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  1. Observation Deck: Tennessee Titans

    Paul Kuharsky

    ATLANTA -- The Titans were not crisp enough for coach Ken Whisenhunt early during their 24-17 win in Atlanta, and Whisenhunt let them know about it at halftime. Some starters on defense played through the third quarter as punishment. "I was pis...

    Blog | August 23, 2014
  2. Titans seek better mentality on D at start

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans' first-team defense has given up long touchdown drives to open both preseason games so far, a development that seems pretty discouraging. Coach Ken Whisenhunt thinks the way the first unit responded said go...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  3. Titans' leniency for offsides is long gone

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For the bulk of the time since the franchise was invented as the Titans, Tennessee was willing to accept an occasional offside penalty from its defense. The thinking -- predominantly from long-time defensive line coach Jim Wash...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  4. Horton runs scout team, learns more D

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans worked some in Thursday's practice with a scout team running plays off cards. It was unusual that the scout team -- an offense or defense running someone else's scheme and plays -- was often composed of fir...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  5. McCarthy, Fokou fighting for spots

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Colin McCarthy has started 19 games in three seasons for the Tennessee Titans. He was a defensive captain in 2012. Moise Fokou started 12 games for Tennessee in 2013. Now in Ray Horton's new 3-4 defense, the middle linebackers ...

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  6. RTC: McCourty seeks more splash plays

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans ... The Titans' new 3-4 defensive front could benefit end Mike Martin, a 2012 third-rounder, says David Climer of The Tennessean. There are still plenty of things to clean up on defense. The Titans l...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  7. Titans: Seven-on-seven now seven-on-eight

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Seven-on-seven is a standard football drill. The quarterback and his five eligible receivers (joined by an equipment guy serving as the center) take on the back end of the defense. The offensive and defensive linemen are els...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  8. Titans Camp Report: Day 3

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A daily review of the hot topics coming out of Tennessee Titans training camp: Late in the pre-practice walk-through when the offense and defense work independent of each other, offensive assistant Luke Steckel, who was runni...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  9. RTC: Considering Sankey's vision, burst

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans... Free-agent addition Wesley Woodyard feels like the offseason helped bring the team together and likes the defense Ray Horton is building, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. Versatility is a key to th...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  10. Will Locker, new defense sink Titans?

    Paul Kuharsky

    ESPN analyst Field Yates sees four teams as regression candidates in the 2014 NFL season. The Titans are one of them. Yates hits on the obvious reasons -- the uncertainty surrounding Jake Locker, the necessity of Justin Hunter to become "a ref...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  11. RTC: Derrick Morgan loving new defense

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans ... Derrick Morgan had some questions and concerns when he first heard about the Titans defensive changes, but he's loving things already, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. To which I say: Morgan q...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  12. Altered defensive fronts don't need time

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans' shift from a 4-3 front to a 3-4 alignment doesn't come with a plea for patience. Changing the shape of a defense isn't a multiple-year process in today's NFL, and the Titans don't have to look far for evid...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  13. Bostad: Line calls are not too complex

    Paul Kuharsky

    More detailed offensive line calls could make things more complicated for the Titans. But left tackle Michael Roos said in mid-April the complexity could really spell trouble for defenses. On my Nashville radio show, The Midday 180, we spoke this ...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  14. Time for Titans to turn to defense

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans made just two picks in the first two days of the NFL draft. Tackle Taylor Lewan and running back Bishop Sankey should help fortify the offense. But the Titans won't add a defender until at least the fou...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  15. Wilson, Pollard familiar with new defense

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When they signed him last year, veteran safety George Wilson immediately became a resource for young defensive backs on the Tennessee Titans. That may be even more so the case now, because Wilson already has a good handle on th...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  16. Morgan, Wimbley begin new life as backers

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The revamped front of the Tennessee Titans' defense will take a good while to take form. A draft pick or two could be added to the mix, and coaches have plenty of time to assess players and skill sets and try people in differen...

    Blog | April 29, 2014