Thoughts on the Titans after an unbearable preseason finale

No matter how one tries to prepare himself to watch that, it was even worse than expected.

Week 4 of the preseason is mercifully over.

Chiefs 30, Titans 6 was pretty unbearable viewing.

Mike Mularkey changed his mind and didn’t play many starters. We saw no veteran who will challenge for the starting lineup on offense play.

On defense, we did see three of the team’s top four corners – LeShaun Sims, Adoree’ Jackson and Brice McCain – and some others.

Let’s start there.

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Why the Titans closing practice isn't pissing me off this time

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When Mike Munchak shut down practice to the media before the 2013 season, it irked me in a way few things have during my time around the Titans, dating back to 1996.

He completely bungled the way he presented it to us and failed to offer a good explanation for the change.

Several of us who covered the team stood with him after practice for 45 minutes and let him have it, grilling him about how he decided to make the big change and why.

I had some doozies with Ken Whisenhunt, but that was probably as bad an exchange with a Titans coach as I ever had. I told him in very clear terms, he was giving away any benefit of the doubt he previously got from me.

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Corey Davis back in action, but when can he catch up?

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After the Titans practiced in pads Tuesday and Mike Mularkey got his first look in a long time at receivers Corey Davis and Eric Decker, the Titans coach said he wouldn’t yet rule them out for Thursday night 

in Kansas City.

But if they don’t play Davis (hamstring) and Decker (ankle) will have a very good chance of being 100 percent when the Titans kick off the regular season at Nissan Stadium against the Raiders on Sept. 10.

Decker is in his eighth season and there is no reason to worry about his readiness.

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Fantasy football expectations for the Titans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – I’m getting a lot of questions about the Titans in fantasy football.

Predicting stats is a difficult game, but I do think I can help you slot players and manage expectations.HenryvsCAR2

Let’s look at how key Titans rank on ESPN’s list and what they are projected to do. I will give you a sense if I think they are on target or if you should expect better or worse.

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