We're still a few months away from the 2011 NFL Draft, but that hasn't stopped prognosticators from getting an early start on trying to predict what each team will do with their first round selections.
That's right, folks, the onslaught of mock drafts that we'll be bombarded with over the course of the next few months has begun. Mock drafters have initated the process of trying to determine, based on their perception of each team's needs, how the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft will unfold.
Let's take an early look at what mock drafters have to say about the course the Titans should take with their 8th overall, first round selection.
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With last week's decision to end the Vince Young era in the city of Nashville, the Titans are now faced with the tall task of finding themselves a starting quarterback.
Whether it's through the draft via their shiny, new #8 overall pick, a trade for an up-and-coming or established young veteran or the slim pickings of a rather weak QB free agency class, there's going to be someone new barking out the signals in the huddle of the Titans' offense in 2011.
Let's take an early look at some of the Titans' potential options as they begin the process of finding their next starting QB.
I have never heard of anyone claiming Bud Adams had the wisdom of Solomon. Today, however, Bud made a Solomon-like decision. He split the baby.
Bud’s decision today to retain Jeff Fisher for the final year of his contract was disappointing but not entirely unexpected. Bud had a chance to make a clean sweep by getting rid of both Jeff Fisher and Vince Young. As it is, we’re rid of Vince but not Fish. It could have been worse. Bud could have announced, in a senior moment, that he was going to give Fisher an extension.
At least you can say Bud was smart enough to keep the better half.
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If Floyd Reese was still the Titans general manager, I wonder if he would argue on Jeff Fisher's behalf as Bud Adams evaluates Fisher's performance.
Ironically, Fisher outlasted Reese, who was dismissed three years ago, in January, 2007, ending a power struggle between them. Reese was hired shortly thereafter as an analyst for NFL Network and later accepted a front office position with the New England Patriots.
I believe that one of those occasions when Adams was about to fire Fisher was early in the 2002 season, and Adams said the Titans were being out-coached. Adams' comment came after a 1-4 start and four straight losses. This after the Titans had finished 7-9 the previous season.
"I also informed Jeff (Fisher) today that I was continuing the evaluation of the coaching staff and I am hoping to make a decision soon."
Is Jeff Fisher's job safe now that the Titans are making a change at quarterback? Should it be? The latest reports are that Fisher himself is probably safe, but that some of his staff is not. As to whether or not this would be a good thing, I think it would be useful to compare how the Titans' results have fared to preseason expectations for the last six seasons and why they've departed.