The All-Decade team for the Tennessee Titans from 2000-2010.
The franchise has been around many years, with tons of history and great players. But the Titans have only been in Tennessee for the past decade. From Chris Johnson to Blaine Bishop and many other Titans past and present, who tops the list as the best of the best Titans for the past 10 years?
QB- Steve McNair
There haven't been many to play this position for the Titans in the past 10 years, but some would argue Steve McNair is the best QB the Titans have ever had, period, posting 27,000 passing yards and near 200 total touchdowns as a Titan.
Notable: Vince Young
RB- Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson is arguably the best running back in the NFL today. In 2009, he had over 2,000 rushing yards and broke the record for yards from scrimmage. So far, he is 2-for-2, making the Pro Bowl in both of his first two seasons.
Notable: Eddie George
FB- Lorenzo Neal
Lorenzo Neal has blocked for some great running backs, and even though he played just one year for the Titans during the past decade (in 2000), he's still the best fullback the Titans have ever seen, posting four Pro Bowl appearances and two first-team All-Pro seasons.
WR- Derrick Mason
WR- Kevin Dyson
Derrick Mason takes the No. 1 spot rather easily with more than 6,000 receiving yards and 37 touchdowns as a Titan from 1997-2004.
Kevin Dyson may be remembered forever with the "Music City Miracle" play. But in five seasons with Tennessee he had over 2,000 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns.
Notables: Drew Bennet and Justin Gage
OT- David Stewart
OT- Brad Hopkins
OG- Bruce Matthews
OG- Benji Olson
C- Kevin Mawae
Tennessee never has a bad offensive line. Running backs like Eddie George and Chris Johnson couldn't be successful without great blockers. From Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews to current lineman David Stewart, the Titans have always had a great offensive line core.
TE- Frank Wycheck
Wycheck is currently a commentator for the Titans beside Mike Keith, but he used to be one of the elite tight ends in the NFL, racking up over 500 receptions and 5,000 receiving yards. He also had three Pro Bowl appearances and an All-Pro season in 2000.
Notable: Bo Scaife
DT- Albert Haynesworth
DT- Tony Brown
For seven years, Albert Haynesworth was the anchor of the Tennessee defensive line, tallying 24 sacks, more than 220 tackles and six forced fumbles. He is a two time Pro Bowler and two time All-Pro player.
Tony Brown was the man beside Haynesworth in the 4-3 defense, and has racked up 14 sacks since becoming a Titan in 2006.
DE- Jevon Kearse
DE- Kevin Carter
When Kearse was drafted from the University of Florida, he immediately came in and earned his nickname "The Freak" after racking up 14.5 sacks his rookie season. During his six years in the past decade with the Titans he has a total of 52 sacks.
Kevin Carter came to Tennessee from St. Louis in 2001. From 2001 to 2004 he continued his dominance as a defensive end across from Kearse totaling over 20 sacks himself.
Notable: Kyle Vanden Bosch
OLB- Keith Bulluck
OLB- David Thornton
MLB- Stephen Tulloch
As one of the best outside linebackers in the NFL, Keith Bulluck has been the base of Tennessee's defense since 2001. Drafted in 2000, Bulluck has been a Titan for ten years and has earned a trip to the Pro Bowl as well as All-Pro Honors twice. As a defensive captain for several years, Bulluck has over 750 tackles.
David Thornton came to Tennessee from Indianapolis in 2006 ready to play. He has helped Bulluck complete the outside linebacker position and has made a name for himself in Tennessee with over 350 tackles as a Titan.
Stephen Tulloch has been the middle linebacker for Tennessee since 2006. In four years as a Titan he has over 200 tackles and 3.5 sacks. He has also played in every game for Tennessee since he came into the league.
Notables: Randall Godfrey, Peter Sirmon
S- Blaine Bishop
S- Michael Griffin
CB- Cortland Finnegan
CB- Samari Rolle
Blaine Bishop was one of the best safeties of his time. He earned All-Pro rights three times and made the Pro Bowl four times in nine seasons as a Titan.
Michael Griffin has only been a Titan for three years and has already made a name for himself as one of the best safeties in the NFL. He has 11 interceptions since being drafted in the first round by Tennessee in 2007, including a Pro Bowl season in 2008.
Cortland Finnegan has become an elite corner back in the NFL. His smaller size created some doubt, but in four seasons as a Titan he has 11 interceptions—including one for a 99-yard touchdown—and a Pro Bowl bid in 2008 which dares any quarterback to underestimate him.
Many Titans fans were upset to see Samari Rolle leave Tennessee. Why wouldn't they be? He had 23 interceptions as a Titan, including a Pro Bowl season in 2001 and tied the record for interceptions in a game with three against Jacksonville.
Notable: Chris Hope, Nick Harper
K- Rob Bironas
P- Craig Hentrich
Rob Bironas has become arguably the best kicker in the NFL with incredible range. He is 136 for 161, including 35 made field goals in 2007. He is often remembered for hitting the 60-yard field goal that sealed the win against the Colts in 2006.
Craig Hentrich has been Tennessee's punter since 1998. He recently retired from the Titans, but was a special teams captain for many years and made the Pro Bowl twice.