Topic: NFL Draft
Monday, November 17th, 2014 | 7:30pm CST
Nashville, TN – This week the national spotlight descends upon Tennessee as the Titans (2-7) host the Pittsburgh Steelers (6-4) on Monday Night Football. It is the 77th all-time meeting between the former division rivals. Kickoff at LP Field (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:30pm CST on Monday, November 17th.
ESPN will broadcast the game to a national television audience. The telecast can be seen locally in Nashville on WKRN News 2. Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play duties, while Jon Gruden provides analysis and Lisa Salters reports from the sidelines.
Clarksville, 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.
Tennessee Titans select Penn State Defensive Tackle DaQuan Jones with their First, Fourth Round Pick
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.
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.
Tennessee Titans pick Michigan Offensive Tackle Taylor Lewan in the 11th Round of the 2014 NFL Draft
Nashville, 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.
Nashville, 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.
79th Annual National Football League Player Selection Meeting
Thursday, May 8th–Saturday, May 10th, 2014 • Radio City Music Hall • New York City
Nashville, 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.
Clarksville, 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.
Nashville, 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»
“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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