YAZOO PODCAST: No 'M.D.' on an NFL jersey and what do kids cheat at more than Marco Polo?

YAZOO podcast stripeNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A quarterback is all but certain to win NFL MVP, and I don't love it.

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A lot of media and fans think the NFL should have granted Chiefs' offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif's request to add "M.D." to the back of his jersey after he got his medical degree, and I don't like that, either.

The Titans were "off target" to Corey Davis last year. (And I should have mentioned in our bit about if that is QB inaccuracy or forcing the ball to Davis that Davis' route running was a contributing factor as well.)

And can the Titans fanbase/brand reasonably be ranked as worst in the league?

Europe-bound Madison Blevins and I discuss those and other issues of the day in this week's podcast. 

She made a reasonable case that there is, in fact, a game that is more cheated at than Marco Polo. 

We also contemplated this fantastic robotic pothole fixing machine.

Part 1, like podcast versions of my public Periscope and Facebook Lives, will be available through iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

If you're a member of the site, Part 1 and Part 2 are together, and all you have to do is head below the line. 

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YAZOO PODCAST: John Middlekauff measures Marcus Mariota against Derek Carr and Jimmy Garappolo

YAZOO podcast stripeNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Former NFL scout John Middlekauff's been in Nashville this week, and he watched the Titans' OTA practice on Tuesday after visiting with old friend Jon Robinson.

John was nice enough to visit with me in this week's podcast where we talked about the positive trend of complicated offenses, the ranks of which the Titans are now joining. 

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Also on the docket: The fraternity of scouts-turned-journalists, the appeal of Malcolm Butler when he was on the market, the Titans' overall talent level and where Marcus Mariota fits in compared to the QBs he sees most often and most closely -- Derek Carr of the Raiders and Jimmy Garappolo of the 49ers.

Part 1, like podcast versions of my public Periscope and Facebook Lives, will be available through iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

If you're a member of the site, Part 1 and Part 2 are together, and all you have to do is head below the line. 

It's a good conversation you'll want to hear. And if you missed last week's sit down with Mike Vrabel and his high school coach and want to be part of Monday evening's Periscope/Facebook Live with Jon Robinson, it's a great time to become a member.  Just click here.

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YAZOO PODCAST: Mike Vrabel and his high school coach share some of Vrabel's origin story

YAZOO podcast stripeNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- You can learn a lot about a guy by learning about where he came from.

That was the thinking behind this week's podcast: An intimate visit with Mike Vrabel and Gerry Rardin, his coach from Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

The two talked Madison Blevins and I through Vrabel's 7-2 senior season, how an all-boys school helped shape him, his life as an only-child, Taco Day in Rardin's Spanish class, how students at a public school 20 minutes from home burned his dad's office there down and the lure of Notre Dame and Michigan before Vrabel decided to attend Ohio State.

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Despite my attempts to get him to swear, Vrabel wouldn't use the full power of the forum.

Part 1, like podcast versions of my public Periscope and Facebook Lives, is available through iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

If you're a member of the site, Part 1 and Part 2 are together, and all you have to do is head below the line. 

I think you're really going to want to hear this one, so if you're not a member, it's a great time to sign up. Just click here.

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YAZOO PODCAST: A vision for the Titans' stadium of the future

YAZOO podcast stripeNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Diplomacy is not my thing.

I said that on The Midday 180 recently and one of you proposed it be a new site slogan and go on a T-shirt. I like it.

BlevinsPodcastIn our new podcast, we talk about the latest example of how I would have been a total failure at the State Department, I break down another cookie-cutter story at ESPN.com and we sort through what the Titans and the city should be thinking regarding a football stadium come 2028. 

Madison Blevins also tried (and failed) to make a case for having an interest in the royal wedding.

Part 1, like podcast versions of my public Periscope and Facebook Lives, is available through iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

We always welcome your feedback.

If you're a member of the site, Part 1 and Part 2 are together, and all you have to do is head below the line. 

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YAZOO podcast stripeNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- We've got a quiet Titans stretch right now, with rookies arriving in Nashville Thursday and media getting our first look at those guys on the field on Saturday.

BlevinsPodcastMusic City is very much in hockey mode right now, with the Predators hosting the Jets in Game 7 of the second round Thursday night with a spot in the Western Conference Final on the line.

So Madison Blevins and I discuss just how big the city's first Game 7 will be and delve into the limits of fan faith and the tendency for it to bleed into super positivity. As you well know, if you want all positive all the time, I am absolutely your guy.

Part 1, like podcast versions of my public Periscope and Facebook Lives, is available through iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

We always welcome your feedback.

If you're a member of the site, Part 1 and Part 2 are together, and all you have to do is head below the line.

This is also the fashion edition of the pod, with a review of The Met Gala and what I am misguidingly going to refer to as Blevins'"Red Wedding jumpsuit." 

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YAZOO PODCAST: Given the inexact science of the draft, was the Titans' targeted draft a smart play?

YAZOO podcast stripeNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans only got a four-man draft class, but it's a four-man draft class they really love -- particularly the top two guys.

Pk Pod 2In the post-draft edition of the Paul Kuharsky Podcast, I hash through if it's a good idea to run such a targeted draft when time has shown, given the NFL's hit rate, it's typically best to have and use as many picks as possible.

In Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry, the Titans certainly got two first-round-caliber guys who fill their two biggest needs at inside linebacker and at pass-rushing outside linebacker.

Part 1, like podcast versions of my public Periscope and Facebook Lives, is available through iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

I always welcome your feedback.

If you're a member of the site, Part 1 and Part 2 are together, and all you have to do is head below the line.

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YAZOO PODCAST: Short turnaround for Patriots is Titans' biggest schedule challenge

YAZOO podcast stripeNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans didn't get a spot on Sunday Night Football, though it's possible they could get flexed into one.

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They are marquee games for marquee teams on NBC. While the Titans made progress in 2017, they lack big stars and a big market and they'll be playing under a first-year, unknown head coach. It's understandable to me they're not on that docket yet. 

That's one of many observations about the 2018 Titans schedule you'll find in this week's Paul Kuharsky Podcast.

Part 1, like podcast versions of my public Periscope and Facebook Lives, is available through iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

We always welcome your feedback.

If you're a member of the site, Part 1 and Part 2 are together, and all you have to do is head below the line.

Other topics: Marcus Mariota's fifth-year option and future; Josh Sweat as a possibility in the draft at No. 25; The logistics of the team's London trip.

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YAZOO PODCAST: Remembering a classic Steve Watterson prank on Steve McNair

YAZOO podcast stripeNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Steve Watterson, the recently retired long-time Titans strength and conditioning coach, played a long game of cat and mouse with Steve McNair.

Watterson was hell-bent on getting McNair on a scale. McNair was equally determined to keep Watterson from knowing what he weighed.BlevinsPodcast

In this week's podcast, I share the story of how Watterson craftily managed to learn McNair's weight.

Part 1, like podcast versions of my public Periscope and Facebook Lives, is available through iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

We always welcome your feedback.

If you're a member of the site, Part 1 and Part 2 are together, and all you have to do is head below the line.

Other topics: With the addition of Michael Campanaro, do the Titans now have enough at wide receiver? What did I make of Mike Vrabel's odd tangent during his recent press conference about reporters in the locker room?

Madison Blevins rejoined me for a conversation about that and more.

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YAZOO PODCAST: Scouting three Titans' free-agent visitors

YAZOO podcast stripeNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jordan Matthews could be heading to New England, but he did visit the Titans. In my newest podcast, I share info from two scouts on Matthews, defensive tackle Boonie Logan and receiver Michael Campanaro, all free agents who recently visited Nashville.

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Part 1, like podcast versions of my public Periscope and Facebook Lives, is available through iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

We always welcome your feedback.

If you're a member of the site, Part 1 and Part 2 are together, and all you have to do is head below the line.

Other topics: What the uniform creation process told us about how the Titans are being run, how Frank Wycheck is doing and why I love what David Poile told The Midday 180 about Eeli Tolvanen.

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YAZOO PODCAST: Reviewing Amy Adams Strunk at NFL meeting

YAZOO podcast stripeNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- You will find more from my chat with Amy Adams Strunk at the owners' meetings here in the coming days. But this week's podcast includes some of it as well as what I found to be an enlightening catch-phrase from Mike Vrabel about how he will treat players.

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Part 1, like podcast versions of my public Periscope and Facebook Lives, is available through iTunes, here, or directly through the Vokal website, here. Feel free to hook us up with a rating and review on iTunes.

We always welcome your feedback.

If you're a member of the site, Part 1 and Part 2 are together, and all you have to do is head below the line.

Other topics: How this leading with your helmet penalty might affect the game, a left-guard competition and Nashville SC's debut. 

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