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NFL Season Preview: # 7 Tennessee Titans

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Overview: Tennessee went into last season not totally sure of what they had with their team. The Titans would find out, they had one of the most dynamic running back duos in football, with RBs Chris Johnson and LenDale White, and one of the most efficient quarterbacks in QB Kerry Collins. These factors led the Titans to a 13-3 record, the best in the AFC, before losing to Baltimore in the divisional round of the ’08 playoffs.

Offseason Moves: Right away, the Titans began adding depth to their wide receiving corps. In the first round of the draft, Tennessee selected Rutgers WR Kenny Britt. The Titans also signed former Pittsburgh Steeler, WR Nate Washington. On defense, Tennessee added LB Rocky Boiman and CB Demarcus Faggins. The Titans biggest splash this off season, may have been when they lost All-Pro DT Albert Haynesworth in free agency to the Washington Redskins.

Upcoming Season: The Titans should only be better this season, for the gained experience will help this team down the road. QB Kerry Collins will start the season, but backup QB Vince Young has become motivated to regain his starting job back. With one of the best offensive lines in football, the Titans’ running duo, Smash and Dash (RBs LenDale White and Chris Johnson respectively) should have another great season. The defense is solid, and its only relative weakness is the defensive line.

Vince YoungPlayer to watch: QB Vince Young has made some eyebrow lifting statements. Young claims that he will be the next black quarterback to win a Super Bowl and will be in the Hall of Fame. Well, he’s set high expectations for himself, and has played well this preseason. Young has also been called the quarterback of the future by the Titans owner, and one has to wonder how soon the future is. If Young continues to push QB Kerry Collins and can find consistency, look for Young to make a case for the starting job. Although, if the Titans aren’t struggling, don’t look for it to be this year.

Prediction: 10-6, 2nd in AFC South

The Titans were dominant for one year, but the Colts weren’t exactly top notch competition. Look for Indianapolis and Houston to be stronger this year and knock Tennessee down a few pegs.


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