Terry and I will make our predictions about the upcoming Titans game. Also, we will invite a former player, a member of the media, and a TitanInsider board member to participate.
DARREN McFARLAND from TitanInsider:
The Titans are on a four-game skid, and a loss to the Jaguars on Sunday puts them two games back in the division with four games remaining in the season. Pretty much an insurmountable task for this young team, a locker room that needs someone desperately to step up and take control.
It looks like they will get the veteran Kerry Collins back under center but this roster looks like a 'Mash Unit', especially on the defensive line.
Jacksonville will remember the Monday night massacre earlier this year. in particular late in the fourth quarter when Chris Johnson punched it in the endzone from 35-yards out, to win 30-3.
FINAL SCORE: JAGUARS 23 TITANS 17
TERRY McCORMICK from TitanInsider:
Yes, the Titans are reeling with four losses in a row. They are in no way the same team that blasted Jacksonville, 30-3, back in October.
However, this is do or die for Tennessee. No win here means no playoffs, and a locker room that is already showing cracks since the Vince Young blow-up probably disintegrates with a loss here. However, a win puts the Titans right back in the thick of things and in control of their own playoff destiny, if they can, pardon the obvious pun, get up off the canvas and punch back with wins against the Jaguars and Colts in a five-day span.
FINAL SCORE: TITANS 23 JAGUARS 21
Every week now, we are pleased to have former 'Bookend' Left Tackle from the Oilers/Titans BRAD HOPKINS join Panel Picks. B-Hop is my co-host Monday through Friday on the "Afternoon Pressbox" from Noon till 3:00pm CT on 560AM WNSR. Hopkins was a 1st round pick (13th overall) in 1993. He played 13 seasons making the Pro Bowl twice in 2000 and 2003.
With a "healthy" Kerry Collins, the Titans have a better chance of controlling the game and limiting mistakes. Jags will make it close but Titans rally at home.
FINAL SCORE: TITANS 24 JAGUARS 21
Zach Piller once again joins our weekly Panel Picks. Piller played for the Titans from 1999 to 2006, and was a proud member of 'Left Side Pride' with Brad Hopkins on that offensive line. Zach can be seen regularly wearing a Florida Gators hat around town, the team he won a National Championship with in 1996.
Randy Moss hauls in two touchdowns, and Chris Johnson rushes for 130 yards after a 5-yard performance last week against the Texans.
FINAL SCORE: TITANS 20 JAGUARS 10
Our Media member this week is WILLY DAUNIC from 104.5 The Zone.
Willy Daunic joined The Zone in August of 2003. Willy offers his listening audience not only his personal experience of being an SEC basketball and baseball player but also his time as a professional baseball player with the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He also finished first among the Nashville media in the 2003 Tennessean Sports Trivia Challenge.
Willy has been a sports talk show host since 1993. He has been a Nashville resident since the fall of 1989 when he arrived for his freshmen year at Vanderbilt University on a full basketball scholarship. He played for three seasons in basketball as a reserve guard, averaging a whopping 1.7 ppg while playing for the NIT championship team in 1990 and the NCAA tournament team in 1991 under Coach Eddie Fogler.
Willy also played four years of baseball for the Commodores, going 12-6 as a pitcher for his career as well as hitting .306 as a 1B/OF/DH his senior year of 1993. After graduating with a BA in History, Daunic was drafted in the 1993 25th round by the Blue Jays, where he played two seasons hitting a combined .229 batting average with one home run as a 1B/OF.
I am concerned about the Titans injuries along the defensive line. Teams have been able to keep the QB clean and control the clock.
With MJD's abilities, I see another afternoon where the Titan defense is on the field for 70 plays and nearly 40 minutes. Titan offense must pick up the slack and get the running game going.
FINAL SCORE: JAGUARS 20 TITANS 19
This week's board member is PAT CORENO. He calls Hendersonville,Tenn his home. Pat said it is impossible to get anything done on Sunday's because of the Titans games. He is a die hard Titans and Vols fan and loves to attend games when he can.
Chris Johnson does exactly what he did the last time he played the Jags on the Monday night game. CJ goes for 125-yards and a touchdown. The defense forces 2 to 3 turnovers and gets four sacks as Jacksonville once again struggles to score on the Titans.
[b]FINAL SCORE: TITANS 27 JAGUARS 12
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