Cortland Finnegan's Re-Energized Career

The Titans defense entered the 2nd half of the season wanting to get back to discipline football. A big part of that attitude comes from cornerback Cortland Finnegan, but not to the point where attitude out-performs his execution. Is that all in the past? Finnegan facing the Houston Texans was as good of a game as any to find out. Jonathan Hutton reports. ...Read More

Jason Jones Says Best Is Yet To Come

After two shoulder surgeries in two seasons, Jason Jones was excited about his move to defensive end in 2011. He still is...even though his first four games haven't been as productive as he would have hoped. Mike Keith reports. ...Read More

Hasselbeck Discusses Career Start

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Damian Williams Trying To Live Up To Expectations

It's cliche...but so true. You really are one play away from a chance. For Damian Williams, that opportunity came with the knee injury to Kenny Britt. As Jonathan Hutton reports, the former 3rd-round pick isn't trying to think about living up to big expectations. ...Read More

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Michael Roos & Jake Scott On Titans Run Game

Certainly everyone had an answer for the Titans run game woes -- and everyone wanted an answer for why CJ tallied just 100 yards through the first 3 games. Mike Keith seeked those answers from the guys blocking for Chris Johnson...Michael Roos and Jake Scott. ...Read More

Nate Washington's Inconsistency Label

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Dave Ball Fits In...Again

Dave Ball's not the glamorous one. The sack numbers don't attract the national attention. This is a guy the NFL basically left behind. Out of football in 2007, reclamated by former defensive line coach Jim Washburn -- and succeeding even after Washburn's departure. ...Read More

Kenny Britt On Edge Of Special

Consider Kenny Britt's start to the 2011 season. Britt earned back-to-back 100-yard performances and flashed on film like never before. If Britt can stay a consistent playmaker, he's on the edge of something special. Jonathan Hutton 1-on-1 with Kenny Britt. ...Read More

Jamie Harper's Rookie Role

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Shaun Smith's Dedication To Trash Talk

While Chris Johnson tries to pile up yards, Shaun Smith tries to limit the Jaguars rushing yards. The South Carolina product is by far the most vocal addition to the Titans roster this season, maybe ever. Jonathan Hutton tried to find out if the big body defensive tackle EVER stops talking. ...Read More

Jason McCourty's September 11 Memory

Memories flooded through all of our minds on the 10th anniversary of 9-11. For those that lived where the tragedy occured -- like Shanksville, Washington DC, New York City -- the pictures, sounds and emotions remain most raw. That's the case for Jason McCourty, who grew up in New Jersey with a New York connection. ...Read More

Rusty Smith Battling For Spot

The Titans hand-picked Rusty Smith in the 2010 NFL Draft and he entered last year's training camp as a coach's favorite. A guy they thought could develop into a true pro prospect. But a project -- not someone to start a regular season game in Houston as a rookie. Jonathan Hutton reports. ...Read More

Stafon Johnson's Next Comeback Story

In 2010 there was an amazing comeback story on the surface at Qwest Field in Seattle. However, Titans running back Stefon Johnson suffered another setback for a young football player who you thought could not take any more. Mike Keith finds out why he's made it back for 2011. ...Read More

Jake Scott Goes Behind The CBA

Preseason Week 1 of 2011 wouldn't have been played had a new CBA not been negotiated. One of those at the center of it all -- Titans player representative Jake Scott -- gave Jonathan Hutton a look of what it was like behind the closed doors. ...Read More

Behind The Scenes With NFL Official Ed Hoculi

Titans Radio takes you behind the scenes with one of the NFL's most respected referees. And here's betting that the job is much more complicated than you or most fans realize. ...Read More

Jared Cook Remembering Kenny McKinley

Kenny McKinley wasn't just a teammate with Jared Cook at South Carolina, the two dynamic SEC athletes were roommates in college. When McKinley took his own life in September, Cook was obviously shocked, stunned, and saddened. As Jonathan Hutton reports, Cook now carries McKinley with him throughout the season. ...Read More

Britt Earning Respect Against Defensive Coverage

Think Dallas cornerback Mike Jenkins knows Kenny Britt better than he did before the receiver's huge Week 5 performance? Jenkins should have recognized the Rutgers product from his days at South Florida inside the Big East Conference. But -- as Britt told Mike Keith -- Jenkins didn't recognize him until the second half. ...Read More

Playing For True Love of the Game: Nashville Storm Football

They hold full time jobs and most support a family, but members of the Nashville Storm football team take time out of their busy lives to play the game they love. Some played in the NFL, others are re-living glory days of high school games of the past, but Jonathan Hutton found out each player plays for love of the game. ...Read More

Hutton: Inside The CBA Negotiations

When will the NFL owners and players come together on a new CBA in 2011? At what impact on the off-season? Questions. Uncertainty. Jonathan Hutton tries to provide at least some possible answers with those covering the developments. ...Read More

Jason Jones Says Haynesworth Not Missed

LP Field witnessed some of the best and worst Albert Haynesworth had to offer. The Redskins' Big 92 returned to Nashville -- where defensive tackle Jason Jones -- like so many Titans fans -- watched Haynesworth in amazement. ...Read More

Hutton: Making Most Of Randy Moss

The #1 question for the Titans entering the first game with Randy Moss in uniform? How does Tennessee make the most of the unexpected marriage. Titans Radio's Jonathan Hutton explores the issue. ...Read More

Robert Johnson Someone To Cheer For

Gang violence has rocked South Central LA for the past 20 years. To escape that violence and its crippling bonds, you need a unique talent -- and people around you that will not let you fail. As Larry Stone explains, Titans rookie safety Robert Johnson had both. ...Read More

Hutton: Titans CB Verner Coming Of Age

A rookie coming of age on the field. It's happening in the Titans secondary with UCLA cornerback Alterraun Verner. Tennessee's newest starter was fantastic in offseason camp and preseason games, but as Jonathan Hutton reports Verner has now translated his preseason success to the real NFL. ...Read More

Rick Neuheisel On Alterraun Verner

Perhaps no one knew Titans rookie cornerback Alterraun Verner's value coming into the draft more than UCLA head coach Rick Nueheisel. The Bruins coach explained why Verner should make an immediate impact for Tennessee in 2010 and for seasons to come. ...Read More

Derrick Morgan Motivated By Pierre-Paul Selection

Derrick Morgan's ties to New York goes beyond his hometown. Many thought Morgan might be a Giant. New York instead chose Jason Pierre-Paul -- a player most experts thought would be a Titan. Two games into his NFL career, Derrick Morgan sat down with Titans Radio's Jonathan Hutton to talk about past links and where he's poised to go from here. ...Read More

Jason Jones Making Up For Lost Time

Getting Jason Jones off the injury report has certainly shown up in the preseason and Week 1 against Oakland. Considered an up and comer last year at this time, a shoulder injury wasted most of Jones' 2009 season. Now, the defensive lineman wants to make up for the lost time. ...Read More

Michael Griffin Puts '09 Distractions Behind Him

Perhaps no one summed up the Titans woes of 2009 better than Michael Griffin. At various points in the season you were left wondering what happened to the old Michael Griffin. The former Texas Longhorns safety wondered that himself. ...Read More

Tulloch Finding His Voice On Defense

The number of new names on the 2010 Titans defense is striking. Also striking, Stephen Tulloch stands as one of the veterans on the defense. Only Vincent Fuller's been part of the system longer. Jonathan Hutton found out Tulloch has been preparing for this...for a long time. ...Read More

McRath Worried About Reputation After Suspension

Titans linebacker Gerald McRath couldn't participate in the electricity of Week 1 in the NFL. He missed out on a week of anticipation. Suspended by the league for four games, McRath wasn't allowed to have contact with the Titans. As Jonathan Hutton found out, McRath is hurt more about the idea of being pegged as a player looking for an advantage with performance enhancing drugs. ...Read More

Hawkins Finds Help From Former Titans WR

Much of the credit for Hawkins' emergence in training camp goes to him. He realized he was teetering and on the verge of losing his NFL chance. Hawkins got to work and enlisted help...in the greatest receiver in Titans history. Derrick Mason. ...Read More

Chris Johnson: High Expectations After 2,006

The story following Chris Johnson's offseason had more to do about his contract than his record performance of 2009. Johnson told Jonathan Hutton he wouldn't be satisfied untile he has a new, long-term deal, but his sites are set on more than a big payday for 2010. ...Read More

Blog: Hutton's Take On Latest Titans, Vols Headlines

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Javon Ringer: Earned Bigger Role In 2010

Think less. Play more. It's a consistent theme from coaches when they talk about young players. Over time it all seems to come together. Perfect example -- Javon Ringer. Jonathan Hutton sits down with the man who's cemented his spot as Chris Johnson's backup. ...Read More

Gregg Williams Finally Gets His Ring

The Saints will raise the Super Bowl banner when the regular season begins and soaking it all in will be former Titans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. As those final seconds ticked off the clock in Miami, Williams couldn't help but to think about the 1999 trip to Atlanta, his first Super Bowl experience. ...Read More

More Titans News From Titans Radio

News from practice and LP Field. Exclusive audio from the locker room. Interviews with your favorite players from Mike Keith, Frank Wycheck and Larry Stone. THIS is Titans Radio. ...Read More

Bryce Brentz Finds Motivation Through Twin Brother

Middle Tennessee centerfielder Bryce Brentz entered the Sun Belt Conference Tournament with expectations of declaring early for the MLB Draft. Brentz, as it turns out, has a twin brother who isn't able to play the game both brothers love. Jonathan Hutton tells the story of how one brother plays the game through the other. ...Read More

Goodell Talks With Titans Fans

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32 Teams in 32 Days: Oakland Raiders

The Raiders like to talk about how much speed and talent this team has. The underlying notion is that the Raiders possess an untapped wealth of young ...Read More

#Twittertrends Week of August 23rd - 29th

Amar'e Stoudemire (#amaretriviaquiz) Every week the newest New York Knick center, Stoudemire (@Amareisreal), puts on a trivia quiz on twitter. First, he tells his follows that today's is tha day for a quiz ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs no longer have an identity crisis. They went through a painful transformation last season, but they have gone back to their roots by restoring the Tampa ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Carolina Panthers

The Panthers won’t be expected to do much given the way they got ride of their team of well-known veterans in the offseason. They will rely on their two running backs ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: New Orleans Saints

Returning almost every starter from their Super Bowl championship team, the Saints are primed for another deep playoff run. And as long as QB Drew Brees is healthy ...Read More

DVR Alert August 23 - 29

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32 Teams in 32 Days: Atlanta Falcons

Last season, the Falcons struggled against a difficult schedule and with a number of injuries. Though health can’t be predicted, it does appear that Atlanta has a much ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars’ franchise is pointing up, but they still have a ways to go. They’ve finished last in the AFC South the past two years. Weaver has laid out his expectations and ...Read More

Fantasy Friday: August 20th

Who to Start: Shane Victorino - OF - Philadelphia Phillies: Since coming off the DL August 12, Victorino has proven how important he is to the Phillies lineup. In the seven games since coming back he has his four multi-hit ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Houston Texans

A team that flirted with playoff contention last year addressed its most pressing needs at running back and in the secondary. Grabbing the AFC South ...Read More

#Twittertrends Week of August 16th - 22nd

This summer Edwards (@OfficialBraylon) has done some media relations work of his own by growing a very large beard that will most likely get him stopped at any airport to be ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Indianapolis Colts

It’s not a secret many in NFL nation are tired of the Colts and Peyton Manning (I certainly am). But unless this team suffers a spate of injuries at key positions, be prepared ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Tennessee Titans

If Tennessee’s pass defense returns from its one-year sabbatical, the team has a chance to reach the playoffs, likely as a wild card in the rugged AFC South. And any team ...Read More

GALLERY: Celebs / Athlete Couples

Celebrity and athletes seem to be mixing it up quite a bit these days, especially with football season beginning. Here's a photo gallery of a few of the rich, powerful and beautiful celebrity/athlete pairings. ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Minnesota Vikings

The Vikings will enter the season as a legitimate Super Bowl contender if, as expected, Brett Favre returns for a second season. This is a veteran team full of stars ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Green Bay Packers

The pieces are there or at least the Packers’ front office is convinced they are. The Packers were, as usual, a nonfactor in free agency, and they drafted with an eye ...Read More

DVR Alert August 16 - 22

What to watch for this week in Sports: August 16 - 22

Monday 16th - MLB Baseball: Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees (Scherzer vs. Vazquez) on FSD, YES at 7:05pm/est; Los Angeles Dodgers at Atlanta Braves ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Detroit Lions

The Lions now have some blue-chip talent in place, especially at the most important position in QB Matt Stafford. Now it’s time to see if the coaching staff can turn ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Chicago Bears

The Bears are a better team than last year, but they might not be good enough to get to the postseason from a division that also includes the ...Read More

Fantasy Friday: August 13th

Who to Start: Jason Kubel - OF – Minnesota Twins: Only 50% of Yahoo fantasy owners have Kubel starting, which is odd since he is on a tear the last seven days. He is batting .318 (7-for-22) and in the seven hits he has ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Cleveland Browns

The Browns’ strong finish in 2009 does not erase the bad start and the Browns were a very, very bad team in ‘09. They have responded to a dismal season by reshuffling their quarterbacks ...Read More

#Twittertrends Week of August 9th - 15th

LeBron James (#kingjames)

“Don’t think for one minute that I haven’t been taking mental notes of everyone taking shots at me this summer. And I mean everyone!” ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens have the look of a legitimate Super Bowl contender, with most of the pieces in place for a deep run. They have a great defense, a mean running game, an above-average ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Cincinnati Bengals

The Bengals made a huge splash with acquiring Terrell Owens and I think they will reap the benefits from him. Owens, Antonio Bryant and rookie TE Jermaine Gresham ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Pittsburgh Steelers

So much falls on the running game, the defense and Troy Polamalu. You have to wonder if each can support the weight. And will Ben Roethlisberger be worth ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Washington Redskins

Improving on a 4–12 record won’t be difficult, but with a tough schedule, topping the .500 mark might be too much to ask. The team is banking on newcomer starting QB Donovan ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Philadelphia Eagles

Teams often have to take a step back in order to take two steps forward, and 2010 figures to be a step-back season for an Eagles franchise that went to the postseason eight ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: New York Giants

Believe it or not, this is largely the same team that won Super Bowl XLII and started 11–1 in 2008. Last year was a disaster, but the injury factor can’t be overstated. The Giants lost ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys would love nothing more than to become the first team in NFL history to play the Super Bowl in their home stadium. They have all the pieces to do just that if they ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Buffalo Bills

The Bills will be more fun to watch under the offensive-minded new Coach Chan Gailey than they were under Dick Jauron. But it’s difficult to imagine them winning ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: Miami Dolphins

Dolphins GM Bill Parcells and Coach Tony Sparano have cleaned house in less than three years, keeping only 12 players they inherited (so far), and only five or six of whom ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: New York Jets

It’s Super Bowl or bust for Coach Rex Ryan and company. The Jets upgraded their talent on paper, but it comes down to two things: Building team chemistry ...Read More

32 Teams in 32 Days: New England Patriots

Coach Bill Belichick’s tenure with the Patriots has been marked by his almost always having the right answer. But, this season, there just seems to be too many question marks ...Read More

Fantasy Friday: July 30th

Who to Start: RA Dickey - SP - New York Mets: Dickey's last two starts have been masterful. Yesterday he went 8 1/3 innings deep vs. Albert Pujols and the St. Louis Cardinals. Dickey hasn't giving up a run since ...Read More

Interview with Detroit Lions Head Coach Jim Schwartz

Gatorade recently launched a program called Beat the Heat that informs athletes of all ages about how to stay hydrated during the summer months and during practice. They joined forces ...Read More

#Twittertrends Week of July 26th - August 1st

Philadelphia Phillies (#phillies)

Wednesday night Twitter was all about the Phillies and Houston Astros trade. Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) reported that that Astors have traded Starting Pitcher ...Read More

Defense and Pitching Wins Championships

Two days left until the non-wavier trade deadline passes. This year has been all about pitching and finding that extra bat to help contribute down the stretch ...Read More

Hazing in the NFL

It took only one practice for Dallas Cowboys Rookie wide receiver Dez Bryant out of Oklahoma State to refuse to carry the shoulder pads of veteran wide out, Roy Williams. By not carrying ...Read More

The Good, The Bad and the Not So Ugly in this Summers NBA Free Agency

The most anticipate summer in NBA free agency history is just about wrapped up. Josh Howard and Shaquille O’Neal are still out there, they should make a impact with whatever ...Read More

Another Big Name Pitcher Traded

The Angels sent Joe Saunders and three prospects to the Diamondbacks for three-time All-Star Dan Haren in a trade, Sunday evening. The prospects that were involved in the trade ...Read More

DVR Alert July 26 - August 1

What to watch for this week in Sports: July 26th - August 1

Monday 26th - MLB Baseball: Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Ray (Scherzer vs. Garza) on ESPN Monday Night Baseball at 7pm/est; 2010 KFC World Cup of Softball on ESPN2 at 9pm/est ...Read More

John Fogerty and "Centerfield" Honored at Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Fogerty is now in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The 65-year-old former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman and his classic ...Read More

Fantasy Friday: July 23rd

Who to Start: Jason Vargas - SP - Seattle Mariners: Vargas has gone at least 7 innings deep his past two outings. He has given up only 2 runs (2 earned runs) combined in both of his starts. This past Sunday he stuck out 9 in Anaheim ...Read More

USA Basketball

Where in the world is the team from the Beijing Olympics? Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and Amare Stoudemire, just to name a few, will not be playing ...Read More

#Twittertrends Week of July 19th - 25th

Chris Paul (#cp3)

News broke this morning that Paul wants out of New Orleans. He has two years remaining on his contract worth $31 million. The Knicks, Magic, Mavericks ...Read More

NFL Fantasy Mock Draft 1.0

Yes, we can now start talking about fantasy football since training camp will start in two weeks (it’s really never too early). There have been significant trades during the off-season ...Read More

MLB Trade Deadline

The MLB non-wavier trade deadline is right around the corner (July 31st) and some big names have been thrown out there as potential trades. The biggest ...Read More

When Will the Real Tiger Comeback

Tiger Woods, who has dominated the last two British Opens at the famous St. Andrews Golf Course in Scotland, finished 13 shots back (-3 overall) from The Open Champion ...Read More

MLB Midseason Awards

The All-Star game in Los Angeles has come and gone. Out of NL and AL All-Stars voted in, who deserves the midseason hardware? Here are my votes for the top five awards giving out yearly ...Read More

DVR Alert July 19-25

What to watch for this week in Sports: July 19th - 25th

Monday 19th - MLB Baseball: Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals (Kendrick vs. Hawksworth) on ESPN at 7:00pm/est; Texas Rangers at Detroit Tigers ...Read More