About Tennessee Titans
The franchise established in 1960 as Houston Oilers. The team won the first two AFL Championships and later joined the NFL during the merger. In 1997 the franchise moved to Tennessee and in 1999 rebranded itself as Titans. It was also during the 1999 season when the team made all the way to Super Bowl but was defeated by the Rams. Since then, the Titans fortunes been mainly down as the last time the team reached playoffs was in 2008.
The team is a member of AFC South which they share with Colts, Texans and Jaguars, team’s colours are Navy, Titans blue, Red, Silver and White and the official mascot is a raccoon that has been selected to NFL Pro Bowls 8 times making it quite a popular mascot even outside of the NFL.
Head coaching duties belong to team’s previous assistant coach, Mike Mularkey who used to play as a tight end.
During the 2015 Draft the franchise put its hopes in Marcus Mariota, a quarterback from Oregon College choosing him with overall second pick.
He became the first rookie in NFL history to throw a “Perfect Game” in his first start. Well, that’s the way to let the world know about yourself!
A round later of the same draft the Titans picked a wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham to hopefully create a long listing dynamic duo between their youngsters.
He’s going to be helped by 2012 Draft’s first round selection, Kendall Wright, to create scoring opportunities for the Titans.
In the backfield Mariota will be mainly supported by a running back committee with Dexter McCluster playing an important role. McCluster also played as a wide receiver and punt returner leading the league in punt return yards in 2013.
Defensively the Titans can rely on pair of outside line-backers Brian Orakpo and Derrick Morgan. Orakpo has earned himself three trips to Pro Bowl, and he was named the Defensive Player of the week twice. He joined the team in 2015.
Morgan has spent all his career in Tennessee since 2010 when he was drafted in first round and his playing contributions earned him contract extension in 2015.
There’s also another pair of players worth the mention and they are safeties, DaNorris Searcy and Michael Griffin.
Searcy joined the Titans in 2015 after few years of productive play in Buffalo having recorded a defensive touchdown there.
Griffin on the other hand has been home grown talent having spent all his career with the franchise since 2007 where he was drafted in first round.
Tennessee Titans might not be a high profile team with big names to shout about but one might say that they are nearing completion of the rebuilding phase hoping to start getting into play offs soon.