Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Titans Superlatives

Posted on July 8, 2019

With 20 years in the books, we celebrate Titans past and present.
Big Contribution, Little Talk
Superlative given to a player that played a critical role during their time as a Titan, but might not receive exposure for their work. Whether their play lead other teammates to success or performed a job that has to be done, these players did what was asked of them and then some.

  • Ahmard Hall – Hall played a pivotal role in the Titans running game from 2006-2011. The Titans ranked in the Top 10 for team rushing in Hall’s first four years with the team. Paving the way for Chris Johnson during his last four years in Nashville, Hall had a big hand when Johnson hit the 2,000 yard rushing milestone in 2009. Hall also contributed on special teams.  
  • Craig Stevens – During his eight seasons with Tennessee, you rarely heard Stevens’ name called. That was a good thing. The reliable tight end was an excellent blocker, helping with a rushing attack that ranked in the Top 10 in the league during his first two seasons with the Titans. Along with his contributions on offense, Stevens was a fixture on the special teams unit.
  • Neil O’Donnell – Everybody remembers the magical 1999 season that lead to an appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV. What some might forget is the impact that O’Donnell had at the beginning of that season. Starting the next five games after McNair went down with an injury in Week 1, O’Donnell completed 104 of 172 pass attempts for 1,209 yards and tossed eight touchdowns. The Titans went 4-1 in that five game stretch.  
  • Karl Klug – Drafted in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Klug made an immediate impact with the Titans. As a rookie, Klug recorded seven sacks, which lead all other rookie defensive tackles. His production continued throughout his seven years with the Titans, as he finished his career with 21.5 sacks, 30 tackles for loss, and 5 forced fumbles. Klug’s athleticism allowed him to play on several of the special team units.

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