For Jon Robinson, the first full free agency test awaits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- On March 18, Jon Robinson will embark on his fifth tour of free agency as the Titans general manager.

His biggest decision regarding a Tennessee free agent before the ones coming now?

Avery Williamson, possibly. Quinton Spain, conceivably. But the decision to let those two players depart were made well before they got to market.RobinsonShades

Other decisions on whether to keep a guy or let him move on were hardly roster-rattling: Luke Stocker, Kevin Pamphile, Bennie Logan, Eric Decker, Harry Douglas, Josh Kline, Eric Walden, Brice McCain, Matt Cassel, Kendall Wright, Marc Mariani, Anthony Fasano, Chance Warmack.

I count 47 players who’ve been free agents under Robinson’s first four free agency periods.

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Considering landing spots for Marcus Mariota

Considering landing spots for Marcus Mariota

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A year ago, despite coming off a brutal ending to his fouth season, Marcus Mariota’s career was still filled with hope.

He had one more big shot to establish himself as the Titans’ franchise quarterback. He had another new coordinator, but one who was familiar with him and who would bring a lot of carryover. He was about to get an influx of help on offense, a veteran left guard who would prove to live up to his billing in the end and a rookie wide receiver who would reach heights nearly 30 draft picks at the position had not come close to for the franchise.MariotaWarm2RAMS

But Mariota didn’t seize the opportunity to become the long-term solution. In six games, he worked his way to the bench. When Tennessee’s excellent run to the AFC Championship Game ended the praise for Mariota was for his practice-squad work imitating Tom Brady, Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes.

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Details of the Titans' 2020 ticket price increases

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans’ 2019 success means prices for tickets in 2020 will be going up, particularly for the best seats at Nissan Stadium.

On average, the cost of lower bowl seats will increase 10 percent, a year after they went up an average of 15 percent.JBrownFans

That’s a whopping average 26.5 percent increase for the most coveted seats in the venue over a two-year span at a time when teams are fighting to get people to keep coming to games.

But it also comes on the heels of the Titans playing in the AFC Championship Game and finishing just a game short of the Super Bowl. [Unlocked]

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Derrick Henry in the context of recent RBs who got long-term deals

Derrick Henry in the context of recent RBs who got long-term deals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Big second contracts for running backs are dangerous, conventional wisdom has come to tell us. They wear down. They get hurt. They drop off a cliff. The production of the second deal rarely matches the production of the first.


These thoughts hang in the air along with the fate of Derrick Henry with the Titans.

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What Ryan Tannehill's agent switch means to the Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Multiple reports say Ryan Tannehill has dropped agent Patrick Dye in favor of Brian Aryault and Todd France.

The two work with Jimmy Sexton at CAA, who represents the Titans’ biggest free agent, Derrick Henry.


So now, rather than Jon Robinson and his contract/ cap guy Vin Marino, dealing with two different parties in negotiations not known to the other, they are dealing with one agency regarding two people. [Unlocked]

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Second-half surge made Kamalei Correa worth re-signing for Titans

Second-half surge made Kamalei Correa worth re-signing for Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – It’s impossible to know the Titans’ intent regarding pass rushers on the edge this early in the offseason.

Harold Landry will head into his third season as a speed threat who stalled out down the stretch as an impact player. The sacks stopped at nine through three-quarters of the regular season and he had one in three playoff games.Correa2Texans

Not all the impact is recorded in that stat, but he was not of great influence. He needs, as he did heading into his second year, to expand his repertoire.

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Mailbag: Prioritizing depth free agents, Mike Vrabel's spread attention, Hall of Fame voters

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- I have gotten no good mail at the curb this week.

On Twitter and on Facebook, I have fared better.

So after you listen to the podcast from early this week, you may read on.


PK: I think Dennis Kelly has great value. I don’t think they’d want him to be the starter, though he could be if they are in a jam. But he’s a great guy to have to fill in for a few games and he could compete for the spot. So I’d put him high.

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If Vrabel functions as DC, he joins small handful of head-coaching colleagues

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mike Vrabel didn’t have the Titans name him defensive coordinator in the press release that came out Thursday afternoon.

But no one else was given the title, either.VrabelArgueColts

For some reason, Vrabel and the team didn’t see fit to offer any clarification, which doesn't seem particularly fair to a fan base worried after the loss of Dean Pees.

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