Monday, July 18, 2005

Travis Henry, Come on Down

So, the Titans are picking up Travis Henry. In what many are claiming is a rebuilding year, this seems like an awfuly strange move. Personally, I kind of like it.

Fisher, Floyd and company must not be looking at this as a rebuilding year; they are obviously going with the idea that they have a hell of a chance. And who's to say they don't? I personally don't see it. With the Jaguars and Colts looking pretty damn awesome, and the Texans seem to be only moving up, this will be a tough division to win. And with the Patriots, a rebuilt Dolphins, an energized Bills team, an unbeatable looking Ravens, the Steelers, Moss on the Raiders, the Broncos, and Chiefs to even think the Titans will be above .500 is pushing it. But I'm glad the Titans aren't saying it or thinking it.

And remember the Titans seem to play best as the underdogs, so who the hell knows? Parity is a funny thing. Like I said, I will not be picking the Titans anywhere above third in their division, but it's nice to see them at least attempting to make something happen.


At 7/19/2005 08:40:00 AM, Blogger PaulNoonan said...

Either the Titans' front office has suddenly and without warning become very stupid, or else they think they have something here.

You're right, this is not the move of a rebuilding team. Teams like the Patriots acquire depth at runningback. Now I still see some glaring holes on your O-line, and that's crucial, but O-Linemen are trainable, and I certainly don't follow Titans camp as much as follow the NFC North teams, so for all I know they have a few young studs ready to fill in. They have the makings of a good offense if they get maybe 3.5 solid offensive linemen before the start of the season.

Could be a surprising team. Age of parity and all. But I still doubt it.

At 7/19/2005 08:53:00 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Their problem is still defense. Last year, the Titans offense was explosive, and surprisingly quick-strike capable when Billy Volek came in for McNair. This is a good pickup, but I'd like to have some more secondary.

At 7/19/2005 03:43:00 PM, Blogger PaulNoonan said...

I think your defense was just on the field to long last year. You've got some players.

I'm too much of a SABR stats nerd sometimes, but, for the record, I was going off of the Titans SaberStats from last year.

Offensively, they were the 26th most efficient team last year:

Defensively you were 23rd:

More here:

At 7/19/2005 05:17:00 PM, Blogger Chris said... thing that I always mentioned was that the quick-strike offense was hurting the defense because they weren't allowed to rest. And they got buried.


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