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The resident Old Dude who has found a way to stay involved with football after years as a college and high school coach. An O-line truther who cut his teeth coaching wide receivers. A Titans fan since he started paying attention to football again (after coaching, roughly 2008). The other half of the greatest podcast you never heard of, Taking It To The House Sports (the numbers were very telling). Currently involved in multiple podcasts on Broadway Sports talking shop on Coaches Corner and trying to guide fantasy football decisions on The Flex.
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Ben is the Director of Soccer Content for Broadway Sports. He started Speedway Soccer in 2018 to cover Nashville SC and also contributes league-wide coverage of Major League Soccer at MLSSoccer.com. If he's not covering soccer he's probably drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids.
It started raining once the Titans crossed midfield. Four Derrick Henry carries and a clutch 14-yard DeAndre Hopkins completion later, Nick Folk lined up for the 41-yard field goal attempt. He put it down the middle.
That’s how the Titans won in overtime on Sunday, getting a massive victory over an AFC opponent to avoid falling to 0-2. It was their first win in 304 days, breaking an 8-game losing streak that dated back to November 17th, 2022. It was a Thursday Night Football game in Green Bay, possibly the highlight performance of their season. Since then, Titans fans and players haven’t had much to celebrate. Finally, that changed on Sunday.
But a whole lot happened before Nick Folk’s game-winning kick in the rain. A lot of good things, and plenty of bad ones too. Let’s dive into the best and the worst of the Titans first win of the season in Week 2 Winners and Losers:
And. We. Are. Back.
Another season is finally here, and boy did it have a wild start. Motor City Dan Campbell and his new-look Lions stunned the football world with a gutsy 21-20 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs on Thursday night.
Now it’s time to shift our attention to what matters to you most: Tennessee Titans Football. The Titans have not won a regular season football game since November 17th, 2022. That’s a good long while, and the Titans will look to get back on the horse with a revamped team tomorrow against the New Orleans Saints. For our full preview of the game, check out The Hot Read Podcast!
This season we are bringing back the Titans Ten… Sort of. No, my friends it is not in podcast form any longer. This new weekly article will be breaking down the 10 stats that most define the Titans matchup that week. Whether it’s for historical perspective, betting on the game, or understanding what’s on the line that week, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know before kickoff!
That sure is an ugly way to begin your season.
Not the score, that is. Losing by one is still a loss, but it’s far from an embarrassment on its face. The nature of this loss was the ugly part. five field goals and no touchdowns, three interceptions each worse than the last, big-play miscues, and untimely penalties defined this one.
Now, as varying levels of panic begin to set in across the NFL, here is your annual reminder that Week 1 is a liar. You really should not believe anything that happens today until we see more. Now is the time for concern, not conclusions.
For reference, last year we saw the 49ers lose to the Bears, the Jaguars lose to the Commander, and the Cowboys lose to the Bucs. Week 1 is historically notorious for its weird and wacky outcomes. So if you have a particularly strong or definitive take after Week 1 in the NFL, you’re almost certainly doing it wrong.
So let’s dive into those concerns with that knowledge in mind. Here are your Titans Winners and Losers from Week 1:
Host Easton Freeze breaks down the hottest news and analysis from the Tennessee Titans and the NFL!
Host Easton Freeze breaks down the hottest news and analysis from the Tennessee Titans and the NFL!
Born and raised in middle Tennessee, Jimmy fell in love with the Steve McNair/Eddie George Titans when the team came to town in the late 90s. He ran Music City Miracles for more than a decade and has hosted various Titans podcasts through the years.
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Film nerd. Relentless defender of Derrick Henry. A recovering Vince Young apologist. Bill has been a Titans fan since 2006. A former All-22 writer for Music City Miracles, he continues to try to educate himself and the Titans fan base. You can find him on Broadway Sports as a frequent contributor of all things film related.
A long time sports fan who has a deep love for the Titans and Grizzlies. Tired of hearing the phrase: The Titans will regress. Views A.J. Brown as a future hall of fame receiver. Says Ja Morant will have a better career than Zion Williamson. Loves creating Titans videos with copyrighted mus- I mean non-copyrighted music, of course. Rookie writer and video creator at Broadway Sports (and known as @TitansDraftTape formerly TitansAllDay101 on Twitter).
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With over 17 years experience of losing Fantasy Football games, Zach has been a Titans fan since moving to Nashville in 2002. A die-hard Alabama fan, but he does not let that cloud his judgement of the Elite Players they have put in the NFL. Players like Derrick Henry, Julio Jones, and AJ McCarron. You have heard him on Football & Other F Words giving his Unfiltered Opinions as facts and that will not change. Always 100% right even if he has to revise earlier statements. Lawyered.
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Senior Writer, Interviewer and Podcaster for Broadway Sports covering the Tennessee Titans and NFL draft. For more than five years, Justin Melo has professionally covered all things NFL draft and Titans for The Draft Network, SB Nation and USA Today. Best known for his Interview Series with NFL draft prospects, Justin has interviewed more than 500 NFL players. Co-host of the Music City Audible podcast alongside Justin Graver (@titansfilmroom).
After over 20 years of annoying his family and friends with constant commentary about the Titans, Mike started writing down his thoughts in 2017 for Music City Miracles. He loves to dive into the All-22 tape and highlight the nuanced details that win and lose football games. You can now find his tape breakdowns and Anthony Firkser love letters at Broadway Sports. Mike also spends time laughing at Lebowski and yelling at Zach on the Football and Other F Words Podcast.
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Week 2 of the Mike Herndon Show is here, available exclusively to Broadway Insiders!
Mike and Easton dive into the Titans’ playcalling issues, who is to blame on the coaching staff, how the Titans can upset the Bills, play a game of “Buy, Sell or Hold” with Week 1 takes, and Mike gives his “Mike Drop” hot take of the week!
Chris is a senior writer covering Nashville SC. His work includes his "Three Thoughts" piece after every Nashville match that highlights the important storylines and incorporates key video clips from the match. Chris' other articles often navigate the complexity of roster building around the myriad of MLS roster rules.
Outside of Broadway Sports Media, Chris resides in Knoxville and works as in-house counsel in the insurance industry. Beyond NSC, he is always willing to discuss the Tennessee Volunteers, Coventry City, and USMNT.
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Born and raised west of the Mighty Mississippi, a 2nd-grade project on the state of Tennessee introduced Robert to Steve McNair and Eddie George, turning him into a Titans fan for life. Robert was best known for being the Music City Miracles Links Guy for the better part of a decade. He loves all things sports and can be found on The Flex fantasy football podcast, part of Broadway Sports Media.
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Shaun Calderon resides in El Paso, TX after graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso in December 2019 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and a minor in education. Shaun is currently a full-time teacher and is also pursuing a career in the sports journalism world. He has been writing since August of 2019, where he started with the Fansided network and contributed there for one year. In August of 2020, Shaun was offered the chance to move over to USA Today Sports’ NFL Wire network to contribute for ‘Titans Wire’ where he was consistently featured on national platforms such as Bleacher Report, Yahoo Sports, MSN, USA Today, and more. On top of teaching and writing, Shaun does live radio reporting for local high school sports through the ESPN-El Paso network.
He hopes you all enjoy his content as much as he enjoys creating it.
Andy Simmons joined Speedway Soccer after stints with Golden Goal and 615 Formation. A former journalist now in web development, Simmons also previously worked for Main Street Media and Gannett. A student of the game, Simmons has been playing soccer his entire life and participates in several adult soccer leagues around town. When he is not playing soccer, you can find him at brunch, doing a mock draft for fantasy football, or complaining about Arsenal.
John M Sloop grew up in Asheville, NC, and after forays to Georgia and Iowa, found his way to Nashville over 25 years ago. On a trip to Portland, Oregon, 15 years ago, he watched the (then) USL Portland Timbers youth squad play one afternoon and fell completely and totally in love with soccer, to the detriment of his love of all other sports. In addition to thinking, writing, watching, and talking about soccer, Sloop teaches media and rhetoric at Vanderbilt. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Board of the Belcourt Theater and is part of the team that runs Tenx9 Nashville, a monthly story telling event.
Davey Shepherd hails from small town Berryville Virginia in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. He joins Broadway after helping found Speedway Soccer as a podcast host and written contributor. When not watching NSC or another local team (TITAN UP) he is usually found making wine at his family-owned Mount Juliet vineyard. Davey serves full time as the Executive Director of The Joe Beretta Foundation, a non profit meeting the practical needs of Heart Failure patients and their families.
Josh Young is a soccer obsessive and cohost of the very unserious Nashville SC fan podcast Paradise Pod. He will try to keep the silliness in podcast form and write more analytically here, but we can’t promise anything. Josh attended Middle Tennessee State University before making his way up to Nashville. He’s a snowboarder, hobbyist musician, decent tennis player, and extremely amateur home bartender. He is atoning for sins in a past life by suffering through Tottenham Hotspur fandom in this one. There’s a good chance that as you’re reading this he’s starting a rewatch of The Sopranos.
Perhaps best known as @titansfilmroom on Twitter, Justin Graver has been writing and creating content about the NFL and the Tennessee Titans for nearly a decade as a longtime staff writer (and social media manager) for the SB Nation site Music City Miracles. Although JG no longer writes for Broadway Sports, his Music City Audible podcast with co-host Justin Melo continues.
Austin has been a Titans fan since ‘94. Even through the Jake Locker years. When Chris Johnson was released, he shed a tear. He’ll always have a soft spot for Marcus Mariota and has a man crush on Mike Vrabel. He enjoys betting on games (when he wins) and hopes you enjoy his writing and opinions half as much as he enjoys watching Derrick Henry stiff arm grown men.
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Taylor is a lifelong Titans fan, and forever a Mariota stan. She started writing about the Titans on her personal blog before she brought her talents to Broadway Sports. She has a ton of experience in the sports industry, including ticketing for the Tennessee Titans, Athletic Marketing for Western Kentucky University, and volunteer work at the 2019 NFL Draft. She enjoys writing profile pieces on breakout players, especially Kalif Raymond.
The Tennessee Titans kicked off their season on Sunday, suffering a brutal 21-20 loss to the New York Giants. In the midst of this, rookie wide receiver Kyle Philips stood out with nine targets and six receptions for 66 yards. The 189-pound rookie averaged 11 yards per catch, his longest reception being 21 yards.
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Casey is an award winning photographer whose work has appeared in the Nashville Post, Nashville Scene, Tennessean and more. He has worked with multiple professional teams, including the New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators and Nashville Sounds, and was a nominee for the 2019 MiLB Photo of the Year. He covered Nashville SC with Speedway Soccer since 2019, and continues to photograph games for Broadway Sports.