NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dennis Kelly is locked in as a tackle for the Titans, but there was a time Chip Kelly thought he was purely a guard.

TakeALap 2Dennis Kelly and I covered that and a lot more when we took a lap.

Once again, I struggled to frame myself with a guy a foot taller than me -- see the Brent Urban episode.

But I think that made the conversation that much better as we discussed Disney princesses, how Kelly learned of his trade from the Eagles to the Titans, his best friends, bads drivers and super-athletic dogs.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When it comes to analysts, or  “analysts,” not thinking much of the Titans, I consistently tell you to pay them no heed.

TitansChipI have a hard time understanding why so many Titans' fans get so worked up when a no-name fantasy analyst they’ve never heard of before who’s a league employee says the Titans will win three games. (I mentioned in my recent mailbag.)

Even if you’re an overly optimistic homer, you know more about the team than he does, unless you consider having a great degree of fantasy-ranking knowledge counting as in-depth knowledge of a team.

But I do wonder why Vegas, which typically knows what is what, is down on the Titans.

According to Sascha Paruk from SBD, oddsmakers consider the AFC South one of the most wide-open divisions in the NFL.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Happy Fourth of July weekend.

Please, may we set aside this thing where we've got to be red or blue and we can't even think about liking someone on the other side and instead all be red, white and blue while we enjoy our barbeques, fireworks and beers.


Onward to some mail!

Kenny Gore Do you agree Henry is in much the same contract situation as Marcus?? Team should consider the Franchise Tag if Henry has a good season. Many fans already love him, but I think he has not been consistent enough to extend; even if he has a good season this yr. He hasn't been consistent in any season. He always comes on strong to end the yr; while


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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As we move on with prediction week, we shift to tight end.

The Titans seemed more satisfied with Luke Stocker in that blocking tight end role than most of us on the outside were in 2018, and then he got a free agent deal to catch up to the coach who brought him to Tennessee.SmithWattHouston

Stocker is with Mike Mularkey and the Atlanta Falcons now.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- I'd like to introduce you to the newest element of my work, a 104.5 The Zone-produced podcast called "Elsewhere."elsewhere logo square

In it, I'll head places I don't have the time or the room to go here, where The Paul Kuharsky Podcast continues, or on The Midday 180.

Episode 1 is about how recent discoveries about two guys I absolutely love, Howard Stern and Bruce Springsteen, left me wondering if I know them as well as I think and contemplating my general default setting as a fierce loyalist. [Unlocked]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- There have been deleted posts and duplicates by mistake and some news stories I had lined up that didn’t pan out that never went live.IMG 4136

So this post does not technically mark 1,000 pieces at

But inside the tool where I compose and construct and design the work that appears here, this is post No. 1,000.

And I can’t see that number and not mark the occasion.

We started this deal on July 31, 2017 with Greetings and welcome to

And there have been guest posts by Blake Beddingfield and John Glennon and Steve Cavendish, so I’ve not written them all. [Unlocked.]

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Prediction week: This one's about Austin Johnson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Prediction week rolls on, with my second one turning to the defensive side of the ball.

The Titans’ comments regarding Austin Johnson have been odd. Sure there are defensive linemen all over the league who do dirty work without posting stats and deserve credit for that role which creates opportunity for others.

Even non-experts can get a sense of that. And even non-experts can get a sense that Austin Johnson wasn’t giving the Titans a lot of that.AustinJohnson

Dean Pees knows way, way more football than I do, but I was stunned when he listed some very good football players he’s worked with who had dirty-work roles while talking about the low-impact Johnson.

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