mid day 180 top

Two more clues on Titans' new uniforms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wednesday evening, we’ll see once and for all what is real and what is not.

UniformTeaseWill the big celebration of what the Titans have deemed their "tradition evolved" culminate with more oohs and ahhs or groans?

A lot of people seem to think they know for sure that stuff floating around the internet is real.

I don’t know how they are so certain. The Titans didn't show us much, but the video tease from a few weeks ago (pictured here) doesn't match up to the recent "leak" to my eyes.

At this point, I'll wait and see.

But here are two new things I do know.

Write comment (5 Comments)

Amy Adams Strunk on nepotism on Titans' coaching staff: 'I'm not my dad'

mdi construction barNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- His daughter doesn’t remember why Bud Adams had such a hard line against sons working for their fathers with the Titans, but she knows he did.

“I don’t know where he got such a strong feeling on it,” Amy Adams Strunk said at the recent owners’ meetings. “But he did have a strong feeling on it.”StrunkOwners2

I think it came out of the Jeff Fisher-Floyd Reese era. Reese’s son worked with him in the front office in some sort of assistant capacity late in his Reese’s term as general manager.

Fisher tried to hire his son, Brandon, at the end of his tenure.

And Gregg Williams was a candidate to come back as defensive coordinator at one point but didn’t when the team would not also

Write comment (4 Comments)

Guest column: Preds fans should pump the brakes on Eeli Tolvanen train

By John Glennon, guest columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The hype surrounding Nashville Predators prospect Eeli Tolvanen is so great that one longtime team observer figured Tolvanen simply strolled across the Atlantic Ocean en route to Music City.

Alas, walking on water is one of the few things not on the lengthy resume of the 18 year-old Tolvanen, a Finnish native who signed his first NHL contract Thursday morning. The 2017 first-round pick is likely to make his Predators debut Saturday, when Nashville hosts the Buffalo Sabres.Tolvanen

(Photo: Tolvanen at developmental camp, courtesy Nashville Predators.)

Tolvanen's already made a huge impact on the professional hockey front this season, as he racked up 36 points (19 goals, 17 assists) in 49 games for his Jokerit team in Finland. It was the most productive season ever for a teenager in Russia's KHL, which is considered the second-best league in the world.

Write comment (6 Comments)

Amy Adams Strunk didn't connect with Mike Mularkey during his exit, says she admired his contribution

mdi construction bar

IMG 0229Mike Mularkey had no bigger advocate than Amy Adams Strunk, and still, she signed off on firing him with a year left on his contract.

Mularkey and his staff failed to maximize what they had to work with, and he was simply too stubborn.

Yes, he took his team to consecutive 9-7 records with a playoff trip and a wild-card win in 2017.

Even so, the franchise decided he was not the right guy to take the Titans forward.

Write comment (9 Comments)

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.

Pk Pod 2

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. 

Write comment (0 Comments)

Amy Adams Strunk says NFL is now quiet about Titans' ownership, confirms plan is for Kenneth Adams to take over

mdi construction barORLANDO, Fla. – The third of the Titans and KSA Industries owned by Susie Adams Smith remains for sale but nothing is pending, according to Amy Adams Strunk.IMG 7412

“She has not sold it yet, but she would like to sell it,” Strunk said.

Strunk is either not liquid enough or doesn’t have enough to buy her sister out, but she also doesn’t feel like she needs to.

“If I could (I’d buy it), but I’m happy with where I am right now,” she said.

Write comment (2 Comments)

mdi construction barORLANDO, Fla. -- Playbook authorship fascinates me.

Piecing together philosophies built from years in different places at different levels with different people and combining all that with a roster viewed only on film is a tough job.

There will be a lot of tinkering as the Titans go forward.

But while Mike Vrabel fulfilled his obligations as the owners' meetings, Dean Pees and Matt LaFleur continued to work on the Titans playbooks.

My video report:

Write comment (1 Comment)


Cron Job Starts