Thursday, August 28, 2008

NFL Preview Show Extravaganza: Tennessee Titans

Today, we continue our week long look at the AFC South. We turn our attention to the former Houston Oilers, or Tennessee Titans for you young folks out there.

With Vince Young at the helm, the Titans found themselves in the playoffs for the first time since the 2003 season. The Titans were one of three teams from the AFC South to make it to the playoffs.

Young guided this team to the playoffs in only his second season as an NFL quarterback. The former Texas standout threw for 2500 yards in 15 games, last season. Young threw nine touchdown passes, but was picked off 17 times. If Young wants to stay with the elite in the AFC, he will need to improve on those numbers.

For a team that went to the playoffs in the AFC, the Titans sure didn't score a lot of points. The Titans averaged 18 points per game, 22nd in the NFL. If the Titans want to compete in the AFC, they will need to score a lot of points.

One receiving target Young could be focusing on this season is Roydell Williams. Williams had a career year in 2007, catching 55 balls for 719 yards. The former Tulane receiver is entering his fourth season and could have a breakout year for the Titans.

The Titans open up the 2008 regular season at home when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars. At home, the Titans will face Minnesota, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. On the road, the Titans will face Cincy, KC and Chicago.

Time for those burnin' questions (yearbook style):
  • Passing yards for Young: 2800

  • Touchdowns for Young: 17

  • Interceptions: 12

  • Games Kerry Collins starts this season: 2

  • Leading rusher for Titans: LenDale White- 1154 yards

  • Leading receiver: Roydell Williams

  • Tennessee Titan/Houston Oilers fun fact: Billy Joe Tolliver is the only quarterback to start at least five games for the Oilers/Titans and not win a single game. He's 0-7.

  • When will Jeff Fisher leave the Titans: Most likely never (Unless he shaves the trademark mustache)

  • Coolest names (Top 3): Kyle Vanden Bosch, Cortland Finnigan and Justin Gage (12-Gage)

  • 80s song to best describe team: Limelight- Rush

  • In 2008, the Titans will: Probably win a wild card spot at 10-6

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