Titan Up! Season 1 Archive

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    Introducing Titan Up! We are a fan driven site that will give the pulse from the PX1 Titans from the fans perspective. We are 100% fans of the Titans so just remember that fan is short for fanatic. We will not hold back here. With that said, we will give you the facts, sometimes when others won't.

    After a horrific loss to the winless 49ers we wanted to take a deeper look into what is wrong with the current team. At 7-7, the Titans have severely under-performed and it shows by the fact that they will most likely be sitting at home watching the playoffs.

    We will start with the good. The defense has played well enough in virtually every game to keep the team in it. Outside blowouts against the Seahawks and Texans, the argument could be made that any other game could have been won. So let's just say that they pull out the win in two of the other 5 losses. They would be sitting at 9-5, in complete control of their own destiny. Here are the numbers.

    The defense is ranked 8th in points allowed at 22 points per game.
    They are ranked 7th in total yards per game at 305.
    They are ranked 7th in rushing defense at 82 yards per game.
    They are ranked 23rd in pass defense at 223 per game.

    Dick Lebeau has done an excellent job with this team and we believe these numbers would be even better if not for the turnovers and terrible passing game. About that passing game...

    Here are Mariota's numbers since his rookie year:
    2015 - 230/370 2818 yds 19 TDs 10 INTs with a rating of 91.5
    2016 - 276/451 3426 yds 26 TDs 9 INTs with a rating of 95.6
    2017 - 199/309 2677 yds 10 TDs 17 INTs with a rating of 78.9

    This is a huge disappointment to the momentum he had built in his first two seasons. O/C Terry Robiski and QB coach Jason Michaels have got to go. Robiski's run offense has been great but as soon as teams start to stack the box, he has no answer. The pass route combinations are more vanilla than my nephew's middle school team. There is just no creativity in his scheme so when the running game is shut down it's over. Mariota is in a critical time in his career so these changes need to be made now before the effects are irreversible.

    This is a young team with solid stars on both sides of the ball so while this season was certainly a disappointment, the future is bright if the team ownership will make the necessary moves to get to the next level.

    Now let's just hope that the Titans can find a way to win their last two games. And I don't have a schedule in front of me but we need to root for whoever is playing the Steelers, Jets and Jags.

    Until next time, for everything PX1 Titans, we are Titan Up!
     
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    The PX1Titans finish up season 1 with a wildcard loss to the Broncos 34-31. They finished the regular season 9-7 with plenty of ups and downs along the way. Here is a recap of the stats of season 1.

    The Good:

    The rushing attack was good all year as the team finished 4th in the NFL with an average of 158 yards per game. DeMarco Murray finished with 1351 yards and 10 TDs and Derrick Henry added another 836 yards and 11 TDs.

    Adoree Jackson: He had an impressive rookie campaign as he led the team in solo tackles........Wait? Is this really a good thing? A rookie cornerback led the team in solo tackles! Anyways, he also came through with 5 INTs and 1 pick 6. He also contributed in special teams with two punt return TDs on the year.

    Jurrell Casey had his best sack season yet coming in at 17 on the season. He is in the prime of his career and constantly wreaks havoc in the opponents backfield almost every game. He is the team's defensive MVP.

    Logan Ryan led the team with 8 INTs and won the AFC DB of the year award. Logan's play may explain why Adoree led the team in tackles as they pretty much stayed away from Logan all year.

    The defense finished 6th overall with the 4th best rushing defense in the league.

    Not So Good:

    The Titans offense finished 28th in the league in the passing game and Mariota had his worst year yet with an 86 QB rating and 15 TDs and 17 INTs.

    The passing defense wasn't much better as they finished 22nd in the league.

    As for the staff... Mularky has been signed to a 3 year contract extension. We are still waiting to find out if Dick LeBeau is coming back for his 54th season in the NFL. As we demanded a few weeks ago, it appears that the team will NOT resign offensive coordinator Mike Robiski. Let's hope that the team brings in someone that doesn't waste the tools that Mariota has and maybe even opens the field up a little. Stay tuned for word on the coaching staff. We expect news to drop any day on this story moving forward.

    All in all, not a bad year from the Titans. 9-7 and a playoff birth is hopefully only the beginning of this young and hungry PX1 Titans team.

    Stay tuned for any breaking news involving the staff, free agency and a draft preview which will be coming soon.

    Titanup!
     
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    The offseason is here and man did it start with a bang! We don't even know where to start. Actually, yes we do. Let's start with honoring one of the greatest defensive minds in the history of the NFL. Coach LeBeau has retired after 58 consecutive years in the league. I'm sure I speak for all PX1Titans fans when I say, thank you very much coach! You will be missed.

    So, who did the team hire to fill these enormous shoes? In what we consider a great move, they went straight to the best defense in the league last year, the Seahawks, with assistant defensive coach, Travis Jones. He has been an assistant coach under Dan Quinn for all but the last two years. Many say he is a rising star in the league and we are very excited to see what he will bring to the table in Nashville. The first thing that comes to mind is that the PX1Titans will be returning to the 4-3. After the last two years in the 3-4 under LeBeau, this transition is expected to be a smooth one with the majority of the players playing the 4-3 previously in their career. We will have to wait and see what Coach Jones' style will be now that he will be calling the plays, but we can only hope that it resembles what they do in Seattle.

    On the offensive side of the ball, Coach Robiskie's contract expired and the team did not offer an extension. We have been critical of Robiskie and his play calling this year. Also, Mariota had his worst year as a pro last season under Robiskie and we are confident this was a needed change. The PX1Titans called on the services of the Saints former QB coach, Joe Lombardi. Drew Brees thrived under Lombardi’s guidance from 2009-13, completing 2,147-of-3,149 passes (68.2%) for 24,823 yards with 195 touchdowns, only 78 interceptions and a 102.1 rating. He was named to the Pro Bowl each of those seasons. During Lombardi’s tenure as his position coach, Brees also carried an NFL-record 54 game streak with at least one touchdown pass from 2009-12 and also set the league’s single-season completions (468) and completion percentage record (71.2%) in 2011, both of which still stand. Brees enjoyed his most prolific season in 2011 under Lombardi’s supervision, when he completed 468-of-657 passes for what was then an NFL record 5,476 yards with 46 touchdowns and a 110.6 passer rating.

    Before rejoining the Saints in 2015 as QB coach, he served two seasons as the Lions O/C. In 2014 under his supervision, Detroit’s offense gained 5,452 total net yards, which was then the eighth-highest total in franchise history. QB Matthew Stafford led the Lions to five victories when trailing or tied in the fourth quarter or overtime as Detroit finished 11-5 and qualified for the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

    We can't wait to see what he does with Mariota and the young weapons the team has.

    The coaching staff is complete and we are now ready to see what the team does in free agency and the upcoming draft.

    For this information and more, you know where to get it... Right here at TitanUp!
     
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