Ok guys I am going to put my top ten Titans/Oliers players of all time out there and you guys can comment on it. Although, after you are done with your comments please put your top ten Titans/Oilers players of all time down. This should be a pretty fun article. Please also remeber that some players,on the Titans, will be on this list in a couple of years.
I think it's safe to say that most of us ,reading this article, Don't know much about Billy Cannon so let me refresh your memory. He played HB at LSU and was the Heisman trophy winner in 1959. He signed a year later with the Houston Oilers. 1960 ,the year Billy Cannon signed, was the start of the Houston Oilers franchise and the start of the AFL or American Football League. The Oilers won the first two AFL championships largely due to the abilitys of Billy Cannon in both the passing game and running game. He also excelled in both the kick and punt return game.
To say that Kyle Vanden Bosch has a endless motor that feeds off of punishing blows and quarterback sacks that he delivers upon opponent after opponent is a huge understatement. I have really enjoyed watching him play for the Titans and can't wait to see him this year in training camp and games. I ,as a Titans fan, would really ask you to watch him up close for a couple plays. He ,as does everybody on the Titans roster, goes 150% every play. He is always making trouble for the other team in some kind of way ,never gets tired, and plays with great speed and stamina.
The FREAK has been sniffing out quarterbacks and punishing runners for years ,and is still a very important part of the Titans pass rush and d-fense. Jevon has speed and a great ability to use his hands on offensive linemen for swim moves and much much more. He also holds the single season sack record for the Titans. Jevon has always been a very exciting player to watch because he utilizes every aspect of his game and dominates with it. I can't wait to see him this upcoming season.
Frank was a huge part of what the Titans/Oilers did for the time he played with them. His blocking,route running,and catching abilitys made him one of the NFL's most elite TE's in the games history. His greatness and toughness will never be forgotten. He put a new stamp on the postion and is a future Hall of famer.
Keith Bulluck is the best player to ever play LB. He has a unbeliebable ability to do everything well at his postion and plays with great heart and speed. Not to mention his well known leadership ability that is second to none. As a Titans fan, one of the things I really like about Keith is that he inspires his teamates to work and play harder. Year after year he gets better and better he doesn't slow down, He averages well over 100 tackles every year ,and has shown no signs of stopping. Keith will be a first ballot Hall of Famer.
The next player on our list spent 8 years ,delivering bone crushing shoulder charges, with the Titans/Oilers franchise. That man's name is Eddie George. He was a huge part of the Titans/Oilers for all of his career catching passes, running the ball ,and scoring touchdowns. He made an amazing impact on the game of football. He really loved running over people and work hard. He was the Heisman Trophy winner in 1995.
"AIR MCNAIR" ,one of the Titans most famous players and a future Hall of Famer, came into the NFL in 1995. He quickly became one of the most amazing players ever for the NFL and the Titans/Oilers franchise. He had great arm strength and very good accuracy. He was very elusive and would make great plays with his feet if needed. His overall ability to make plays with both his arm and feet make steve McNair a future Hall of Famer and one of the best to ever play the postion.
Warren Moon ,one of the NFL's great Quarterbacks, was a great leader and player for the Houston Oilers, but before he could get his shot in the NFL he would have to spend 6 seasons in the canadian league with the Edminton Eskimos. With the Eskimos he won 5 straight Greycups and set a new CFL record for passing yards with 5,648. In 1984 he got his shot in the NFL with the Oilers. With the Oilers he set a club record in single season passing yards a mark he would break four times. Moon is one of the franchises many great Quarterbacks that will never be forgotten
Earl Campbell ,one of the games best to ever play, ran over helpless defenders for years. His unique and unhuman like combination of power speed, and agility made him fit to be the rookie of the year in 1978 and helped him go to 7 pro bowls. He rushed for 9,407 yards in his career and also had 10,213 total yards and 74 TD's. He was the Heisman trophy winner in 1977 and is a Hall of Famer.
in the 1983 draft The Houston Oilers selected Bruce Matthews 9th overall. That move paid huge dividens for the great franchise for the next 19 seasons. Bruce went on to start an amazing 176 games and played in 296 games. He was a huge part of what the Titans/Oilers did ;anchoring the line at all three o-line postions (Center,Guard,and Tackle). He went on to be named first team All-Pro 9 times and earned 14 straight Pro bowl selections. He was named to the 90's all decade team as a guard and is the greatest o-lineman to ever play the game.