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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst FourThoughts – NFL Draft and NBA Playoffs, Must See TV

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – I recently realized the primary color in most of my favorite sports teams (Spurs, Ravens, etc..) is black. I wonder if that is a subconscious acknowledgement of the slimming effect of black clothes. Regardless, here are my more relatable sports FourThoughts for this week.

NFL Draft: Must See TV

I have watched the NFL draft for years as a fan and a fantasy football player looking for an edge. I think it is hands down, the best draft of the major pro sports. Apparently, this year I was joined by a record breaking number of NFL draft enthusiasts.

Cleveland Browns first round draft pick Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) speaks during a press conference at the Cleveland Browns Headquarters. (Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports)

Cleveland Browns first round draft pick Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M) speaks during a press conference at the Cleveland Browns Headquarters. (Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans select Penn State Defensive Tackle DaQuan Jones with their First, Fourth Round Pick

 

Tennessee TitansDaQuan JonesNashville, TN – On Saturday, May 10th, 2014 the Tennessee Titans took Penn State defensive tackle DaQuan Jones with their first pick (112th overall) in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

The 6’4″ 322 lbs Jones is quick to get off the snap, athletic and has a strong upper body. He can rush, distrupt and collapse the pocket.

Penn State defensive tackle DaQuan Jones

Penn State defensive tackle DaQuan Jones

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Tennessee Titans take Washington Running Back Bishop Sankey in NFL Draft’s Second Round

 

Tennessee TitansBishop SankeyNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans Friday swapped their 2nd round, 10th pick for the Philadelphia Eagles 2nd Round, 22nd pick and a 4th round pick.

With the 54th overall pick in the second round of the NFL Draft, the Titans took running back Bishop Sankey from the University of Washington.

Sankey was the first running back taken in the draft.

Washington Running Back Bishop Sankey. (Washington Athletics)

Washington Running Back Bishop Sankey. (Washington Athletics)

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Tennessee Titans pick Michigan Offensive Tackle Taylor Lewan in the 11th Round of the 2014 NFL Draft

 

Tennessee TitansTaylor LewanNashville, TN – With the 11th selection of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Tennessee Titans take Michigan Offensive Tackle Taylor Lewan.

At Michigan, Lewan played in 50 games at left tackle, starting 48 times and played in 41 consecutive games.

Taylor Lewan taken in the 11th round by the Tennessee Titans.

Taylor Lewan taken in the 11th round by the Tennessee Titans.

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Tennessee Titans’ general manager Ruston Webster to begin third NFL Draft

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans’ Ruston Webster, who was named general manager on January 18th, 2012, ran the Titans’ draft in each of the last two years. Those two drafts yielded 15 total players, and 13 of those finished the 2013 season on the 53-man roster or injured reserve.

Webster’s first-ever pick as general manager was Baylor wide receiver Kendall Wright, chosen in 2012 with the 20th selection in the first round.

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Tennessee Titans to pick 11th in 2014 NFL Draft being held May 8th-10th

 

79th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting

Thursday, May 8th–Saturday, May 10th, 2014 • Radio City Music Hall • New York City

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Titans own the 11th overall selection and six total picks in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft, which begins May 8th.

Over the course of three days, the NFL will conduct the seven-round draft from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, while Titans personnel will be headquartered at Saint Thomas Sports Park in Nashville.

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Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts

 

Sports Fanalyst FourthoughtsClarksville, TN – Welcome to the first edition of Marlon Scott: Sports Fanalyst Fourthoughts

There is the real world, and then there is the sports world. A lot of people happily commute back and forth between the two. This is for those commuters, dressed like Clark Kent, but when they emerge from a McDonald’s bathroom (due to lack of phone booths in 2014) they have on their favorite sports jersey and foam finger, ready to talk about the latest update that just popped up from the ESPN app on their smart phone.

APSU Athletic Department to reveal a new “visual identity series” including a new primary logo, Governor Peay logo and an updated word mark Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Athletic Department to reveal a new “visual identity series” including a new primary logo, Governor Peay logo and an updated word mark Tuesday, April 1st, 2014. (APSU Sports Information)

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Tennessee Titans sign Wide Receiver Marc Mariani to one year deal

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with wide receiver Marc Mariani on a one-year contract.

Mariani was selected by the Titans in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. The Montana wide receiver works well in the slot and is excellent in the return game.

He made an immediate impact in his rookie year as a returner, earning Pro Bowl honors after finishing second in the AFC and fourth in the NFL with a 12.2-yard punt return average and finishing fourth in the AFC with 25.5-yard kickoff return average. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans sign multi-year deal with quarterback Charlie Whitehurst

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent quarterback Charlie Whitehurst on a multi-year contract.

“Charlie is player who comes here with a great knowledge of Coach Whisenhunt’s offense; and as a player, he has been around some outstanding NFL quarterbacks,” said Titans general manager Ruston Webster. “He is smart guy with a good arm and he will add to our offensive group as a veteran quarterback.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Titans sign Running Back Dexter McCluster

 

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Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent running back Dexter McCluster on a multi-year contract.

McCluster (5-8, 170) has proved to be a versatile player who has gained 662 rushing yards, 1,500 receiving yards, and averaged 12.1 as a punt returner and 20.9 as a kickoff returner in four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Last season, he earned a NFL Pro Bowl invitation as a returner and was the only NFL player in 2013 to return two punts for touchdowns. «Read the rest of this article»

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