw signal-caller is ready to step in under center.

Matt Hasselbeck was signed to a 3-year, $21 million deal to babysit Locker. Hasselbeck has endured back problems over the past several years and has consequently struggled for most of the time. However, he came alive during Seattle's improbable playoff run, throwing seven touchdowns to just one interception against the Saints and Bears. If Hasselbeck is healthy, he can still perform on a pretty high level. The knock on him remains the same though; he's very injury-prone and unreliable.

It'll be interesting to see if Hasselbeck can stay off the injury reports because unlike his tenure in Seattle, he actually has several talented weapons to work with - primarily Chris Johnson. Johnson had an "off" year, rushing for "only" 1,364 yards and 11 touchdowns. The difference was his YPC average, which fell from 5.6 in 2009 to 4.3 in 2010. Johnson will rebound, as defenses will have to respect Hasselbeck's throwing ability.

Hasselbeck's other skilled weapons are Kenny Britt and Jared Cook. Britt had 775 yards and nine touchdowns in just 12 games last year, including an eye-popping 225-yard, three-score performance against the Eagles in Week 7. What's impressive is that Britt did this with Young and Kerry Collins. Britt is only 22, so the sky is the limit for him - assuming he can stay out of trouble. That's the only concern with the 2009 first-round pick; he was arrested a handful of times this offseason, but could avoid suspension because of the lockout.

Cook, meanwhile, was a decent weapon for Collins down the stretch, hauling in 15 receptions for 196 yards and a touchdown in the team's final three games. He's an athletic tight end who should be able to take the next step with a legitimate quarterback in 2011.

The offensive line is an area that really needs to improve this year. Left tackle Michael Roos, who has often played on a high level throughout his career, surrendered nine sacks in 2010. He suffered a knee injury several weeks prior to the start of the season, so perhaps that was the culprit. Right tackle David Stewart was almost as bad, getting flagged for eight penalties to go along with his four sacks. His hamstring bothered him throughout the year.

While Roos and Stewart figure to improve because they are talented and currently healthy, the interior of Tennessee's front is a much greater concern. The triumvirate of Leroy Harris, Eugene Amano and Jake Scott were equally dreadful last season, yet the Titans failed to find a single upgrade. Continuity is good for this shortened offseason, however, so that's a plus.



2011 Tennessee Titans Defense:
In the past two offseasons, the Titans have lost All-Pro defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, double-digit sack artist Jason Babin, stud inside linebacker Stephen Tulloch, reliable end Kyle Vanden Bosch, and legendary defensive line coach Jim Washburn. It's safe to say Tennessee will have one of the worst stop units in the NFL this year.

The Titans' new defensive line coach doesn't have anything proven to work with aside from Jason Jones. Unfortunately, there's a catch with Jones; the former Eastern Michigan lineman managed four sacks and frequently collapsed the pocket from the defensive tackle position last year, but he'll have to play defensive end in Tennessee's new scheme. Jones is talented enough to make the switch, but how effective will he be, especially considering that the lockout prevented him from working with the new coaching staff?

Jones' replacements at defensive tackle figure to be mediocre run-stuffing nose tackle Shaun Smith and third-round rookie Jurrell Casey. Across from Jones will be Derrick Morgan, selected No. 16 overall in the 2010 NFL Draft. Morgan looked good last year before tearing his ACL in October, so it's unclear whether he'll be 100 percent. The Titans will definitely miss Babin's 12.5 sacks.

Losing Tulloch was also unfortunate. His replacement will be Tampa Bay Buccaneers reject Barrett Ruud. Ruud used to be a very effective player, but he's coming off a miserable 2010 campaign in which he was constantly engulfed against the run.

Tulloch will play next to Akeem Ayers and Will Witherspoon. While Witherspoon is past his prime and struggled at times in 2010, Ayers is a really promising defender. A second-round rookie, Ayers has thrived in training camp, though it's unclear how he'll perform during real action.

The best player in Tennessee's back seven is cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who became famous for instigating a fight with Houston's Andre Johnson. Finnegan is a fierce tackler, though he struggled in coverage in 2010, allowing a 66.7 completion percentage and five touchdown passes. He'll have to improve with Babin and Tulloch gone. It'll help that he'll be playing for a new contract.

The rest of the secondary is comprised of second-year corner Alterraun Verner, who had an impressive rookie campaign; solid free safety Michael Griffin; and strong safety Chris Hope, who missed what seemed like dozens of tackles last year.



2011 Tennessee Titans Schedule and Intangibles:
Jeff Fisher is gone, and the Titans have a brand-new coaching staff. This is extremely problematic because of the lockout and subsequent brief offseason. Even Michael Griffin admitted as much; he told the media that no team was affected more by the lockout than Tennessee. He's right.

Rob Bironas became a rich man three offseasons ago, and he definitely deserved it. Last year, Bironas drilled 24-of-26 attempts, including 8-of-8 from 40-49 and 2-of-3 from 50-plus. He's a stud.

Brett Kern had a pretty average 2010 campaign; he maintained a 42.9 punting average and placed 24-of-77 boots inside the 20.

Rookie Marc Mariani is one of the top return specialists in the NFL. He averaged 25.5 yards per kickoff and 12.2 yards per punt return, scoring twice. Unfortunately, the Titans struggled to defend kickoffs, allowing a touchdown themselves.

Tennessee has a last-place schedule and could easily begin the year 3-1, as it plays Jacksonville, Denver and Cleveland in Weeks 1, 3 and 4. Other winnable games include Cincinnati, Carolina, Buffalo and Jacksonville twice.



2011 Tennessee Titans Positional Rankings (1-5 stars):

Quarterbacks
Offensive Line
Secondary
Running Backs
Defensive Line
Special Teams
Receivers
Linebackers
Coaching


2011 Tennessee Titans Analysis: The Titans finally have some stability at the quarterback position. Unfortunately, almost everything else is in chaos, from the roster changes, to the new coaching staff, to the contract demands of Chris Johnson and Cortland Finnegan.

Tennessee won't finish with one of the worst records in the NFL because of its easy schedule. However, the team will really struggle to stop most NFL offenses.

Projection: 5-11 (3rd in AFC South)


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FISTS OF RAGE....... and a bus pass 02-22-2014 10:49 pm xxx.xxx.xxx5.17 (total posts: 2)
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tennessee doesn't deserve a franchise.

2 many inbred crackers like honey boo boo and ashy skinned nappy wanna be gangsters with their dirty flip flops and 1 bullet holding rusty ass block.

get the hell out here with those colors also


i should gather up a few mexican day laborers and ex junkie bikers and take over the state.


p.s.

i read somewhere chris christie from NJ eats 8,000 calories a day! That obese roach
David F 02-18-2014 06:43 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.223 (total posts: 1)
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As a longtime Titans fan, I would be ok with letting go of veterens like Chris Johnson and Michael Griffin who have been underperforming with their current contracts...if it means:

a. Resigning Alterraun Verner
b. Extending Jurrell Casey
c. Keeping other free agents like Pollard and Pitoitua on the cheap to fit our new, agressive defensive scheme
d. Helping us acquire other reasonably-priced free agents to fill some holes
bum philips skeleton will hang from a tree 02-11-2014 12:56 am xxx.xxx.xxx5.17 (total posts: 2)
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well it's between you and the Jaguars for not only the WORST uniforms and logo in the NFL but the name seems like something that was picked out of a bag of cliches
Titan Fan 01-30-2014 01:49 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.54 (total posts: 3)
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Regarding Walt's team needs:

1st - RB - If CJ does go, then the Titans still have a well aged Shonn Greene who has some mileage left. This affords the Titans the ability to take a mid-to-late rd pick.

2nd - OLB - As I posted just prior Horton needs a "Jack-Backer". Maybe Ayers is the guy, maybe not. Wimbley used to play 3-4 OLB rather well, but is he too old? This is likely a big need, but is it as big as we envision?

3rd - Ayers at MLB is a bad idea. By far his biggest strength is pass rush from the outside. He'll likely flourish on the outside.

4th - QB - Something usually glossed over about Locker is his RIGHT foot lisfranc injury/surgery. As a sports medicine professional these usually don't go well. This is his push-off leg. Pitchers, QB's, tennis players, etc, rarely get back the same velocity and accuracy.
Titan Fan 01-30-2014 01:43 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.54 (total posts: 3)
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After examing Horton's defense very closely, here is what the Titans need:

The "Jack-Backer".....at least this is what Horton calls it. Ayers is a perfect fit as a 3-4 OLB.....he was projected as such out of college, however who's on the other side. Horton describes the "Jack-Backer" as an ultra-athletic big man who can line up as a DE in some packages, but drop back as a OLB in other packages. Ayers "could" be that guy, however guys like Barr (UCLA) or Mack (Buff) certainly fit this match.
Titan Fan 01-30-2014 01:38 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.54 (total posts: 3)
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Re: @Titan Fan

Ayers is better at pass rush than coverage which makes him ideal as a 3-4 OLB. He's probably in a better fit in the new defense than with the old one.
Random Rantin' Fan 01-25-2014 11:45 am xxx.xxx.xxx.158 (total posts: 1)
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Offseason moves: Fired everyone but a couple members from the staff, hired Whisenhunt and Michaels from the Chargers as the HC and OC, Hired Horton from the Browns as the DC.

Team Needs: DE: Desperately needing another pass-rusher ever since Wimbley didn't work out and Pitoitua was used as a run-stopper. Edwards is promising but they could use the young competition at the position Expect a 1st/2nd day selection ever since they tried to use Klug as a DE.

OT: We will miss Big Country and his rowdy attitude at the Right tackle position, but he's a strong candidate for release after this season when he was hurt pretty much throughout, and his contract has no dead money penalty to a new HC that has no ties to Stewart. We also might lose Otto to FA, serviceable back-up but his age might be the defining factor. Don't forget about Byron at RT, but his play in the middle of the year when he started might be the defining factor on whether or not they take a OT early. Expect a 1st round/2nd round selection

The 4th round selection (if we don't trade down or trade players for picks) is an absolute crapshoot ( then again so is mocking a draft) Could be a QB, MLB, or CB, all for the same reasons. Some good, young talent at the position with a strong potential to be great, but is this guy our guy or can we do better? The again the new regime could select some new offensive sleeper hits that they could work with. Way to early to tell at this point but way too exciting not to wonder the outcome.

The FA: The Now

ATV most likely will go to a new team after this pro-bowl season because he will be paid-in-full because he's still young and talented to take a FT. 15% chance

Pollard was by far the gem out of all the free agents and rookies we got last year because of his price didn't break the bank, and played with intensity and accountability that really helped raise the level of play of our defense. A player we haven't had on our team since Cortland left with Fisher. His attitude on the field might scare other teams away from signing him, but we sure could use him for another season to wreak havoc on opposing offenses. 75% chance

Britt is gone. Period. That was the last time you'll see him in a Titan uniform, but he'll be back with another team for sure. Ropati was a big surprise, I wouldn't mind having a 6'8 DE back for another season. Mariani is a fan favorite that has been hit hard with freak injuries. Still a very good KR, but his future with the Titans is cloudy ONLY because of injuries. His work ethic might save him though. Spencer was a pretty decent back-up who i would like to see return, but I think Damian could do better elsewhere, he was pretty much buried on the depth chart when we drafted Hunter and Wright, along with the emergence of Preston, who could be a good player.

CJ2K, Washington, and Fitzpatrick are all guys who could be released but are still quality players at the positions...

The Later (that I'd like): WOW WHERE DO I START?!! WR's Decker, Boldin, Maclin, RB's Blount, McFadden, Tate, Bradshaw, TE's GRAHAM!!!, Chandler, Keller, OT's Monroe, Albert, Howard, Clabo, Oher, DE's ORAKPO!!! Bennet, Houston, MJ, Worilds, Griffen, etc. ILB's Smith, Dansby, Butler, Spikes, Beason, etc CB's Grimes, Munnerlyn, Talib, Tillman, Graham, Carroll, Wilson, etc. Safeties WARD and BYRD!!!! along with loads of other good safeties. Now I know the majority of these players mot likely due to our small market and the contract they'll command. We're also not the hottest ticket to the Superbowl after firing our HC, but if we can convince at least a couple of these players to fight with us in the two tone blue...
@Titan Fan 01-22-2014 06:02 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.169 (total posts: 1)
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Do you think Ayers would be a good 3-4 OLB? I've heard from titans fans that he's great ruching the passer, but not so god in coverage.
Titan Fan 01-19-2014 08:13 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.140 (total posts: 1)
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Walt. Titans new DC is Horton. They are making the switch to the 3-4. Gonna, need some changes to your team needs.

I think:
1a. MLB
1b. OLB - unless they like Wimbley
3. RT
4. CB - only if they don't resign ATV
5. QB - this may be #1 if Whiz doesn't like Locker....even so a mid-rd pick likely will be taken
rabdab 09-05-2013 01:33 pm xxx.xxx.xxx2.74 (total posts: 1)
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I can't believe you rated the running backs as 3 stars! are you serious? more love needs to be shown to the receivers as well in my opinion.

I think the titans will surprise this year, they have an incredible. Everyone keeps saying it's up to Jake locker for the titans to make the playoffs this year - and in large part it is - but for me it's all on the coaching staff. If they make the right calls in the right situations, and keep a good rotation in most positions (because there's lots of competition this year, every body wants to play) then the titans will make the play offs
Mr Saints 07-12-2013 03:09 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.205 (total posts: 1)
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I think the Titans should go to the read option.imagine Chris Johnson's production with the holes from the read option.plus the defense would crouch in to defend the running ability of CJ and LJ which would open the deep throw.if they go read option I think they'd go 9-7 maybe 10-6
BlueRaider 07-12-2013 07:50 am xxx.xxx.xxx2.51 (total posts: 1)
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Last yr the Titans had talent and were built like a 9-7 team with a poor QB and poor coaching.

This yr they changed some coaching for the better.....and the jury's still out on the QB. They also added some nice players from FA and the draft.

I'll guess 8-8, but it majorly depends on J-Locke.
Walter Needstowatchmoretitangames 07-05-2013 10:53 am xxx.xxx.xxx.106 (total posts: 1)
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Like many said, we were 6-10 last year.


And even though Velasco is a solid starter, we drafted Schwenke, so I doubt we fork over the big contract to him next year.

And you forgot to mention Gregg Williams as a defensive addition.

8-8 would be a better prediction.
Hopeful yet discontent 07-03-2013 05:44 pm xxx.xxx.xxx.171 (total posts: 3)
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They have the talent to be better than 6 - 10. The schedule does them no favors this year however. You need to be the Pats to get weak ass schedules apparently. Having said that, they could just as easily catch plenty of teams napping. What wasn't mentioned i the significant changes in coaching and culture. This locker room is WORLDS above what they have had in the recent past. Gregg Williams will get the most out of this defense. I think the Colts will take significant step backwards. Their 2012 record was smoke and mirrors. They wont get that many lucky breaks again. I see the Titans 2nd in the AFC South and a Wild Card team.
K J 06-27-2013 02:23 am xxx.xxx.xxx.200 (total posts: 1)
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If a bigger team had done what the Titsns did this offseason the press would have been extatic and talked about a possible tripp to the SB.





2011 NFL Draft Grades:

Tennessee's checklist entering the 2011 NFL Draft looked like this: 1) Find a franchise quarterback. 2) Upgrade a poor defense. 3) Improve an abysmal interior offensive line. Well, the Titans can check off the first two items on that list.

Was Jake Locker a reach at No. 8? Absolutely. But the Titans' hands were tied. They had to choose either Locker or Blaine Gabbert, so they went with the guy they were more comfortable with despite his glaring flaws.

I liked Tennessee's Round 2-4 selections, but I was disappointed that the front office failed to upgrade the guard and center positions. Chris Johnson's YPC average dropped because of poor blocking, so that definitely won't improve.

Overall 2011 NFL Draft Grade given on 5/1/11: B-



2011 NFL Draft Individual Grades:

8. Jake Locker, QB
Wow. So maybe Jake Locker wasn't so stupid for going back to Washington after all.

This is a pretty questionable pick. Locker's accuracy is abysmal and his football IQ is pretty low. His mechanics also need work. He's a project. However, the Titans are desperate. They need a quarterback, so they don't really have a choice. (Pick Grade: C)

39. Akeem Ayers, OLB, UCLA
Akeem Ayers could have been a first-round pick, so the Titans are getting some value at this spot while filling a need. Some seem to think his best position is 3-4 rush linebacker, but he can definitely function in a 4-3. (Pick Grade: B)

77. Jurrell Casey, DT, USC
Once upon a time, Jurrell Casey was considered a possible first-round prospect. Casey was projected to be a Round 2-3 defensive tackle, so the Titans are filling a need in the interior of their defensive line with quality value. (Pick Grade: B)

109. Colin McCarthy, ILB, Miami
The Titans had two huge holes at linebacker entering the 2011 NFL Draft, so this pick makes a ton of sense. This is the right range for Colin McCarthy, whom I had going to Pittsburgh at the bottom of Round 3. (Pick Grade: B)

130. Jamie Harper, RB, Clemson
I don't like this pick at all. Jamie Harper is a reach at the end of Round 4 and doesn't fill a need whatsoever. I just don't see how Harper improves this team. (Pick Grade: F)

142. Karl Klug, DE, Iowa
I think this is a reach, but it fills a need. The Titans really had to find some help at defensive end with Jason Babin to set to leave via free agency. (Pick Grade: C)

175. Byron Stingily, OT/G, Louisville
The Titans waited longer than I thought they would to address the offensive line. This is the right range for Byron Stingily. (Pick Grade: B)

212. Zach Clayton, DT, Auburn
Tennessee really needed help at defensive tackle, so seeing them double dip at the position is no surprise. Zach Clayton fits the range at No. 212. (Pick Grade: B)

251. Tommie Campbell, S, California-PA
Tommie Campbell is talented, but has character issues. He's a transfer from Pitt. Safety is a need, so Campbell could eventually earn a starting job. (Pick Grade: B)





Season Summary:
Bud Adams had a choice to make: Jeff Fisher or Vince Young. Adams chose himself. The senile owner fired Fisher and got rid of Young, so the Titans have officially entered into rebuilding mode.




Offseason Moves:
  • Titans sign S Anthony Smith
  • Titans sign G Pat McQuistan
  • Bengals sign TE Bo Scaife
  • Titans sign S Jordan Babineaux
  • Titans sign CB Frank Walker
  • Titans re-sign FB Ahmard Hall
  • Titans re-sign DE Dave Ball
  • Titans announce retirement of WR Randy Moss
  • Titans re-sign DE Jacob Ford
  • Titans sign TE Daniel Graham
  • Lions sign ILB Stephen Tulloch
  • Titans sign ILB Barrett Ruud
  • Titans re-sign G Leroy Harris
  • Titans announce retirement of OLB David Thornton
  • Titans sign DT Shaun Smith
  • Eagles sign QB Vince Young
  • Titans cut DT Tony Brown
  • Eagles sign DE Jason Babin
  • Titans sign QB Matt Hasselbeck
  • Titans cut QB Vince Young
  • Titans announce retirement of QB Kerry Collins
  • Titans re-sign P Brett Kern
  • Titans hire DC Jerry Gray
  • Titans hire HC Mike Munchak
  • Titans fire OC Mike Heimerdinger
  • Titans fire HC Jeff Fisher


    Offseason Needs:
    1. Quarterback: What are the Titans going to do at quarterback? Will they sign a veteran like Donovan McNabb, trade for a Kyle Orton or draft Blaine Gabbert at No. 8? Tennessee has a ton of options, but none of them seem very lucrative. Signed Matt Hasselbeck; drafted Jake Locker

    2. Left Guard: Leroy Harris is a free agent, but that doesn't matter because he was abysmal last year. If the Titans want to create running lanes for Chris Johnson, they'll find an upgrade in Day 2 of the 2011 NFL Draft. Drafted Byron Stingily; signed Pat McQuistan

    3. Inside Linebacker: It doesn't look like Stephen Tulloch will be back. Assuming he leaves, the Titans will be desperate for a new inside linebacker. This is another position that will be looked at during the Friday of the draft. Signed Barrett Ruud; drafted Colin McCarthy

    4. Center: Another offensive line position Tennessee needs to address. Eugene Amano was just as bad as Leroy Harris.

    5. Defensive End: Will the Titans give Jason Babin a big contract after his 12.5-sack season? If they do, they better hope he's not a one-year wonder. If they don't, they'll need a new defensive end across from Derrick Morgan. Ryan Kerrigan, Aldon Smith and J.J. Watt could be options at No. 8 overall. Re-signed Jacob Ford and Dave Ball; drafted Karl Klug

    6. Weakside Linebacker: Will Witherspoon wasn't very good in his first season with the Titans. Another upgrade in the linebacking corps is needed. Drafted Akeem Ayers (SLB)

    7. Strong Safety: Chris Hope is owed $6.5 million in 2011 - which is quite a coincidence seeing as how he missed 6.5 million tackles last season. Signed Jordan Babineaux

    8. Defensive Tackle: Tennessee needs a big defensive tackle to help stop the run. Signing or trading for Albert Haynesworth could be an option. Signed Shaun Smith; drafted Jurrell Casey








    2011 NFL Free Agent Signings:
    1. Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Seahawks. Age: 35.
      Signed with Titans (3 years, $21 million)

      Matt Hasselbeck looked like he belonged in a glue factory at many points during the year, but played really well in the postseason. He was ultimately betrayed by close to a dozen drops by his receiving corps in Chicago, but he proved that he can still get it done if he has the support around him.

    2. Shaun Smith, DE/DT, Chiefs. Age: 30.
      Signed with Titans

      Shaun Smith turns 30 in August, but he's still a strong two-down, run-stuffing defensive end in the 3-4.

    3. Barrett Ruud, ILB, Buccaneers. Age: 28.
      Signed with Titans (1 year)

      I'm not sure what happened to Barrett Ruud, because he had an awful 2010 campaign after a couple of phenomenal seasons as Tampa Bay's middle linebacker. Ruud might be able to bounce back elsewhere - or he could be done.

    4. Jordan "Big Drop Babs" Babineaux, S, Seahawks. Age: 29. -- Signed with Titans (1 year)
    5. Daniel Graham, TE, Broncos. Age: 32. -- Signed with Titans (3 years)
    6. Pat McQuistan, G, Dolphins. Age: 28. -- Signed with Titans
    7. Frank Walker, CB, Vikings. Age: 28. -- Signed with Titans
    8. Anthony Smith, S, Packers. Age: 27. -- Signed with Titans



    Tennessee Titans Free Agents:

    Salary Cap: No cap.
    1. Stephen Tulloch, ILB, Titans. Age: 26.
      Signed with Lions (1 year, $3.25 million)

      Stephen Tulloch is a stud. At only 26 years old, he's one of the top 4-3 middle linebackers in the NFL. He's going to receive a huge contract this offseason.

    2. Jason Babin, DE, Titans. Age: 31.
      Signed with Eagles (5 years, $28 million; $5-6 million guaranteed)

      Jason Babin recorded 12.5 sacks in 2010. However, his previous high was five sacks back in 2006. Is he just a one-hit wonder?

    3. Brett Kern (RFA), P, Titans. Age: 25.
      Re-signed with Titans (4 years, $5.2 million)

      Brett Kern averaged 42.9 yards per punt with about a third of his kicks inside the 20.

    4. Vince Young, QB, Titans. Age: 28.
      Signed with Eagles (1 year)

      Vince Young is stupid and immature. That's what it comes down to. Young has immense talent and wins games against crappy teams, but he'll never lead a team deep into the playoffs until he improves the mental aspect of his game and takes football more seriously. I don't see that happening anytime soon.

    5. Kerry Collins, QB, Titans. Age: 38.
      Announced retirement

      Kerry Collins plays drunk sometimes, but his 28-of-39, 300-yard, two-touchdown, no-interception performance at Indianapolis in the season finale indicates that he can still be a solid backup in this league.

    6. Dave Ball, DE, Titans. Age: 30.
      Signed with Titans

      A situational pass-rusher, Dave Ball had seven sacks this season.

    7. Randy Moss, WR, Titans. Age: 34.
      Announced retirement

      Randy Moss is done. Unlike Terrell Owens, he has not worked unbelievably hard to keep his body in shape. There's no reason any NFL team should be interested.

    8. Jacob Ford (RFA), DE, Titans. Age: 28. -- Re-signed with Titans (1 year)
    9. Tony Brown, DT, Titans. Age: 30.
    10. Leroy Harris, G, Titans. Age: 27. -- Re-signed with Titans (2 years)
    11. Bo Scaife, TE, Titans. Age: 30. -- Signed with Bengals (1 year, $1 million)
    12. Ahmard Hall, FB, Titans. Age: 31. -- Re-signed with Titans
    13. Marques Douglas, DE/DT, Titans. Age: 34.
    14. David Thornton, OLB, Titans. Age: 32. -- Announced retirement
    15. Tim Shaw (RFA), OLB, Titans. Age: 27.
    16. Donnie Nickey, S, Titans. Age: 31.
    17. Colin Allred, OLB, Titans. Age: 28.
    18. Mike Otto (RFA), OT, Titans. Age: 28.


    2011 NFL Free Agent Rankings

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    Divisional Rival History:
    Houston Texans: There are no historical trends here, but these matchups will be very entertaining to watch going forward because of the Andre Johnson-Cortland Finnegan rivalry.
    Indianapolis Colts: The Colts own the Titans again, having won the past five matchups.
    Jacksonville Jaguars: If you watched old and improved NFL Primetime you might remember that Chris Berman always said, "The Titans know all and tell all at Alltel Stadium." That's definitely true; Tennessee has won six of the previous nine in this heated rivalry.



    Features to be Posted This Offseason:
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    2. Detailed season preview
    3. Fantasy football projections
    4. Positional rankings
    5. Daily updates on free-agent signings


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