Titans landing Jadeveon Clowney should be a franchise-changing moment

By John Glennon

This kind of thing isn't supposed to happen to the Titans.

Securing one of the biggest free agents on the 2020 market, a player who just might – might – be enough to push the team a step or two beyond its AFC runner-up status of last season?

Come on. What's gotten into this franchise, assuming multiple reports that Jadeveon Clowney will sign with the Titans are accurate?

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When we look back at the history of the Oilers/Titans, it's so much easier to recall heart-breakers – just-misses or second-bests – than it is epic achievements.

We can start in the previous century if you like, almost half a decade before the franchise even moved to Nashville. Which team in 1993 pulled off the greatest choke job in NFL history? That's right, the Oilers, who blew a 32-point lead to Buffalo in the playoffs, eventually losing 41-38 to the Bills in overtime.

Moving forward, this was the team that finished agonizingly close to sending a Super Bowl to overtime in 2000, when wide receiver Kevin Dyson was stopped – stretching, stretching – a yard short of the end zone as time expired in a 23-16 loss.

Then there was the spring . . .

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