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Tennessee Titans Mike Mularkey and Staff looking for their kind of Players

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey wasted little time in defining the sought-after characteristics of players on his roster. “Smart, tough, physical, coachable and accountable” was how he put it at his opening press conference in January, and the sentiment was echoed in the subsequent months by Robinson.

The winnowing process began with the offseason program from April through June. It continues when players report following a six-week break, and then there are only two weeks from the initial training camp practice to August 13th, when the Titans host the San Diego Chargers in the first of four preseason games.

Tennessee Titans head Mike Mularkeyis searching for his type of players. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans head Mike Mularkeyis searching for his type of players. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans first Roster under Jon Robinson and Mike Mularkey

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – On the field, Titans fans will get their first glimpse of the team as constructed by new general manager Jon Robinson and Mike Mularkey, each of whom were named to their posts in January by controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk.

Although he is a native of Union City, TN, Robinson is a newcomer to the organization. Mularkey was hired as tight ends coach in 2014, promoted to assistant head coach/tight ends coach during the 2015 offseason, and then spent the final nine games of 2015 as interim head coach.

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans sign multi-year deal with cornerback Brice McCain

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with cornerback Brice McCain. McCain has been in the NFL for seven seasons.

McCain (5-9, 190) has played 100 games during his seven-year NFL career with the Houston Texans (2009-13), Pittsburgh Steelers (2014) and Miami Dolphins (2015). Last year with the Dolphins, McCain played in 14 games with 11 starts and totaled 39 tackles, eight passes defensed and one interception.

Miami Dolphins defensive back Brice McCain (24) intercepts a pass over Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) during the second half at FedEx Field on September 13th 2015. (Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

Miami Dolphins defensive back Brice McCain (24) intercepts a pass over Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon (88) during the second half at FedEx Field on September 13th 2015. (Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans pick Mike Mularkey as new Head Coach

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans have hired Mike Mularkey on a permanent basis, removing his interim tag and making him the 18th head coach in franchise history.

“The vision Mike presented for our football team during this search as well as the character, integrity, and leadership skills he displayed during the last two months of the season makes him the right coach for the Tennessee Titans,” said Titans Controlling Owner and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors Amy Adams Strunk.

Mike Mularkey named Tennessee Titans head coach Saturday. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Mike Mularkey named Tennessee Titans head coach Saturday. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans take on unbeaten Carolina Panthers Sunday at Nissan Stadium

 

Tennessee Titans (2-6) vs. Carolina Panthers (8-0)

Sunday, November 15th, 2015 | Noon CST
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: FOX

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (2-6) return to Nissan Stadium this week to face the undefeated Carolina Panthers (8-0). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CST on Sunday, November 15th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on FOX, including Nashville affiliate WZTV FOX 17. Thom Brennaman will handle play-by-play duties alongside analyst Charles Davis with Tony Siragusa serving as an on-field analyst.

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) makes a 2-yard touchdown catch while defended by New Orleans Saints strong safety Jamarca Sanford (33) in the second quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) makes a 2-yard touchdown catch while defended by New Orleans Saints strong safety Jamarca Sanford (33) in the second quarter of their game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans fire head coach Ken Whisenhunt

 

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans relieved head coach Ken Whisenhunt of his duties this morning. The team named assistant head coach/tight ends coach Mike Mularkey as interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

“After thoughtful consideration, the decision has been made to relieve Ken Whisenhunt of his head coaching duties,” said Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk. “We have expected more progress on the field, and I felt it was time to move in a different direction. I would like to thank Ken for his efforts with our team, as he worked very hard to try to move us forward.”

Ken Whisenhunt was releived of his head coaching duties this morning by the Tennessee Titans.(Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Ken Whisenhunt was releived of his head coaching duties this morning by the Tennessee Titans.(Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans face Miami Dolphins Sunday at Nissan Stadium

 

Tennessee Titans (1-3) vs. Miami Dolphins (1-3)

Sunday, October 18th, 2015 | Noon CDT
Nashville, TN |  Nissan Stadium | TV: CBS

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-3) play their third consecutive home game this week as they host the Miami Dolphins (1-3). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for noon CDT on Sunday, October 18th.

This week’s game will be televised regionally on CBS, including Nashville affiliate WTVF NewsChannel 5. Andrew Catalon will handle play-by-play duties alongside analysts Steve Tasker and Steve Beuerlein.

Tennessee Titans running back Dexter McCluster (22) is stopped by Buffalo Bills receiver Robert Woods (10) after a punt return during the second half at Nissan Stadium. The Bills won 14-13. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Dexter McCluster (22) is stopped by Buffalo Bills receiver Robert Woods (10) after a punt return during the second half at Nissan Stadium. The Bills won 14-13. (Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans take on Minnesota Vikings at Nissan Stadium Thursday night

 

Tennessee Titans (1-2) vs. Minnesota Vikings (4-0)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 | 7:00pm CDT
Nashville, TN | Nissan Stadium | TV: WKRN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans (1-2) close their 2015 preseason schedule this week at home against the Minnesota Vikings (4-0). Kickoff at Nissan Stadium (capacity 69,143) is scheduled for 7:00pm CDT on Thursday, September 3rd.

The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN-News 2 in Nashville. Play-by-play announcer Cory Curtis and analyst Eddie George will call the action, while Dawn Davenport will report from the sidelines.

Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey (20) carries the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. (John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports)

Tennessee Titans running back Bishop Sankey (20) carries the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. (John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans travel to Atlanta Falcons to begin Preseason

 

Tennessee Titans (0-0) at Atlanta Falcons (0-0)

Friday, August 14th, 2015 | 7:00pm EDT/6:00pm CDT
Georgia Dome | Atlanta, GA | TV: WKRN/NFLN

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – The Tennessee Titans open their 2015 preseason schedule this week on the road against the Atlanta Falcons. Kickoff at the Georgia Dome (capacity 71,228) is scheduled for 7:00pm EDT/6:00pm CDT on Friday, August 14th, 2015.

The game will be televised regionally on the Titans Preseason TV Network, including flagship WKRN-News 2 in Nashville. Play-by-play announcer Cory Curtis and analyst Eddie George will call the action, while Audra Martin will report from the sidelines. Additionally, NFL Network will broadcast the game live to a national audience.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) gets tackled by Tennessee Titans strong safety Bernard Pollard (31) after a catch in the second quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. (Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) gets tackled by Tennessee Titans strong safety Bernard Pollard (31) after a catch in the second quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome. (Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports)

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Tennessee Titans travel to Jacksonville Jaguars for Thursday Night Football

 

Tennessee Titans (2-12) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12)

Thursday, December 18th, 2014 | 7:25pm CST
Jacksonville, FL | EverBank Field | TV: NFLN/WZTV

Tennessee TitansNashville, TN – This week the Tennessee Titans (2-12) travel to face the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-12) in a nationally-televised game. Kickoff at EverBank Field (capacity 67,297) is scheduled for 7:25pm CST on Thursday, December 18th.

The Titans are looking to sweep the season series with the Jaguars for only the fifth time in the 20-year-old rivalry. They won the October 12th matchup at LP Field, which extended their lead in the all-time series to 23-17, including playoffs.

New York Jets running back John Conner (38) scores a touchdown against Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second half at LP Field. The Jets beat the Titans 16-11. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Jets running back John Conner (38) scores a touchdown against Tennessee Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard (59) during the second half at LP Field. The Jets beat the Titans 16-11. (Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports)

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