Kuharsky broadcastNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- I'm back from Palm Beach, Fla. and the NFL annual meetings, so it was a good time for us to get together and chat.

Also, there are new developments regarding a replacement for Nissan Stadium we discussed those.

I want to put together a piece on what you want in a new venue, and I've started an entry on that on our private Facebook page, where you can also rewatch this broadcast.

Among the items we also covered: Bruce Arians stepping down which happened just as we got started, the continual mediocrity of Tennessee's special teams, whether they are more likely to draft a guard or a tackle, the new overtime rule, Dane Cruikshank's move to the Bears.

As usual, you did a great job with the questions. Head below if you're not going to Facebook.

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Titans have a project executive for new stadium on staff

PALM BEACH, Fla. – As the Titans and Metro Nashville assessed Nissan Stadium expecting to plan for renovations, then found the building unfit for overhaul, the franchise wasn’t counting entirely on outside expertise.

Kellen DeCoursey has been working for the team as its project executive since the fall, looking at the renovation and construction process, defining projects and lining up the proper people for the team to work with. [Unlocked]


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Why Jon Robinson can be bullish on bringing in injured guys

PALM BEACH, Fla. – The Titans look at potential incoming players who are injured with a keen eye and a…

I couldn’t find the word so Jon Robinson found it for me.

A “bullish” sense, he said.

“I think I trust our medical team, I trust our evaluations of a player,” Robinson said during a break in the NFL annual meetings at The Breakers. “At the end of the day, it boils down to me making the decision. I understand the onus falls on my shoulders.

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NFL not saying indoor stadium would guarantee Nashville a Super Bowl (but it would)

PALM BEACH, Fla. – The NFL isn’t yet willing to say what many of us presume, that an indoor stadium in Nashville for the Titans will guarantee a Super Bowl for Nashville.

That’s despite the fact that the last nine new NFL venues have all hosted or are scheduled to host the big game dating all the way back to 2007, including cold-weather Minnesota, Indianapolis and New York.

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Las Vegas will host the 2023 season Super Bowl at Allegiant Stadium.

The NFL’s Brian McCarthy vice president of communications said Wednesday that such a stadium certainly would enhance Music City’s chances. [Unlocked]

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PALM BEACH, Fla. – For his four years as Titans coach, Mike Vrabel has stamped special team’s acquisitions with approval.

In 2018 Michael Campanaro and Will Compton were going to be big helps for special teams along with rookie Dane Cruikshank. In 2019 it was Adam Humphries and Amani Hooker who would be the boosts. In 2020 Nick Dzubnar was the headliner with Darrynton Evans the rookie hopeful. And last year Ola Adeniyi was the top veteran and Monty Rice the top first-year man.

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This time around, it’s been A.J. Moore and Trenton Cannon.

So heading into 2022 the core of Titans special teams will still feature Adeniyi and Rice with Moore and Cannon aboard.

But is there cause to expect an overall middling unit to finally rise?

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Report: State will put $500 million toward new Titans stadium, with a catch

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee is pushing for $500 million in state bonds to go toward the Titans' new stadium, but it comes with a significant condition – it’s earmarked to be part of an enclosed venue, Axios reports.NashvilleStadiumSkyline

Metro Nashville and the Titans still have much to hash out with regard to financing and planning a new building to replace Nissan Stadium, which they’ve determined would cost $1.2 billion to refurbish, enough that a new stadium is preferable. [Unlocked]

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Tom Brady and the Bucs, Cardinals coming to Nashville for joint practices

PALM BEACH, Fla. – Tom Brady is coming back to Tennessee this summer.

The Titans plan to hold joint training camp practice sessions with Tampa Bay and Arizona, Mike Vrabel said at the NFL owner’s meetings Monday morning.BradyVrabel

That reveals the team’s home schedule for the preseason when the team will host two preseason games and travel for one in a season when they are home for eight regular-season games and on the road for nine.

He also said the Titans will open their season on the road. [Unlocked]

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Greetings mailbaggers and dear readers. 

Welcome to the weekend. Hope you are well-rested after that late basketball and soccer Thursday night. Exciting stuff.Titans Mural

Thanks for the good questions.

Let's dig in.

David Jackson The assumption is that Henry comes back and is back to his old self. What if he struggles and never gets back to his pre-injury form? Do you think Titans are/should be prepared for that possibility? If they need to switch to a pass-first offense can they do it with current personnel? Should that impact their draft?

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