Blu3 World Order - Titans

Tennessee Titans knock out Jaguars at home, clinch Wildcard spot, and face Kansas City Chiefs Saturday

By: Brendan Smart (@bsmart21)

The Tennessee Titans used the term “Win and We are In” as their motto to get through their week 17 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Game Summary:

The Titans barely scooted past the Jaguars on Sunday evening, but the Titans defense stayed very stout throughout the frigid game. To say the offense was “clutch” is unfair, they were force fed points. Titans outside linebacker Brian Orakpo called this team “a cat with nine lives.” He is right, the Titans could have won the division weeks ago, but with the offense in a major drought, the Titans have been forced to lean on their relentless defense.
Titans Offensive Analysis:

Outside of a mean stiff arm from Mariota, and a well-executed Derrick Henry screen pass for a 66 yard touchdown, the Titans offense was bad. If you think the offense found its groove last night, you’re crazy. Mariota threw for 134 yards, and 66 of those yard were on one play. Not knocking Mariota, but rather the play calling. In the last two minutes of the first half, the Titans defense forced two turnovers in 28 seconds. Those turnovers on the Jaguars side of the field resulted in six points. Two Ryan Succop field goals, and while I love Succop, I, along with the fans love touchdowns more. It seems the offense has been given gifts all season by getting into the red zone only to stall miserably.

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Tennessee Titans season rides on regular season finale, again.

By: Brendan Smart (@bsmart21)

The Tennessee Titans have been all over the place in 2017, but I fully expected to see this. I wrote an article before the season opener that discussed how the Titans were “hyped” up. Then, I talked about the uncertainty of this season. Hype and uncertainty have been the tale of this season, unfortunately for the Titans.
Looking back on the 2017 season, Marcus Mariota did not take a step forward in his progression as a young quarterback in the NFL. Is it all his fault? Absolutely not, especially when he is in an offense built for an average quarterback. “Smashmouth” football as head coach Mike Mularkey calls it, leaves Mariota out of rhythm. Mularkey is like that boss that means well for his workers, but when he doesn’t hit quota, he’s pointing the finger.

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Tennessee Titans Tackle Ravens in Nashville

By: Brendan Smart (@bsmart21)

The Tennessee Titans headed into Sunday's match up verses the Baltimore Ravens looking to show the league their full potential.
First Quarter:

Offense:
The Tennessee Titans opened the game with a beautiful play action pass from Marcus Mariota to Rishard Matthews for 29 yards. But it seems that a lot of the Titans drives have stalled out just like their first one against the Ravens. A five play drive that ended in three Ryan Succop points. Back-to-back screen plays to Delanie Walker that was a gain of seven, but was pulled back on an Eric Decker “block in the back” penalty. Then, the other screen to Taywan Taylor went for a loss of four yards. The Titans offense sputtered, and that 4 play drive ended in a punt. The Titans offense on their second drive came out firing. Mariota had full command of the offense on a three play 46 yard drive that ended in six.
Defense:
A quick third and eight was quickly diagnosed by Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco on a 13-yard pass to Benjamin Watson up the middle. Then, a 14 yard run by Alex Collins gave the Ravens hope. Then on a fourth and seven, the Ravens pulled a fake punt, and converted. Following the fake punt Titans defensive front seven seemed to come to life with their backs against the wall. The Ravens first drive went 12 plays for 49 yards. The Titans defense entered the field on the Ravens 20-yard line, but after a play action pass from Flacco to Breshad Perrian, the Titans safety Kevin Byard had his fifth interception on the season.

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