Are the Tennessee Titans cursed?
Do the Titans refuse to conduct background checks on incoming rookies? How far does talent level get a player before even the Titans refuse to draft them?
The Titans are not the only team that has had star players arrested. The Titans are not the only team with players who have issues. However, news breaking of Kenny Britt arrested after evading police sure sounds familiar in Nashville.
Last season Britt emerged as a viable fantasy option, posting nine touchdowns in 12 games, including an incredible three-touchdown, 225-yard performance against the Eagles. Unfortunately, Britt was injured the following week and missed the next four games.
Despite his injuries, Britt was the Titans' leading receiver in yards (775), touchdowns (9) and yards per catch (an impressive 18.5). Nate Washington started every game at receiver and could only match Britt with 42 receptions.
The Titans are thin at the receiver position, and if Britt can’t play in 2011 it only adds to the drama building up in Tennessee.
In 2006, the Titans drafted quarterback Vince Young with the third overall pick, despite a Wonderlic score of six out of a possible 50 points. In September of 2008, “VY” had a psychiatric evaluation, talked of suicide to a therapist and went missing after being benched for Kerry Collins.
Young had an impressive 26-13 starting record, with a 0-1 playoff record, despite an unimpressive quarterback rating. His time in Tennessee may also be over this offseason.
In 2005, the Titans drafted a troubled player named Adam Jones, better known by the nickname “Pacman.” After only two years in the league and a Las Vegas strip club incident, Jones was suspended by the league for the 2007 season.
Pacman would later be traded to the Cowboys after yet another strip club incident.
With this latest incident, the Titans may seek to supplement their receiving corps through the upcoming NFL Draft. WR is one of the most difficult positions to make a transition to in the NFL, as instant playmakers are not common.
At Tennessee's 8th overall selection, A.J. Green and Julio Jones may not be available options; same goes for Cam Newton or Blaine Gabbert.
Oh well. Coach Munchak, welcome to the Tennessee Titans, where you just have to “be competitive” to keep your job.