Thanks again to Shane Clemons, who runs the fine Jacksonville Jaguars blog, The Jaggernaut. Shane joins us this week to give us a Jaguars viewpoint in this week's question and answer exchange. You can read my answers to Shane's questions here. Following are his answers to our questions.
Total Titans: One of our regular readers, Scott, asks, "Like the Titans, the Jaguars failed to take a step forward this year. Both teams actually look like they are moving in the wrong direction and have multiple weaknesses. With that in mind, where do you see the team going in the draft? Is it time for another QB, or are they satisfied enough with the Gabbert/Henne tandem for at least another year?"
According to the NFL, if the season ended today the Titans would have the eighth overall pick in the 2013 draft. Since there are still a full slate of games to be played, the Titans will draft somewhere from fifth to thirteenth, depending upon the outcome of some of those games.
If you want to know who to root for on Sunday, as it affects the Titans' draft position, here's your info.
The Titans' 2012 season will mercifully come to a close on Sunday as they host the 2-13 Jacksonville Jaguars, whose fans are also probably quite glad their season will be coming to an end. We'll be joined in our final question and answer exchange of the season by Shane Clemons of the Jaguars blog The Jaggernaut. If you have any questions for Shane about the Jaguars, please leave them in comments and I'll pass them along.
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The NFL this year is keeping track of player participation on a weekly basis and releasing that information to the media. Here's how the Titans lined up in Week 16.
Offense (59 total)
QB: Jake Locker 59
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 37, Jamie Harper 22, Quinn Johnson 12
TE: Craig Stevens 49, Taylor Thompson 21
WR: Kenny Britt 54, Nate Washington 47, Damian Williams 22, Michael Preston 19, Lavelle Hawkins 12
OL: Deuce Lutui 59, Michael Roos 59, Byron Stingily 59, Fernando Velasco 59, Mitch Petrus 37, Kyle DeVan 22
Defense (78 total)
DE: Derrick Morgan 62, Kamerion Wimbley 61, Jarius Wynn 23
DT: Sen'Derrick Marks 54, Jurrell Casey 52, Mike Martin 26, DaJohn Harris 15, Karl Klug 7
LB: Zach Brown 70, Akeem Ayers 48, Tim Shaw 41, Will Witherspoon 39
CB: Jason McCourty 78, Alterraun Verner 78, Coty Sensabaugh 41, Tommie Campbell 7
S: Michael Griffin 78, Al Afalava 60, Jordan Babineaux 18
Xavier Radii, Patrick Bailey, Brandon Barden, Beau Brinkley, Darius Reynaud, and Tracy Wilson each only appeared on special teams. Daniel Baldridge and Matt Hasselbeck did not appear in the game.
Well, that was fun. By the time the Titans got a first down, they were down 14-0, if only because Randall Cobb failed to bring in two catchable passes. At halftime, it was 20-0. After the Packers had the ball five times on the second half, it was 55-0. Only a Jake Locker pass to Kenny Britt in the final two minutes of the game avoided the shutout.
There's not a lot to say about this game. Jake Locker's passer rating at halftime was 0.0, thanks to two interceptions and only three completions on a dozen attempts. Chris Johnson found no running room. The first half defense was pretty bad. The second half defense was beyond terrible. Brett Kern shanked a punt. Rob Bironas did ok, but didn't really get the chance to do much.
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The inactives are out for today's game at Lambeau Field between the Tennessee Titans and the Green Bay Packers, and there's some unexpected bad news for the Titans. First, the inactives:
GREEN BAY PACKERS: TE Tom Crabtree, RB Alex Green, WR Jordy Nelson, RB James Starks, CB Charles Woodson, DE C.J. Wilson, DE Jerel Worthy
TENNESSEE TITANS: C Kevin Matthews, LB Colin McCarthy, CB Ryan Mouton, OT Mike Otto, QB Rusty Smith, DE Scott Solomon, WR Kendall Wright
The big news for the Titans is Mike Otto is out with an illness after not being listed in Friday's Official Injury Report. McCarthy practiced all week and it was thought he might be able to return to practice. Wright, Solomon, and Mouton were all questionable as well. Daman William returns to action with the same OIR designation. With Otto out, Byron Stingily is listed as the starter at right tackle. Fernando Velasco apparently will move back to center, with Mitch Petrus getting the start at left guard. Tim Shaw and Will Witherspoon will presumably play once again in McCarthy's place. Daniel Baldridge makes his Titans debut. For the Packers, Green and Worthy were listed as questionable, while the other five players are out. With Green and Starks out, Ryan Grant gets the start at running back. He'll probably split time with DuJuan Harris.
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