Aug 172014

QB Jake Locker (Tennessee) Injuries have sidetracked the former 8th overall pick’s career. He’s played in just 23 games in 3 seasons, working as a backup to veteran Matt Hasselbeck as a rookie and then missing a combined 14 games over the past 2 seasons with a variety of injuries. Last year, he suffered a hip [...]

Dec 252013

Houston Texans (2-13) at Tennessee Titans (6-9) Firing Gary Kubiak and replacing him with Wade Phillips didn’t seem to fix anything. They’ve lost their last two games by margins of 22 and 24 points, despite losing 8 of their previous 11 games by a touchdown or less. Sure they were facing tough teams in the [...]

Dec 072013

Tennessee Titans (5-7) at Denver Broncos (10-2) Peyton Manning’s struggles in the cold are well documented. If you’ve been reading things about this game on the internet or watching ESPN or NFL Network this week, you might have heard this stat: in games where the game-time temperature  was 32 or below, Peyton Manning is 3-7, [...]

Nov 302013

Last week: 18 (+0) Record: 5-6 The Titans haven’t really missed Jake Locker. He wasn’t the reason why they were winning and Ryan Fitzpatrick is one of the best backups in the NFL. They still have a very solid defense led by Jurrell Casey, Alterraun Verner, two Pro-Bowl caliber players, among other players who are [...]

Nov 282013

Tennessee Titans (5-6) at Indianapolis Colts (7-4) What the hell happened to the Colts? The same team that knocked off the Broncos, 49ers, and Seahawks before the bye has been playing terrible football in the four weeks since the bye, barely beating Tennessee and Houston by a field goal (after trailing early in both games), [...]

Nov 232013

Tennessee Titans (4-6) at Oakland Raiders (4-6) The Raiders may be 4-6, but they aren’t as good as their record. Their 4 wins have come against teams that are a combined 11-29. They are moving the chains at a 67% rate, as opposed to 73% for their opponents. Their defense has been surprisingly competent, but [...]

Nov 142013

Tennessee Titans (4-5) at Indianapolis Colts (6-3) Both of these teams lost as huge home favorites last week, the Colts lost 38-8 at home to the Rams and the Titans losing 29-27 to the Jaguars. It’s very likely both teams were caught looking forward to this huge divisional game and that last week’s performance was [...]

Nov 092013

Last week: 15 (+3) Record: 4-4 The Titans have Jake Locker back and have weathered the worst part of their schedule, which was Kansas City, Seattle, and San Francisco in back-to-back-to-back weeks. Assuming they beat the Jaguars this week, they will be 5-4 going into next week’s Thursday Night Game with the Colts. They play [...]

Nov 062013

Jacksonville Jaguars (0-8) at Tennessee Titans (4-4) The Jaguars are not very good. That’s obvious. However, everyone covers at some point. There’s a time, place, and a line where you can take any team. I think this is it for the Jaguars, as 11.5 point underdogs. There’s actually some value in betting on winless teams [...]

Oct 232013

Last week: 14 (+0) Record: 3-4 The Titans brought back Jake Locker this week surprisingly, even though he was not supposed to return until after their week 8 bye. That wasn’t a great idea as Locker didn’t look comfortable. His stats were fine, as he completed 25 of 41 for 326 yards, 2 touchdowns, and [...]

Oct 182013

San Francisco 49ers (4-2) at Tennessee Titans (3-3) I have legitimate concerns about the 49ers’ offense. Their defense is more than fine once again, as opponents move the chains at a 70% rate. Even without Aldon Smith, they have plenty of talent defensively. However, offensively it’s clear that Colin Kaepernick is not the same as [...]

Oct 172013

Last week: 15 (+1) Record: 3-3 The Titans hung tough in Seattle and were just the 2nd team to cover the spread there over the past 2 seasons. Ryan Fitzpatrick is obviously a limiting factor for this team and, to be fair, Jake Locker probably would have been as well once his interception rate increased [...]