Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Randy Moss to the Titans? I'm not buying it
It's not as far fetched as it sounds. The reason I usually shoot my friends notion's down is because I seem to think I know how Bud Adams and the Titans operate. Nashville is not the big city with the big lights. We are more of the small country city variety. The Titans have not been known for making big splashes via free agency, trades or anything else of that nature. Although their have been a few instances "Bottom line Bud" and the front office have went after a receiver. Lets take a look at the memorable wide receiver signings in Titans history:
In 2000 Tennessee signed veteran Carl Pickens. He would go on to play in just 9 games in a Tennessee uniform and produce 10 receptions for 242 yards and 0 touchdowns. Yancey Thigpen signed with the Titans in 1998 for what was at the time the biggest contract the organization had given to a wide out. He had a few good years with the Titans. His career numbers with Tennessee: 91 receptions, 1430 receiving yards, and 9 touchdowns. Not bad numbers for Thigpen but he eventually got injured and spent the last part of his career as an ineffective veteran. The last most memorable free agent wide receiver that comes to mind for the Titans was David Givens. Givens was fresh off a great playoff run with the New England Patriots. Beginning in the 2003 AFC championship game, Givens would have at least one touchdown catch in the Pats next seven playoff games. In 2005, Givens caught a career-high 59 passes and was the Patriots' number two receiver for the second year in a row. Givens would be rewarded by receiving a 5-year deal for $24 million with Tennessee in 2006. That is where the good part ends for Givens. He would tear his ACL in week 10 of his first season with the Titans and never play another meaningful game for them. He was cut in 2008.