1. The Case For Vince Young

    When it comes to coaching, there's a fine line between stupid and clever. And oftentimes, the validity of a decision isn't based on the merits of the move itself; it's based on the luckiness of the result...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about almost 5 years ago 362 reads 4 comments

  2. Tennessee Titans Face Near Insurmountable Challenge Getting Back in AFC Race

    To start 0-2 is one thing. "We just have to get back on track; we still have a shot." To find yourself at 0-3? "Hey, teams have done it before; we have 13 games to go." But 0-4? Well, you're virtually out of hope...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about almost 5 years ago 269 reads 4 comments

  3. Tennessee Titans Fumbling Towards Respectability, One Game at a Time

    Every year in the NFL, there is plenty of parity that inevitably boosts ratings; "any given season" is the new "any given Sunday."   This year, however, there are more plot twists than a LOST season finale...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about almost 5 years ago 230 reads 7 comments

  4. Diminishing Returns: Can Tennessee Stop The Bleeding on Special Teams?

    The task seemed simple enough.   Catch the ball, and run towards the end zone. It's something that kickoff and punt returners do every week in this league...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about almost 5 years ago 124 reads 0 comments

  5. Glimmer Of Hope: Three Reasons Tennessee Can Still Make the NFL Playoffs

    The Titans were able to taste victory Sunday after a hard-fought battle with an AFC rival.   Trouble is, they were the wrong Titans...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about almost 5 years ago 599 reads 2 comments

  6. Ravens Redux in New York: Titans To Face a Familiar Foe

    Here we go again. Another must-win game, another formidable foe for the Titans. While Tennessee and the New York Jets don't exactly share a storied rivalry steeped in bitterness, there are a ...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about almost 5 years ago 113 reads 0 comments

  7. Week Two Roundup: Helter Skelter in the AFC South

    "Why not us?" It's becoming an all-too-familiar rallying cry for mediocre teams struggling to get over the hump. Illusions of grandeur? Perhaps, but these days any given season could be any given team's year...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about almost 5 years ago 89 reads 1 comments

  8. Best of the Worst: The 0-2 Power Rankings

    Going into week three, there are nine teams that have yet to taste victory this season. While being 0-2 hardly spells complete disaster, it does, however, make a serious playoff run a bit harder...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about almost 5 years ago 294 reads 6 comments

  9. Titans' Defense M.I.A. in Texas Shootout

    It's a safe bet that nobody saw this coming. While neither the Titans' not the Texans' winning or losing would have been classified as an upset—both have high expectations this season—an ...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about 5 years ago 245 reads 7 comments

  10. Love 'Ya, Blue: The 10 Best Players in Oilers/Titans History

    With all of the hype and promise surrounding this year's talented Tennessee Titans squad, it is sometimes easy to forget the long lost days of lore. Their thirty seven years in Houston makes it almost seem like it was a different franchise altogether...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about 5 years ago 2,495 reads 11 comments

  11. Party Like It's 1999: Jevon Kearse Aims To Return to Old Form

    "Injury prone." "Underachiever." "One-trick pony." Many negative labels have been attached to Tennessee Titans defensive end Jevon Kearse throughout his career—some deserved, some not...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about 5 years ago 219 reads 3 comments

  12. Tennessee Titans in Search of Killer Instinct

    So much for peaking early. After Thursday night's 13-10 overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Tennessee Titans found themselves in relatively unfamiliar territory. 0-1. In times like this, the old Nietzsche axiom-cum-cliché rings true..

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about 5 years ago 237 reads 8 comments

  13. Steelers and Patriots and Chargers, Oh My!

    Super Bowl XXXIV, Atlanta, GA. Jaguars 27, Vikings 20. Don't remember it? Of course not. That's because the experts are almost never right...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about 5 years ago 287 reads 2 comments

  14. Super Bowl Or Bust: Tennessee Aims to Get Over The Hump

    One yard. One hash mark. Three $5 foot longs away from the Vince Lombardi trophy. It has been nine seasons since Kevin Dyson and Mike Jones met up for "The Tackle," the play that ...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about 5 years ago 471 reads 47 comments

  15. Jeff Fisher: The Paragon of Stability

    In an era where some NFL franchises see more firings than division titles, it is quite a feat for a coach to last five seasons in the league...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about 5 years ago 206 reads 8 comments

  16. Sealing The Deal: Titans Aim to Finish Preseason Strong

    The dress rehearsal is almost over. The starters are playing for more than one or two series at a time. Pink slips are flying around locker rooms like post-Super Bowl confetti, with ...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about 5 years ago 226 reads 1 comments

  17. 2009 Titans Poised to Pick Up Where They Left Off

    On paper, the Tennessee Titans are in good shape. The 13-3 playoff team returns the majority of its starters, and figures to play with a chip on its shoulder after a 2008 season that many regard as having prematurely ended in a bitter loss to Baltimore.

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about 5 years ago 175 reads 1 comments

  18. Diamonds in the Rough: The Top 10 NFL Draft Steals of the Modern Era

    This time of year, the NFL Draft inevitably ingites endless speculation; from the "Biggest Busts" lists to the ubiquitous mock drafts, there are enough "if/then" scenarios to make one's head spin...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 5 years ago 5,675 reads 47 comments

  19. The Josh Pastner Scouting Report, Volume Two

    "Tireless Recruiter." "Superior work ethic." Tim Floyd? Mike Anderson? Negative. Try Josh Pastner. Talk about your "wow!" hire, indeed. It's just that it's on the other end of the spectrum; more of a panicked "OMG!" than a confident "LOL...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 5 years ago 947 reads 2 comments

  20. The 10 Most Memorable Moments of the Coach Calipari Era

    At the time of this writing, University of Memphis basketball coach John Calipari is most likely hours away from finalizing a deal that will bring him to the University of Kentucky. Time to roll out the retrospectives...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 5 years ago 1,203 reads 2 comments

  21. Strength Vs. Strength: All Tigers Matchup Promises to Be a Fast-Paced Affair

    Memphis and Missouri...Tigers versus Tigers...speed versus speed. In a game not exactly starving for story lines, these two teams find themselves bracing for a potential shootout for the ages...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 5 years ago 469 reads 1 comments

  22. Antonio Anderson, Robert Dozier's Legacies Cemented, Regardless of Outcome

    141. 135 down, six to go. For University of Memphis seniors Antonio Anderson, Robert Dozier, and Chance McGrady, already the winningest four-year players in NCAA Division I history, that is ...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 5 years ago 302 reads 2 comments

  23. In a Topsy-Turvy Season, Bracketology Nearly Rendered Moot

    We've all heard of the Madden Curse. And perhaps even of the Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx. Yet who knew that being the number one team in the country would carry such dubious distinction ...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 5 years ago 120 reads 2 comments