2018 SeasonAll times ET

2018 Schedule
9-7, 3rd in AFC South
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19hTurron Davenport

Titans promote Smith to replace LaFleur as OC

Arthur Smith will be the Titans' new offensive coordinator, replacing Matt LaFleur, who left the team to become the Packers' head coach.

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Titans have made a decision on their OC. Former TEs coach Arthur Smith will take over the offense. He stood out to HC Mike Vrabel by getting production out of the TE position despite the loss of Delanie Walker and Jonnu Smith last season.

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You can't make this up: The only time Sean McVay attended the Super Bowl, it was in Atlanta, when Jeff Fisher's Titans lost to the Rams by 1 yard.

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Here is another excerpt of safety Kenny Vaccaro's interview with Turron Davenport on Talking w/TD for ESPN Nashville 102.5 The Game: TD -- What is it that draws you to the Titans and Nashville? KV -- I enjoy playing for coach Vrabel, a defensive head coach with an old-school mentality. That's an easy fit. I reside in Austin. It's not as big as Nashville, but the live music, they have all of that in Austin. That southern feel, that's me. The culture, it's just a great fit. I want to be a part of something great. We started something. We were 9-7 this year, but there was a lot of improvement. There's a lot we can do to take that next step as a team and I want to be a part of that.

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Safety Kenny Vaccaro discussed his upcoming offseason and why he fits so well with the Titans on Turron Davenport's podcast Talking w/TD for ESPN Nashville 102.5 The Game. Here's an excerpt of the interview: TD -- Did you notice the way you earned your colleagues' respect? KV -- Yes, if you go back to my interviews when I first signed with the team even before I practiced, I talked about earning the respect of the locker room, the respect of my coaches and my teammates. I think you do that by how you practice and play. I think the best example of that is just how tough you are. A guy can be athletic, a guy can be out of this world, but if you don't have that toughness. ... That's the No. 1 thing people respect. 'He's not going to quit. He'll play through injuries. He'll be mentally tough and physically tough.' That's the biggest thing for me. Once you have that, you will fit in anywhere. When you have the respect of the guys around you, you can build off of that. That helped me have the season that I did.

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Titans RB Derrick Henry's game worn shoes for #MyCauseMyCleats from his record-setting performance vs. Jacksonville sold for $8,150 last month. All proceeds went towards The Special Olympics. Henry's next pair of game worn cleats will be valuable as well, but to whoever the team's next OC is.

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Titans announce they've hired Frank Piraino as their strength and conditioning coach. Piraino has 16 years of experience as a college strength and conditioning coach. Past stops include: Boston College (2013 -3018) Temple (2011 - 2012) Marshall (2010) Florida (2005 -2009) Notre Dame (2004) Michigan State (2003 - 2004)

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15d

Orakpo On Career, Post-Football Plans

Adam Schefter talks to former LB Brian Orakpo about his decision to retire from the NFL, his post-football career, favorite memories from college and the NFL & more.

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Titans DC Dean Pees informed the team he will be back for the 2019 season. Pees has 46 years of coaching experience and helped lead Titans defense to their first shutout since 2000. Titans finished 3rd in scoring defense and 8th in total defense.

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21d

Mariota: Rest, not surgery, needed for injury

Titans QB Marcus Mariota said Monday he doesn't plan to have surgery for the nerve issue that kept him out of the team's season finale against the Colts on Sunday night.

Team Stats

Passing Yards185.929th
Rushing Yards126.47th
Points For19.427th
Points Against18.9