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Mike Vrabel wouldn't second-guess the 2-point conversion attempt, but I will

Mike Vrabel wouldn't second-guess the 2-point conversion attempt, but I will

LONDON – Going for it paid off huge against the Eagles. The Titans could have attempted a field goal for a tie, but risked a loss on fourth down in order to get in position for a glorious overtime win.

At Wembley Stadium they were in position likely to force overtime with a PAT, but instead went for a 2-point conversion. And when they missed it and got a second chance thanks to a penalty, they tried it again and missed it again, absorbing a 20-19 loss.IMG 6112 1

Thus they return to Nashville at 3-4, holders of a three-game losing streak heading into a bye.

Mike Vrabel said he wouldn’t second-guess it, that doing so is a job for those of us asking the questions. And so I am happy to oblige.

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MDI Mailbag: Is it growing pains for the Titans' offense, or something else?

MDI Mailbag: Is it growing pains for the Titans' offense, or something else?

LONDON -- Greetings from England, where I'm near through the first day-adjustment and really excited for a family day touring the city and taking in the Chelsea-Man U game at Stamford Bridge.

The Titans' Friday practice was uneventful but for the pretty backdrop at the Great Hall of Syon House in Brentford.MaritaCastle

My thank to MDI Construction for sponsoring all my travel for the second year in a row, including this giant trip. MDI Construction: High-quality commercial, retail and industrial construction since 2003. Their building and bidding timetable can’t be matched. 

Now onto your questions.

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Scout's take: Titans built to handle Chargers' front four

Blake Beddingfield was a Titans' scout for 19 years, through the 2017 draft. He was the team's director of college scouting for his final six years. Follow him on Twiiter at @BlakeBeddingfi1. He’s brought to you by Party Fowl. Eat hot chicken and drink boozy slushes in The Gulch, the Boro or in Donelson.

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special contributor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Chargers With Philip Rivers, Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, Tyrell Williams and Melvin Gordon will bring a very different challenge than the Ravens did.

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To keep things normal in London, Titans sent bacon

To keep things normal in London, Titans sent bacon

OVER THE ATLANTIC, EN ROUTE TO LONDON – The bacon is different.

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Jon Robinson mentioned it in a training camp visit with the Midday 180 and I asked him about it before we all set out across the Atlantic for the Titans game Sunday at WembleyStadium against the Chargers.

Now I understand many might say, Oh the pampered NFL football team needs the perfect breakfast meat and can’t adapt.

But yeah, the pampered football team needs the perfect breakfast meat and can’t adapt.

The franchise’s goal is to maintain the routine, as routine is, in many ways the lifeblood of an NFL operation.

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Jon Robinson on the possibility of a Titans' deal before the deadline

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An NFL GM isn’t going to talk very openly about trade possibilities a few weeks before the trade deadline.

But I had a chance to ask Jon Robinson about the idea of adding someone to the Titans roster via trade by Oct. 30, so now we have some stuff to parse.Robinson

“We’ve had some teams call us, we’ve touched base with some teams, there is a dialogue that goes back and forth,” he said. “There 

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NFL scoring is up, and the Titans aren't doing close to their share

NFL scoring is up, and the Titans aren't doing close to their share

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The league is in the midst of a scoring binge, with crooked numbers on scoreboards all over the country.

When the Titans hired Mike Vrabel, and when Vrabel hired Matt LaFleur, they were supposed to be heading to a more modern, wide-open offense. The mission wasn’t to score more points, it was to win more games But the path to winning more games in 2018 comes with more points.LewisStoppedRavens2

And through six games, it’s been an abject failure.

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A closer look at all 11 sacks Marcus Mariota absorbed from the Ravens

A closer look at all 11 sacks Marcus Mariota absorbed from the Ravens

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A closer look at all 11 sacks Marcus Mariota endured Sunday in the Titans’ 21-0 loss to the Ravens.

FIRST QUARTER

2-6-BLT 37 (12:01) M.Mariota sacked at BLT 43 for -6 yards (C.Wormley).

On a play-action fake to the left, Mariota rolled right, directly into Terrell Suggs, Anthony Firkser had run right past Suggs, apparently to be a primary option for a pass. Suggs slowed Mariota down while Chris Wormley closed and finished.

Result: Third-and-12.

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3-12-BLT 43 (11:25) (Shotgun) M.Mariota sacked at 50 for -7 yards (Z.Smith).

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