everybody my unmentionable.
And we are back at you once again.
If you just joined us from the last stream, we told you we'd be back quick.
Um, once again, we have my guy Laurence Owen here as my co host for SportsCastr news.
And again, we don't have other co host Ray because he's on vacation.
Okay, So, Lawrence, this stream, we are discussing a team that I got to say I have not gotten over the salt that I still feel for this team to this day.
Um, you know, I just I I didn't like the way that they handled themselves because obviously that lost hurt in the playoffs.
I can't I can't lie.
Um, but, you know, I just didn't like their attitude so and I also hate their fan base.
Let me let me put that out there.
So if you're a Titans fan, I just have absolutely no respect for us.
Okay, so let's talk about this.
Titans team men.
Last year they got all the way to the A F C championship game tightens fence.
Think that they can repeat that.
I don't I think that they're gonna be nine and seven again.
But they might actually miss the playoffs this time because they go nine and seven every year.
That's just what the Titans are is a slightly above average organization team.
Um, you know, that's the mediocre mediocrity is really.
I mean, they've never won anything in the history of their franchise.
Um, the hand that yard short wants, they did.
They did, and that's like the most success that they've ever had in their whole history.
But anyway, enough trash talking about this time, it seemed, Let's get real men, I think.
Okay, Okay, I again 30.
To me, this is still in eight and 89 and seven, maybe 10 and six team, if everything goes really well.
But I mean my biggest concern.
As I'm looking over the roster, I mean their offensive line.
Let's we can't lies pretty **** solid.
I mean, it was it was a good I wouldn't say it's one of the best offensive.
Well, I mean, maybe it's like top 10.
I would say I would put it in the top 10.
I think it's a solid are they? I think they took a hit, though, when they walked Conklin.
Yeah, they lost him that he had going to the Browns, but they did just draft um, Isaiah Wilson, who's a rookie.
We'll see how that goes.
Maybe he can start.
Um, so it's It's an OK offensive line.
It's not the greatest, but it's not the worst, either.
Um, receivers are okay.
Brown obviously is a beast.
Amazing Rookie season over 1000 yards.
I knew that he was gonna be I liked him better than DK Metcalfe and everybody was going crazy for DK Metcalf.
I remember last year and I was going crazy over a. J.
Brown because this student, because I love getting Brown as well yeah, he couldn't do after the catch was just phenomenal.
He just run over people good vision.
He could see where he needed to go after the catch and then go there.
And that's just that's phenomenal for a rookie.
And he showed that he could do that last year.
Yep, super solid route Runner as well.
Um, and then they have.
Adam Humphreys is a slot who's not bad.
And then Corey Davis, who I mean, let's be honest In my opinion, I don't think he's lived up to his top five draft pick.
So but not to say he's a bad receiver.
It's just I mean, you wouldn't take him Top five.
Ah, and then, of course, you have Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry, Which Derrick Henry is that offense.
Let's be honest here.
I mean, obviously you do have a J.
Brown, like I said, but that's pretty much it.
And I'm not as high on Ryan Tannehill as my co host here is, um, but my biggest concern here is the depth.
I don't think that the Titans have that much depth on offense.
I think that if you know, knock on wood, you don't hope this happens.
But if Derrick Henry were to go down, you don't really have anybody backing him up.
You have some pretty bad running backs back up, to be honest.
And if even if Ryan Tannehill gets hurt for a snapper to who's backing him up cold McDonald's? I mean, come on now, unless I'm missing their backup quarterback.
But that's who I have here, so I think a lot of depth on the offensive line as well as the tight ends.
They have decent starters, but behind them is just not that great depth on offense.
So, but how do you feel about this offense? Florence as a whole.
Obviously, you can't say a whole lot bad about Derrick Henry.
He's just a beast that runs over.
Yeah, again, I loved a J.
I think he's gonna be a I think he has the potential to be a top five receiver in the NFL overtime.
Corey Davis, like you said, has not lived up to his draft potential.
Adam Humphreys was hurt last year.
Cody Hollister came in and actually did pretty decent.
I think he's about their best debts receiver.
I love Jonah Smith.
If I love him, I think he's going to be absolutely solid.
In my opinion, a lot of people say he did not do anything to earn his contract.
Now look at what its contract is was like 25,000 or 25 25 year.
I mean, that's not like some big, massive contract, right? That's that is what you pay a very solid game.
Managing quarterback, right? It's not like you know what Kirk Cousins got when he got his payday? Or, you know, golf or something like that? No, this was at the time when it happened, which was just this past offseason afternoon after the playoffs.
It was not even a E.
I think it was, like, barely top 10 you know, And then next year it's talking.
We could be thought, Jen, you know, I think it's fair money for what he provides this team.
He is a Ah, very good game manager.
He protects the ball unthinkingly through like six interceptions.
Last year, I had a very high quarterback rating completion percentage, like they knows how to take care of the football.
And don't forget Ryan Tannehill has a lot more juice running the football that a lot of people believe in a lot.
A lot of people getting credit for he can.
You could tuck that ball and run when he needs eso.
No, you simply receiver, didn't he? So yeah, I like.
I like Tannehill as a quarterback.
He reminds me of an Alex.
That's what that's.
That's what I see him.
He just needed to be on a better team so that you know where he don't have to put the team on his shoulder on a game to game the game basis.
I think you have the talent to put it on his shoulder when he needs to.
Every once in a while, you know, every four games or something.
He might need to step up and throw 300 yards and four touchdowns toe win, because, you know, they're just completely somehow stopping Derrick Henry.
But the question is, can he do that? He's done it Last year he threw over 300 yards a couple times last year and with a few touchdowns, You know when it was needed last offseason, Everybody's like, Well, look what kind of Hill did in the playoffs.
They didn't need him.
They didn't need him to throw the football in the playoffs.
They just said here, Henry and Henry's like, OK, e your 200 yards.
Yeah, yeah, so I mean, I think what they paid him was fair for what he provides.
And defensively, defensively.
Last year they were just solid.
They got a lot of a lot of good players.
They got, they got dif it.
I'm not as big on Adoree.
Jackson has a lot of people are but that at war.
Same old guy, old dude.
Uh, I'm not big on Malcolm Butler is a lot of people are trash.
I like Kevin Buyer, I think Kevin Buyer to solid free, safe.
Um, I think Cheryl Landry is a good line back.
Our Yeah, good linebacker.
I like Jalen J on Brown.
It will be interesting to see what Vic Beasley does.
Yeah, well, that's a total flier, and I don't hate it, especially for the titans.
But also the Titans have been linked to Ah, jadaveon Clowney.
Which is what? You know, what was the main point? Um, but I don't know if that's gonna happen.
There's speculation that it might not, but they also drafted Christian Fulton, who I thought was a decent corner out of this class.
But yeah, I don't feel too confident about the cornerback group. I gotta be honest.
I mean, Adoree Jackson, like you said, I think is solid, but I don't think he's anything special.
I don't necessarily think of this guy like Oh, no, you got You can't throw at a adoree, Jackson.
No, I don't think that, um, and again, Jonathan Joseph.
He was on the Texans for the longest time, wasn't he? So, um I mean, I think he's okay, but, I mean, let's be honest, he's up there, used, like, 47.
I don't know how old is, but you know that that's definitely concerning.
And like I said, not recovering any receiver will speed. Yeah.
So if you run into that issue and Malcolm Butler, we've already said what we said.
I mean, we just He's definitely not the same player that he was, um, on the Patriots.
And then Christian Fulton will see. We'll see.
So it it's an OK.
Like it's an amalgamation cornerback group that I just don't really feel too confident about.
Kevin buyers, I think, is severely underrated.
I think he is a great safety.
Kenny Vaccaro, I think, isn't bad.
I think he's okay.
I think he's solid, but the secondary for me is not if anything special.
All right, so it's just all right.
But I mean, overall, they just have a solid defense.
It's it's really like they don't have ah, a weakness like per se may be outside like the edge rushers.
If Vic Beasley doesn't turn out to be anything, but, I mean, overall, it's it's a solid team.
Yeah, I mean, it's It's just a good old solid, solid C.
They didn't have to major losses.
We already talked about Jack Conklin, right to rail Casey.
Oh, that's right.
There's no longer on the team.
They got the corn Jones in this spot.
Terrell Casey was an absolutely at nose tackle.
Yeah, that's that could definitely be a problem for them, you know, because General Casey was a beast on that defensive line.
Um, I mean, they did.
They did draft Geoffrey Simmons last year, who had a pretty good rookie year, but yeah, I don't know.
I mean, obviously, we don't follow the Titans as closely as Titans fans do, so they probably know a lot more.
But I didn't understand why they traded away Drill.
Casey had been on the tights for so long.
You know, he I thought he would retire a titan, and then they just traded him away for 1/7 round traffic.
You know, I think I think it was a cat move room.
Our capital give Yeah, but it's got to be a I mean because you don't get rid of somebody who's He's the anchor of the defense.
Yeah, that's what Iwas you know.
He was the anchor of that defense.
And, um, I think they're They're hoping that Dequan Jones will be able to step up and do that, but I don't know. Yeah, I don't know.
I I think that this is a defense that can play good as a group as a unit because I think they're all solid players.
None of them are particularly, I would say, elite, unless maybe you consider Kevin buyers in that top in that category, I think buyer to top five safeties in NFL.
OK, that's fair.
Um, but yeah, I mean, aside from that, it's just a solid defense there.
He But I think that they could be had a little bit, you know, because I don't think there's a shutdown locked down everybody.
No, but they can play well, So I think there is, like, the the most average defense in the league, like 16.
That's how I see this defense.
The prince has been top five years.
Yeah, it has because our not top five.
Top 10 shouldn't up 10 for years and, uh, top five against the run, generally year after year.
Yeah, it's like you say it's their past defense, but the thing is, it's like you said, if it's the sum of the parts is that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts, right? Right, Except how that's how that term works out.
And when you have a guy like Mike Vrabel who's able to bring a team together and who the defensive minded guy, anyhow, former linebacker, he knows how to put, make these guys work together really well.
So there isn't a lot of open holes, you know, in like in their defense that they play zone or if they play Mander isn't a lot of it.
A free, open space for offensive players to go out there and just and run have it.
So that's why this team is very, very good and solid in that aspect.
And, yeah, this This is a team that will make any offense half the play patient.
Yeah, because any mistake you made and they will capitalize because yet this defense, it reminds me a lot of like the older Ravens defense is of like five years ago, probably because it's just solid overall players.
Nobody spectacular, nobody elite, but they just all come together and they play well, is a unit.
So that's what I think about this Titans defense.
Um, and really just the team is a hole.
That's just how they are.
That's why I think there, you know, eight and 89 and seven.
Still, which I don't think is bad.
But I mean, you know, I'm sure Titans fence Think they're like a 12 win team, right? I agree with you.
I still see him at the 1917.
Well, even though they lost two major pieces, one on offense or defense, they didn't do bad in their in their draft.
In my opinion, I think they get pick up some quality players.
But I mean, look at their division right there.
Entire division got better.
Yeah, graded the Texans.
They lost arguably the best wide receiver in football.
But they went out and got a couple really, really good receivers to replace him, you know? So, yeah, if it and the Colts, you can't expect the colts toe have the same situation they had last year in their division, where half their team was hurt for most of the season.
Oh, it's gonna be a really tough sledding in the A F C South outside of Jackson.
Yeah, we forgot to mention Jacksonville.
All right, so let's get into their schedule men so we can get on outta here.
All right, So they open the season.
Uh, is this the right schedule? Hold on a second.
OK, The Denver Broncos.
It threw me off because it said 7 10 PM minimally.
What? Um, so in Denver Broncos, I think I like this matchup for Denver.
I like their receivers against this secondary.
I think they should be able to go get a pretty decent running game with those running backs.
I'm gonna take Denver here.
I'm taking Denver because of this is a very interesting game.
Uh, two very solid defense is against each other.
Um, and the broncos.
Their defense is good enough.
I think they thinking corral Henry somewhat.
And their secondary is just really, really good.
Their pass rush is really, really good.
So, yeah, I got the broncos I don't I don't expect the Broncos toe blow the scoreboard up against the Titans.
I could see this is like a 14 17 game.
All right, So next we got the Jags come into town, I'm gonna say the Titans get their first win of the season here against the Jags.
The Jags are a bottom five team in the NFL.
I'm sorry, Gardner.
Minshew, I like you, But there they're just They're not having a really good time of things right now.
So the Titans got agreed.
The Vikings in Minnesota.
You know, it's interesting cause these teams air kind of comparable to me.
In my opinion, I think maybe the Vikings air a little bit better.
Um, roster wise.
But they're kind of like I have the same feeling for both of these teams.
Like their fringe playoff teams, you know? I mean, um, I think the Titans can actually pull off a little bit of an upset here.
I think that quintuplet Yeah, it is.
Now the likings got remember, uh, good chance that Cook's won't be playing well.
No, he's not there at all.
Right? All right, so and they're running back.
Well, will he be playing? We don't know.
You know, he's done.
Said he might hold out for the season, so Ah, I just I'm going to give it to the Titans.
I think this will be a close game both ways.
I'm gonna have to agree with you. You, too.
Then they got the Steelers come into town and big Benjamin Roethlisberger.
I I think I had the Steelers losing this game on their prediction.
So I'm gonna I'm gonna keep that.
The Titans still win this game. Yeah.
I got the Titans that they were in Pittsburgh.
It might be a different story, but I think that Ah, I think the Titans could handle the Steelers.
Okay, well, it's got a great, great, opportunistic defense, but the Titans don't turn the ball over you.
And that's what this Steelers defense thrives off.
It is getting turnovers, and I just don't see the Titans given in any kind of opportunity like that.
I think they win this game.
All right, coming up next here.
We got the bills come into town in Tennessee.
Now I think I'm gonna surprise some people here.
I actually have the Bills winning this game.
I actually have the Bills winning this game because I think if there's a defense that can stop Derrick Henry or maybe not stop him, but at least slow him down enough.
It's definitely that Bills defense, and I think they should be able to pressure Ryan Tannehill.
I think that the Titans offense is actually going to struggle against this Bills defense because it's that good.
Plus, you know, you're not in Buffalo.
There's not, as the weather isn't really a concern for Josh Allen.
Maybe maybe he won't overthrow his receivers in this game and they can actually win.
So I'm actually going to give the Bills the wind here.
Believe it or not, I'm going to give the Bills the win also, and I'm going to give it for a completely different reason.
I think this is a game where Josh Allen actually impresses, I think, because this team has a good passing game.
If Josh Allen is on it, I am.
They got great receivers right now, right? The street receivers and Josh Allen is a mobile quarterback that could get away from pressure.
Yeah, from that tightens the I think I think the bills offensively win this game.
Okay. All right. Interesting.
So we have it for different, different reasons there.
Then they got the Texans come into town.
I d bullet Texans, Titans.
I split them because it's just that how I look at it, yeah, I'm going to split them a swell.
It's a win there.
So then they gotta go to Cincy, and we actually, I think we had the Titans winning that game, right? Yeah.
Has to be okay flushing.
Um all right, so next duh bears committed to Tennessee.
Um, well, I just I don't have enough faith in their quarterback situation.
I got a good science.
This is the game.
Bears got a good defense.
I think this is the game where Ryan Tannehill shows up.
The people and I think the bears do a good job against Derrick Henry because there's do have that type of defense, right? I think Ryan Tannehill will step up and you're gonna see a j.
Brown and, uh, Corey Davis.
No, uh, Julie Smith.
I think those two guys have big time, big time games because I think you're gonna see a lot of a lot of your linebacker's gonna be upfront trying to stop Henry so much.
And then Smith is going to be right there behind in the center of that field, getting a lot.
So, yeah, I got I got the Titans one in that.
And the Hills coming out party.
Goes against the bears.
All right, so then they got your colts, and, um, at in Tennessee, I think I might actually have the cold splitting with them.
So I'm gonna have the Titans win this one.
I honestly believe that the Colts could beat him both games, but I'm gonna split him just because it is They're a good team in their division, rival.
Okay, so I'm gonna do the split.
So we go that route.
All right, fair enough.
If you know me, you know, this is a game that I am very much looking forward to because I want catharsis.
I want the feeling of vindication.
I want the titans toe walk into the bank and just get destroyed.
And it feel what all the pain and suffering that I felt this whole off season after what happened.
I have the Ravens win this one long and short of it.
I have the Ravens winning, but I want to point out to you that this game matters nothing.
I think this game doesn't matter.
There is a regular season in the greatest regular.
It is not like facing them in, you know, the divisional round of the playoffs and just getting your ass handed to you.
Right? Uh, So, um yes, the Ravens win this game, but I don't think indication it is for B.
It's for the fans.
OK, that's what it's for.
Okay? Actually, it doesn't matter the grand scheme of things, but anyway, okay, so then they go to the Colts, and we said that that they're splitting, so we have them losing here.
Okay, then the Browns have to go visit Tennessee, and they got the Brown Scott absolutely demolished by the Titans last year.
That was, um it was, like 43 to 10 or something crazy like that.
Um, with Barry OTA at the helm, right? Exactly.
Exactly. Even worse.
And this was right when the Browns had all the hype.
I think I might have picked the Titans to win this game on the brown schedule.
Specific call it is because I think the Browns definitely have the better roster.
But it's the Browns, right? Like we've said multiple times, it's depending upon whether or not they can come together or not if they play to their potential.
That's you know what? I'm just gonna I'm gonna assume that they actually play up to their potential.
I'm going to say that the Times lose this game, I'm gonna do it as well.
Who? You don't have the Jags pulling it out.
Come on, Minshew Media is going to run wild.
No, you're right.
I can't give you.
Maybe it's gonna have to run while cause it would be running for his life.
Right? That's a good point.
I was going to do it, but I can't do it, man.
I can't give the Titans four losses in a row, even though you know I'm not too fond of them, but I can't.
Um who Then they got the Super Bowl, contending Detroit Lions.
Ah, on Matthew Stafford, M v P candidate as well.
Oh, yeah. Right, right.
Huh? This is just one of those games, man.
This is another one of those. Really tight.
Where do you go with me? It's also a coin flip for me.
I am going to give it to the Lions here.
I'm going to give it to the Titans because it in Tennessee OK, flip game.
I'm gonna go with the home team.
So then they gotta go to Green Bay to face the Packers.
And I have the Titans winning this game comfortably come ago.
Really? I don't There in Green Bay December 27th.
Cold shirt, shirt, cold, snowy Tennessee titans are not a cold, snowy T They are built for the run, but the packers are pretty good if the run.
Ah, uh, and like, actors are better Not too bad against the run.
Uh, yeah, I see the bankers is a finesse T.
That's how you see the packers.
You know, I'll feel fee.
You got the Titans secondary against Erin Frickin Rob? Yes.
And what receivers? You know who's getting ok? That last.
You say the same thing last year and they still ended up, what, 13 and three? I mean, yeah.
You know, this is also what I mean, I I still I mean, if it's the snow and then and all that it could potentially be an issue.
But I still think that Derrick Henry is just not gonna be stopped by that Packer's defense.
I think that they're gonna have a hell of a time trying to stop him.
And I think that science can win this game.
I think the Packers are going to go right up.
I think you're gonna load the box to stop Henry.
They're gonna force Tannehill to win the game on his arm.
And he's not going to be used to throwing in the cold because it is darn near January at this point, even.
And it's the Titans and 3 10 drift in the frozen tundra.
I just don't see it.
I think the Packers won this.
All right, fair enough.
So then they close out the season in Houston against the Texans, and I think we had them splitting.
I'm gonna have them lose that game.
Time to tally it up.
Let me make sure when God, I'm losing more than you do.
11 12 13 14 15 60.
Okay, so we're good.
Okay, here we go.
As for Lawrence, I think he said a nine and seven ish team.
Right? You said that? I think it's worse than that.
So you actually have them going nine and seven.
So, Yeah, exactly.
You have them going on a three game win streak, and I do, too.
And then we have him going on a four game win streak after a loss.
Then they got three losses in a row from both of us.
That's when they start getting some winds.
However, I let's see.
1234567 So nine and seven as well.
So there you go.
That is what the Titans are.
They are a nine and seven team, and that's not changing this year, according to us to us.
So they're good thing and and and they can play any team tough, but you just don't see anything other than really Derrick Henry as being led.
So agreed, Agreed.
All right, so there you go, guys.
That's how we feel about the Titans again.
Shadow to all you guys here in the chat.
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Thank you so much.
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Um, however, that means there's about 80 of you guys that don't have a profile.
You? Yeah, Lawrence, what's the problem here? What do you see wrong with this picture? I've seen over 90 people were watching live and Onley just four or five of you as a chap.
What is wrong with you guys? Please make a profile.
You know what your name is topped up right over there in the live chat would shout you out.
You could say something in the Chatman.
Tell us how stupid we are.
You know, if you think that the Titans earns 12 and four team and they're going to smash the Colts and the Ravens, let us know, You know, I come on, man, they're taking 15 30 seconds at the most to make a quick profile.
Just leak it to your Facebook or Twitter or something and type in the name.
You're good to go.
Give you a follow.
Get myself. Follow.
Thank you guys so much for coming out and we will see you all.