Hey there Titans Tok Family. In our last podcast we threw around the idea of shortening the name of the podcast to Tits Tok. Unfortunately that name is pronounced Tights Tok, but when spelled out it’s a bit inappropriate. We realized the mistake when I started writing this week’s blog, Real Titans / Fake Titans. So, our official name will continue to be Titans Tok and “Tits Tok” will go down in history as the biggest blunder we’ve made to date.
With that said, let’s get down to Titans Tok business. The lifeblood of an NFL team is built through the draft, where young assets are collected to be viewed and grow into top notch NFL players. Free Agency can supplement a team, but the core of the best teams are going to be drafted players (Real Titans) not Free Agents (Fake Titans).
A good example of this is at running back, where Heisman Winner Derrick Henry (Real Titan) was drafted in the second round in 2016 while DeMarco Murray (Fake Titan) was acquired via trade that same offseason. Now I don’t mean to second guess head coach Mike Mularkey, but the case can be made that he plays with Fake Titans far too much. This season Fake Titan DeMarco Murray has gotten the rock 117 times compared to Real Titan Derrick Henry’s 101 carries. They have virtually the same yardage gained (443 for Fake Titan Murray, 441 for Real Titan Henry) but it has taken a lot more exposure for the Fake Titan Murray to get the same results.
Perhaps if Coach Mularkey and his staff can take a deep breath and appreciate the natural game of Real Titans rather than be awestruck by the fancy Fake Titans in the room the team would be better off. I’m not trying to say the team would be better off with no Fake Titans and there is surely a time and place for Fake Titans to supplement any good team….but Real Titans can be just as productive without the high cost of acquiring Fake Titans.
A key reason the team has been so solid since we became fans two games ago is the Huge Real Titans on the offensive line. Taylor Lewan is a Real Titans who is about as big as any Fake Titan you’re going to find and quite frankly nothing is better than ginormous Real Titans when you’re looking at the team. The Offensive Line is made up of Real Titan Quitnon Spain who is a HUGE Titan weighing in at 330 pounds. You notice that kind of home grown Titan all the way across the Cumberland River if he’s standing outside the stadium and you’re on Broadway looking for nice Titans. Jake Conklin is another Real Titan who is huge and fun to watch.
Fake Titan Eric Decker has been a big disappointment, and his bust status is coming up on the size of his wife, Country Music Star (who isn’t a country music star) Jessie James’ bust status. Not to intervene in their relationship, but it seems to be a situation where Fake Titans and Fake Tits and the huge bust of the couple combined are too big for the Titans offense to operate efficiently.
Let’s hope the Titans, Real and Fake, are able to take care of business this Sunday (11am Mountain Time) against the Colts and hold steady in the AFC playoff picture. People forget that they’re only a game back of Jacksonville, so if Blake Bortles and crew are slow out of the gate Jaggin Off on Sunday at the Arizona Cardinals, our Titans could regain first place in the AFC south. The Jaguars have a tough if not impossible task ahead of them to beat Blaine Gabbert, who will be playing with a vigor of a man who was terrible for Jacksonville and ultimately replaced while the Jaguars found their QB in Blake Bortles and Blaine has slept with most NFL teams.