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  1. Key categories: Some slight upticks

    Paul Kuharsky

    A relatively close loss in a game with the New York Jets that featured poor play provided a few slight upticks for the Tennessee Titans in some key categories. Tennessee gained one slot in total offense, one slot in total defense, one spot in pass...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Penalty against Wesley Woodyard crushed the Titans' chance to fin...

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- With a patchwork offensive line protecting second- and third-string quarterbacks and an opponent with an unthreatening offense, it was a game for the Tennessee Titans' defense to win. The Titans lost it. Tennessee lost to th...

    Blog | December 14, 2014
  3. RTC: Ray Horton doesn't think scheme is problem for Titans' defen...

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans ... The 3-4 is not at fault for the Titans' defensive issues, according to defensive coordinator Ray Horton. Jim Wyatt's piece on the problems. To which I say: Horton may be pushing it when he says: ...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  4. On the temptation to stray from one's defensive assignment

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Poor gap fits, undisciplined play and bad tackling have all been significant factors in the Titans' poor run defense. They're giving up a league-worst 141.5 ground yards per game. That they are still answering questions abou...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  5. Titans' terrible run defense awaits second chance against Arian F...

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans cannot stop the run. Their defense is surrendering a league-worst 145.4 yards a game. Their schedule has done them no favors, as six of the seven backs who have eclipsed 100 yards against them rank in the NFL's to...

    Blog | November 27, 2014
  6. Key categories: Third-down defense, scoring defense sink

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When the Philadelphia Eagles put up 43 points and converted 10 of 19 third downs in a win against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, that all ensured further tumbling by Tennessee in significant statistical categories. The third-d...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  7. Playing time: Brandon Ghee used a lot

    Paul Kuharsky

    Cornerback depth was tested for the Tennessee Titans on Sunday in Philadelphia. Brandon Ghee, who joined the team Oct. 8, played in the four previous games, but his work was almost exclusively on special teams. Ghee's time on defense with the ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  8. Prediction: Titans will lose to Eagles

    Paul Kuharsky

    A defense that wore down from 73 plays and 39:49 minutes on the field against the Pittsburgh Steelers will have trouble keeping up with the high tempo Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. I expect the Tennessee Titans will sur...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  9. Ray Horton on Titans' D: 'We're not going to be simple for them'

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The pace of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday shouldn't come as any level of surprise to the Tennessee Titans' defense at Lincoln Financial Field. Coaches and players typically look at coaching film -- which gives a soundless s...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  10. Key categories: Run defense moves near bottom

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Tennessee Titans gave up 204 yards to Le'Veon Bell and 206 ground yards to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night. It dropped the Titans to 31st in run defense. They dropped from an average of 136.6 yards allowed to 143.5. Only the New York G...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  11. Jon Gruden looks at the Titans' defense

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- As he prepared to call Monday night's Steelers-Titans game at LP Field, ESPN analyst Jon Gruden was kind enough to spend a few minutes discussing Tennessee with me. Here are some of his thoughts on the Titans' defense: The t...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  12. The Film Don't Lie: Titans

    Paul Kuharsky

    A weekly look at what the Tennessee Titans must fix. While the Titans defense has made some steady improvements, it's not helping the team in one key way. For Tennessee to have a chance to pull an upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night a...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  13. Titans defense was actually decent

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The 2-7 Titans aren't winning. Given that, it's understandable they are looking for areas where they can at least point to improvement. The defense allowed Justin Forsett 111 yards on 20 carries Sunday in Baltimore en route to ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  14. Ray Horton wonders where sacks have gone league-wide

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have 23 sacks, tied for ninth in the league. They rank sixth in the NFL in sacks per play. Still, it's hard to watch their defense and feel it produces sufficient pressure. Titans defensive coordinator R...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  15. Alarming numbers about Titans' drives

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A big byproduct of the Titans terrible third-down offense is few long drives. Few long drives means fewer opportunities to find rhythm and less time of possession to take pressure off the defense. Three stats that illustrate...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  16. RTC: Did the Titans wave the white flag with the QB move?

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans ... By turning to Zach Mettenberger, the Titans punted and now they are on defense, says David Climer of The Tennessean. It wasn't desperation, it was surrender -- at least for the short term. To whi...

    Blog | October 29, 2014