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My Plan For The Titans Offseason

Posted on: January 25, 2008 3:34 pm
Edited on: January 25, 2008 4:24 pm
1. Franchise Haynesworth until an agreement is made upon an incentive-laden contract for 4-6 years. (thank to drpeek2005 for the incentive revelation)

2.Sign D.J. Hackett after we bring him in. Mike Reinfeldt has already arranged a meeting at Baptist Sports Park so this may be old news, but i still think a nice vet like D.J. can help us out more than Eric Moulds did.

3.Release Brandon Jones and Chris Davis. A third year injury problem is not a good sign. Mike Williams showed promise with a Chow reunion but a Heimerdinger work ethic routine might work out better. I think he can be a nice WR if he snaps him into shape.

4.Re-Sign Ben Troupe to a 1-year deal. This kid was good in his rookie season... with guess who? Heimerdinger. If he can that potential back into talent like he had with Mike, we should have no problem at the TE position.

5.Look for another free agent OL like Ruben Brown, Alan Faneca, or Ryan Lilja. They'll be good competition for the guard spots which may be open with a possible Jacob Bell departure and/or Benji Olsen retirement.

6.Upgrade the opposite DL. If the Super Bowl-bound Giants can get things done with just 2 DE's imagine our dominance with that and Big Al in the center. Jared Allen is a nice prospect as well as DL Renaldo Wynn, Paul Spicer and Justin Smith.

7.Draft a WR (Malcolm Kelly or Limas Sweed) In the first round. Big guys like them with nice speed will get things done opposite a route runner like D.J. Hackett.

8.Don't neglect the RB Position! We were interested in Michael Turner before and we will be now. We'll be able to bring back out the 2RB sets we had when Henry was here. (Also a snippet from an article about our interest in him last year) "Agent Bus Cook said he hadn't had much time to talk with Turner, who was checking out of a Nashville hotel Monday afternoon. But he said Turner enjoyed his visit with the Titans." Obviously he likes us... and now we've got that Eddie George-like figure that was key to Heimerdinger's offense during what seemed to be our most recent glory days.

9. Second Round... LB? I think we should look deeply at MLB this year, but in the second round. We need competition to thin out the best of that position. Stephen Tulloch and Ryan Fowler were duking it out last preseason so why not bring someone else in who can be better.. THEN watch them try to play up to his level. They certainly don't want some rookie taking their job.

10. 3rd Round... Look at DL/OL depending on the talent at each line. I'd love to see a high-talent lineman around this pick and there's a deep class this year for it. At least i think so.

11.4th Round... Punter. Craig Hentrich is certainly not getting any younger and he was a good punter in his day. There isn't much grooming to do for a new punter, but we need to get one with a big leg. That way he'll take kickoff duties and not just ride the bench. He can also relieve Hentrich if for some reason our drive stalls out and so does Craig.

12. 5th-7th rounds... OL/DL Depth. We did a fairly good job at getting depth for the O-line this year but such a shallow group hurt us when injuries came last year.

13. Keep Pacman. The kid makes plays and if he stays out of trouble, great! If he doesn't, big deal. I'm not sure there's a lose here... We've done fine without him so he wouldn't be a huge loss if he were to leave the organization. We aren't exactly as needy for him as the Falcons were for Michael Vick.

Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2008 7:19 pm

My Plan For The Titans Offseason

Chris Davis is at best descent. He is fumble prone. yea he broke tackles now and the but i think pacman was better.Considering one was drafted 6th overall and the other was drafted 128th overall...thats not saying much

Somebody had to step in on PR's. 

Finnegan was a leading candidate but he stepped up his role at CB.  Again, another hole we had to fill because of Pukeman's absence.

Chris Henry is not a good returner IMO.  He has great speed but terrible vision.  That's why he does KR, not PR.

So I feel what you were saying T-I-T-A-N-S by this may not be what you want to see but it could be necessary.  I was just addressing dude's comments. 

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2008 12:58 am

My Plan For The Titans Offseason

I do like a lot of your ideas for the off-season.  I dont know if we will be able to get Micheal Turner here.  He is probably going to want alot of money and LenDale White did do a good jobe for us.  I would like to see us get D.J. Hackett.  I think that he is an under-rated reciever and would give us a deep threat.  In the draft i dont like to use a pick on a punter.  You can normally get a good one in FA or undrafted talent.  I do like your idea of getting Ol/DL depth... Most people don't realize that especially on defense how much they sub.  This past year we had alot of health issues on the O-line inside and it hurt us in the playoffs.  you do have an awesome blog. Keep it up!!!

Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: January 27, 2008 9:32 pm

My Plan For The Titans Offseason

Chris Davis is at best descent. He is fumble prone. yea he broke tackles now and the but i think pacman was better. and or defense was in the top 5 wasnt it? so keep Schwartz, theres no need to get rid of him.

Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2008 9:29 pm

My Plan For The Titans Offseason

Well these are sometimes not in the right order. I meant that after getting these new receivers that people would have to make room. Moulds is gone and i look for BJ and Chris to follow suit. I was thinking more along the lines of what they'd do than what i desire there.

Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: January 27, 2008 8:25 pm

My Plan For The Titans Offseason

Why do you want to get rid of Chris Davis?

He is shifty, but nothing special.  The rookie is a good slot guy and he did a "decent" job filling in for Pukeman on punt returns. 

Right now, we have to consider Justin Gage and Roydell Williams the 2 main men but behind them, we don't have much.  

Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: January 26, 2008 9:55 pm

My Plan For The Titans Offseason

14. Hire former Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams and fire Jim Schwartz as he looks at head-coaching jobs. We've got Dinger back, Let's get back Gregg too! We would return to our glory days by the time training camp comes around.

Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2008 9:32 pm

My Plan For The Titans Offseason

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