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Episde 170 - Titans' Win MNF Over The Cowboys

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The Two Tone Crew returns as the Titans beat the Cowboys on Monday Night Football. A late-week episode discusses the offensive progress recently exhibited, the defensive prowess overall and the upcoming tilt against the Patriots.

 

Not discussed, but very important, Jamal picked a Titans game correctly. News at 11.

 

http://traffic.libsyn.com/twotonecrew/Episode_170.mp3

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Agree with the discussion over Dion Lewis' touches, longer term its not sustainable for him to be playing 80%+ of snaps like he did against the Cowboys, I do think he will see significant touches until it's mathematically impossible for us to make the playoffs.

 

Would disagree with a comment from @OILERMAN about Dalyn Dawkins, he is no where near as good catching the ball out of the backfield as Dion Lewis.

 

Posted an article a couple of days ago in the Draft Forum about Reggie Corbin who really looks like a Dion Lewis clone and could be a good option in the 2019 draft as a day 3 pick.

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tgo   

Great podcast. 

 

Regarding Scotty’s comments of the team selling a great year and all that for the fans (assuming Strunk, Underwood, Vrabel, players, etc), 

 

If you listen to Robinson’s interviews, esp nationally, after the Vrabel hiring - he really is blatantly trying to tamp down expectations and saying that it takes time to transition, etc. 

 

I tried to point this out during the offseason and talked about the scheme transition a lot and got laughed at for predicting an 8-8 or 9-7 season and saying 7-9 was possible. 

 

I hope we can surpass that range, but what’s important is that we build a foundation and develop some guys within the system and for the coaches to learn what we have and don’t have. I still think playoffs are unlikely due to the way the AFC is shaking out, but there is a lot of football left to play. 

 

What was laughable was people thinking Mularkey was holding the team back and acting like once they fired him we’d catch the league on fire and go on a sure-fire Superbowl run immediately. 

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1 hour ago, tgo said:

What was laughable was people thinking Mularkey was holding the team back and acting like once they fired him we’d catch the league on fire and go on a sure-fire Superbowl run immediately. 

Which part was laughable?

 

A. people thinking Mularkey was holding the team back

 

OR

 

B. people acting like once they fired him we’d catch the league on fire and go on a sure-fire Superbowl run immediately

 

B is pretty clearly a silly thing to have said. IDK if you have receipts of who said we'd go on to the Super Bowl this year though. 

 

A isn't really laughable though you can dispute it if you'd like. It's at least the public line from JRob and AAS. We'll see if we move up from a middling team to a top tier AFC team in the next couple years.

 

We'll never know the counterfactual of Mularkey staying coach with a GM that supports him (something Mularkey would claim he never had in his 3 stints). If you have that same problem in 3 different places either you're extremely unlucky or maybe it's him who is the problem!

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1 hour ago, Titans279 said:

We'll never know the counterfactual of Mularkey staying coach with a GM that supports him (something Mularkey would claim he never had in his 3 stints). If you have that same problem in 3 different places either you're extremely unlucky or maybe it's him who is the problem!

We may never know, but we can make fairly educated guesses. The guy was going to retain Robiskie. Why? I think out of pride. Mularkey likely knew that Robiskie wasn't the right guy and needed to be replaced, but he wasn't about to have his coaching staff dictated to him by the GM.

 

That stubborn ass compartmentalized way of thinking just wasn't going to cut it and actually went against the grain that AAS wanted when she decided to retain him after the 2015 season. They kept saying how they wanted everyone on the same page moving forward. It's the reason Robinson got the job and someone else like Chris Ballard didn't. He showed willingness to work witg Mularkey.

 

The fact that Mularkey either didn't see that there were problems that needed fixing or saw them but was going to ignore the solution because it would challenge his MO was reason enough to fire him, nevermind what anyone thought of his offensive philosophy.

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6 minutes ago, OILERMAN said:

Kuharsky said on his live broadcast he didn’t think Henry would be on the roster next year 

Maybe he shouldn't be. Beyond any argument over his level of talent, does he really fit this offense at all?

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1 minute ago, NashvilleNinja said:

Maybe he shouldn't be. Beyond any argument over his level of talent, does he really fit this offense at all?

He’s no good in any offense 

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5 minutes ago, OILERMAN said:

He’s no good in any offense 

Maybe if he had the best oline of all time?

 

From 4 yards and further down the field he can be a beast. But from 1-3 yards it's like watching a herd of turtles stampede through a puddle of super glue.

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5 minutes ago, NashvilleNinja said:

Maybe if he had the best oline of all time?

 

From 4 yards and further down the field he can be a beast. But from 1-3 yards it's like watching a herd of turtles stampede through a puddle of super glue.

He looked pretty beasty on that TD run against Dallas.

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Just now got around to listening to this episode. Just a note, but the "#1 scoring defense has never won less than 11 games" isn't quite accurate. 1987 Colts only won 9(strike shortened season but just by 1 game). 81 Eagles didn't either(won 10), and that's where I stopped fact checking. Maybe worth noting that a couple teams(such as the 09 Jets) only hit 11 wins when counting wins in the playoffs.

 

But never the less, the #1 scoring defense at the very least has always made the playoffs going back to 81. And all but 2 won 11.

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