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Poll: Who Will Win The AFC WEST For 2018 Season? (14 member(s) have cast votes)

Who Will Win The AFC WEST For 2018 Season?

  1. Denver Broncos (2 votes [14.29%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 14.29%

  2. Kansas City Chiefs (1 votes [7.14%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.14%

  3. Los Angeles Chargers (6 votes [42.86%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 42.86%

  4. Oakland Raiders (5 votes [35.71%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 35.71%

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Who Will Win The AFC WEST For 2018 Season?

 

 

 

 

 

Denver Broncos

 

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Head coach Vance Joseph
General manager John Elway
Owner Pat Bowlen Trust
Home field Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Record 5-11
Division place Last AFC West

Playoff finish did not qualify

Offensive Scheme:West Coast

Offensive Coordinator:Bill Musgrave

Defensive Alignment:3-4

Defensive Coordinator:Joe Woods

Offensive Rank-PTS18.1(27th);YDS324.1(17th);PASS YDS208.3(20th);RUSH YDS115.8(12th)
Defensive Rank-PTS23.9(22nd);YDS290.0(3rd);PASS YDS200.6(4th);RUSH YDS89.4(5th)

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Offseason Moves:

Broncos sign QB Case Keenum,P Marquette King,DT Clinton McDonald,CB C. J. Smith,CB  Tramaine Brock,LS Christian Kuntz

 

Broncos re-sign G Billy Turner,LB Todd Davis,LB  Zaire Anderson,LB Shaquil Barrett,LB Jerrol Garcia-Williams,DE Shelby Harris,LB Joseph Jones,WR Jordan Taylor,OT Elijah Wilkinson,C Matt Paradis.

 

Broncos let go RB C.J. Anderson,TE Virgil Green,WR Cody Latimer,LB Corey Nelson,QB Brock Osweiler

 

Broncos Traded For LB Su'a Cravens,OT Jared Veldheer

 

Broncos Traded DB Aqib Talib,QB Trevor Siemian,P Riley Dixon

 

 

 

 

Coaching Changes:

Hired –Offensive Coordinator,Bill Musgrave

Released- Offensive Coordinator,Mike McCoy

 

 

 

 

Draft Picks:

1st Round: Bradley Chubb  DE   North Carolina State

2nd Round: Courtland Sutton   WR   Southern Methodist

3rd Round: Royce Freeman   RB   Oregon

3rd Round: Isaac Yiadom CB Boston College

4th Round: Josey Jewell  LB   Iowa

4th Round: DaeSean Hamilton  WR  Penn State

5th Round: Troy Fumagalli  TE   Wisconsin

6th Round: Sam Jones  OG   Arizona State

6th Round: Keishawn Bierria  LB   Washington

7th Round: David Williams  RB   Arkansas

 

 

 

 

2018 Starters:

 

OFFENSE

QB: Case Keenum
RB: Royce Freeman
WR: Demaryius Thomas
WR: Emmanuel Sanders
WR: Courtland Sutton
TE: Jake Butt
LT: Garett Bolles
LG: Ronald Leary
C: Matt Paradis
RG: Connor McGovern
RT: Jared Veldheer

 

DEFENSE

DE: Derek Wolfe
DT: Domata Peko
DE: Adam Gotsis
OLB: Von Miller
ILB: Brandon Marshall
ILB: Todd Davis
OLB: Bradley Chubb
CB: Chris Harris Jr.
CB: Bradley Roby
S: Justin Simmons
S: Darian Stewart

 

 

 

 

2018 SCHEDULE:

Sept. 9 vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Sept. 16 vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Sept. 23 at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 1 vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Oct. 7 at New York Jets, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 14 vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 18 at Arizona Cardinals, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)
Oct. 28 at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 4 vs. Houston Texans, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 11 -- BYE
Nov. 18 at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 25 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 2 at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 9 at San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 15 vs. Cleveland Browns, TBD (NFLN)
Dec. 24 at Oakland Raiders, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 30 vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas City Chiefs

 

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Head coach Andy Reid
General manager Brett Veach
Owner The Hunt Family
Home field Arrowhead Stadium
Record 10-6
Division place 1st AFC West
Playoff finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs Tennessee Titans 22–21

Offensive Scheme:West Coast

Offensive Coordinator:Eric Bieniemy

Defensive Alignment:3-4

Defensive Coordinator:Bob Sutton

Offense Rank-PTS25.9 (6th) ;YDS375.4 (5th);PASS YDS256.5 (7th);RUSH YDS118.9 (9th)
Defense Rank-PTS21.2 (15th);YDS365.1 (28th);PASS YDS247.0 (29th);RUSH YDS118.1 (25th)

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Offseason Moves:

Chiefs sign QB Chad Henne, WR Sammy Watkins, NT Xavier Williams, LB Anthony Hitchens, CB David Amerson, CB Kendall Fuller, S Robert Golden.

 

Chiefs re-sign FB Anthony Sherman,P Dustin Colquitt,DE/DT Jarvis Jenkins,WR/KR De'Anthony Thomas

 

Chiefs let go QB Alex Smith, WR Albert Wilson, G Zach Fulton, NT Bennie Logan, DE/OLB Tamba Hali, DE/OLB Dee Ford, DE/OLB Dadi Nicolas, ILB Derrick Johnson, ILB Kevin Pierre-Louis, CB Marcus Peters, CB Terrance Mitchell, CB Darrelle Revis, CB Phillip Gaines, S Ron Parker, S Steven Terrell.

 

Chiefs traded CB Marcus Peters and QB Alex Smith

 

 

 

 

 

Coaching Changes:

Hired- Offensive Coordinator,Eric Bieniemy

Released- Offensive Coordinator,Brad Childress

 

 

 

 

Draft Picks:

2nd Round: Breeland Speaks  Defensive end  Ole Miss

3rd Round: Derrick Nnadi  Defensive tackle  Florida State

3rd Round: Dorian O'Daniel  Linebacker  Clemson

4th Round: Armani Watts  Safety  Texas A&M

6th Round: Tremon Smith  Cornerback  Central Arkansas

6th Round: Kahlil McKenzie  Defensive tackle  Tennessee

 

 

 

 

2018 Starters:

 

OFFENSE

QB: Patrick Mahomes
RB: Kareem Hunt
WR: Tyreek Hill
WR: Sammy Watkins
WR: Demarcus Robinson
TE: Travis Kelce
LT: Eric Fisher
LG: Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
C: Mitch Morse
RG: Parker Ehinger
RT: Mitchell Schwartz

 

DEFENSE

DE: Allen Bailey
DE: Chris Jones
OLB: Justin Houston
ILB: Anthony Hitchens
ILB: Reggie Ragland
OLB: Dee Ford
CB: Kendall Fuller
CB: Steven Nelson
CB: David Amerson
S: Eric Berry
S: Daniel Sorensen

 

 

 

 

2018 SCHEDULE:

Sept. 9 at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Sept. 16 at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Sept. 23 vs. San Francisco 49ers, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 1 at Denver Broncos, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Oct. 7 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 14 at New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Oct. 21 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 28 vs. Denver Broncos, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 4 at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 11 vs. Arizona Cardinals, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Nov. 19 at Los Angeles Rams (Mexico City), 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Nov. 25 -- BYE
Dec. 2 at Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 9 vs. Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 13 vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)
Dec. 23 at Seattle Seahawks, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Dec. 30 vs. Oakland Raiders, 1 p.m. (CBS)

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles Chargers

 

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Head coach Anthony Lynn
General manager Tom Telesco
Owner Alex Spanos
Home field Stubhub Center
Record 9-7
Division place 2nd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

Offensive Scheme:Erhardt-Perkins

Offensive Coordinator:Ken Whisenhunt

Defensive Alignment:3-4

Defensive Coordinator:Gus Bradley
Offense Rank-PTS22.2 (13th);YDS376.6 (4th);PASS YDS276.9 (1st);RUSH YDS99.7 (24th)
Defense Rank-PTS17.0 (3rd);YDS328.4 (15th);PASS YDS197.2 (3rd);RUSH YDS131.1 (31st)

 

 

 

 

2018 Offseason Moves:

Chargers sign QB Geno Smith,C Mike Pouncey,K Caleb Sturgis,TE Virgil Green,CB Jaylen Watkins

 

Chargers re-sign WR Tyrell Williams,S Adrian Phillips.OT Michael Schofield

 

Chargers let go G/C Matt Slauson,DE/OLB Jerry Attaochu,RB Branden Oliver,K Nick Novak,QB Kellen Clemens

 

 

 

Coaching Changes:

None

 

 

 

 

Draft Picks:

1st Round: Derwin James  S  Florida State

2nd Round: Uchenna Nwosu  LB  USC

3rd Round: Justin Jones  DT  NC State

4th Round: Kyzir White  S  West Virginia

5th Round: Scott Quessenberry  C  UCLA

6th Round: Dylan Cantrell  WR  Texas Tech

7th Round: Justin Jackson  RB  Northwestern

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Starters:

 

OFFENSE

QB: Philip Rivers
RB: Melvin Gordon
WR: Keenan Allen
WR: Mike Williams
WR: Tyrell Williams
TE: Hunter Henry
LT: Russell Okung
LG: Dan Feeney
C: Mike Pouncey
RG: Forrest Lamp
RT: Joe Barksdale

 

DEFENSE

DE: Joey Bosa
DT: Brandon Mebane
DT: Darius Philon
DE: Melvin Ingram
MLB: Denzel Perryman
OLB: Jatavis Brown
CB: Casey Hayward
CB: Jason Verrett
CB: Desmond King
S: Derwin James
S: Jahleel Addae

 

 

 

 

2018 SCHEDULE:

Sept. 9 vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Sept. 16 at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Sept. 23 at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Sept. 30 vs. San Francisco 49ers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 7 vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 14 at Cleveland Browns, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 21 vs. Tennessee Titans (London), 9:30 a.m. (CBS)
Oct. 28 -- BYE
Nov. 4 at Seattle Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 11 at Oakland Raiders, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Nov. 18 vs. Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 25 vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Dec. 2 at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 9 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 13 at Kansas City Chiefs, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)
Dec. 22 or 23 vs. Baltimore Ravens, TBD (TBD)
Dec. 30 at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oakland Raiders

 

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Head coach Jon Gruden
General manager Reggie McKenzie
Owner Mark Davis
Home field Oakland Alameda Coliseum
Record 6-10
Division place 3rd AFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

Offensive Scheme:West Coast

Offensive Coordinator:Greg Olson

Defensive Alignment:4-3

Defensive Coordinator:Paul Guenther

Offense Rank-PTS18.8(23rd);YDS324.1(17th);PASS YDS226.9(16th);RUSH YDS97.1(25th)
Defense Rank-PTS23.3(20th);YDS350.1(23rd);PASS YDS241.1(26th);RUSH YDS108.9(12th)

 

 

 

 

 

2018 Offseason Moves:

Raiders sign WR Jordy Nelson,RB Doug Martin,TE Derek Carrier,S Marcus Gilchrist,LB Tahir Whitehead,LS  Andrew DePaola,CB Shareece Wright,CB  Senquez Golson,WR Dwayne Harris,CB Daryl Worley,LB Derrick Johnson,DT Ahtyba Rubin, DE Frostee Rucker,OT Breno Giacomini,CB Leon Hall.

 

Raiders re-sign DT Justin Ellis,S Reggie Nelson,LB Shilique Calhoun,LB/DE James Cowser,K  Giorgio Tavecchio,G/T  Denver Kirkland,QB E.J. Manuel.

 

Raiders let go WR Michael Crabtree,CB David Amerson,K Sebastian Janikowski,P Marquette King,TE Clive Walford,DE  Denico Autry,CB T. J. Carrie,OT Marshall Newhouse

 

Raiders trade for WR Martavis Bryant,WR Ryan Switzer,QB Christian Hackenberg

 

Raiders trade WR Cordarrelle Patterson,FB Jamize Olawale,DE Jihad Ward

 

 

 

 

Coaching Changes:

Hired –Offensive Coordinator,Greg Olson.  Defensive Coordinator,Paul Guenther

Released- Offensive Coordinator,Todd Downing.  Defensive Coordinator,Ken Norton Jr

 

 

 

 

Draft Picks:

1st Round: Kolton Miller  OT   UCLA

2nd Round: P.J. Hall  DT   Sam Houston State

3rd Round: Brandon Parker  OT  North Carolina A&T

3rd Round: Arden Key  LB   Louisiana State

4th Round: Nick Nelson CB Wisconsin

5th Round: Maurice Hurst  DT  Michigan

5th Round: Johnny Townsend  P   Florida

6th Round: Azeem Victor  LB   Washington

7th Round: Marcell Ateman  WR   Oklahoma State

 

 

 

 

2018 Starters:

 

OFFENSE

QB: Derek Carr
RB: Marshawn Lynch
WR: Amari Cooper
WR: Martavis Bryant
WR: Jordy Nelson
TE: Jared Cook
LT: Donald Penn
LG: Kelechi Osemele
C: Rodney Hudson
RG: Gabe Jackson
RT: Kolton Miller

 

DEFENSE

DE: Khalil Mack
DT: Justin Ellis
DT: Maurice Hurst
DE: Bruce Irvin
OLB: Tahir Whitehead
MLB: Derrick Johnson
CB: Rashaan Melvin
CB: Gareon Conley
CB: Daryl Worley
S: Karl Joseph
S: Reggie Nelson

 

 

 

 

 

2018 SCHEDULE:

Sept. 10 vs. Los Angeles Rams, 10:20 p.m. (ESPN)
Sept. 16 at Denver Broncos, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Sept. 23 at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Sept. 30 vs. Cleveland Browns, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 7 at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Oct. 14 vs. Seattle Seahawks (London), 1 p.m. (FOX)
Oct. 21 -- BYE
Oct. 28 vs. Indianapolis Colts, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 1 at San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFLN)
Nov. 11 vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
Nov. 18 at Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nov. 25 at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 2 vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 9 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)
Dec. 16 at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Dec. 24 vs. Denver Broncos, 8:15 p.m. (ESPN)
Dec. 30 at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. (CBS)


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Last year the Chargers lost 4 games all were by a small margin of five points or less.

 

Had the Chargers won those 4 close games they would've been 13-3 and best team in AFC.

 

The Chargers have a good offense always top 5 with Rivers at QB. All they have needed was a kickass defense and now they have it with Bosa/Ingram the best pass rushing duo in the NFL and they also have built a good secondary.

 

I pick Chargers to win AFC WEST

 

I think the Chiefs are close in second place.

 

 

The Raiders could be a 9-7 wild card type team this year but they have a real tough schedule that includes division games and lots of games vs NFC West a tough division that has Rams,Seahawks,49ers and Cards and the other division they must face includes Steelers,Ravens,Bengals.

 

 

Denver has been stuck in a hole and losing the last couple seasons. Doesnt look to get better.....yet,


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Gruden. 


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Chargers are very dangerous, lots of playmakers of both sides of the ball.

 

Excited to see if the addition of safety Derwin James will step the defense up another level.



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Chargers are very dangerous, lots of playmakers of both sides of the ball.

 

Excited to see if the addition of safety Derwin James will step the defense up another level.

 

Agreed, i'd love to see Rivers get a ring.


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One of the more competitive divisions... hard not to go with the Chargers, though.



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KC should be an interesting team to watch

 

If Mahomes is who they think he is, their offense could put up a shitload of points.



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just like the afc south, this division is strong top to bottom and will be a dog fight

 

any of the teams could win the division and it wouldn't surprise me



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just like the afc south, this division is strong top to bottom and will be a dog fight

 

any of the teams could win the division and it wouldn't surprise me

 

Yep. Man i can't wait for October 21,2018 Tennessee Titans vs. L.A. Chargers in London,England

 

Over the last 20 years both teams overall win/loss records are nearly identical.

 

Titans are ranked 14th overall with a 155-149 record

 

Chargers are ranked 15th overall with a 153-151 record

 

Over the course of 304 NFL games they were very close in win/losses

 

BUT the Chargers own the Titans ass since '99 in head to head matchups......

 

Chargers are 8-1 vs Titans since 1999

 

2016--Chargers 43  Titans 35

2013--Titans 20    Chargers 17

2012--Chargers 38  Titans 10

2010--Chargers 33  Titans 25

2009--Chargers 42  Titans 17

2007--Chargers 17  Titans 6   AFC Wild Card Game

2007--Chargers 23  Titans 17 OVERTIME

2006--Chargers 40  Titans 7

2004--Chargers 38  Titans 17


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I like the Chargers chances and vice versa for you I'm sure  :pop



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I took Denver now that they have a real QB.


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Chargers are very dangerous, lots of playmakers of both sides of the ball.

 

Excited to see if the addition of safety Derwin James will step the defense up another level.

 

They have the best defense in that division.

 

Second is not even close.



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I like the Chargers chances and vice versa for you I'm sure  :pop

 

Yep i like the Titans chances.

 

In 2016 the Titans hired a new GM Jon Robinson and QB Marcus Mariota was coming off of his rookie year.

 

The Titans GM at his press conference just a few days shy of his 40th birthday was answering questions and someone asked how important the Titans were to him. The GM said very important and then he told everyone he was born/raised in Tennessee and he was actually a Titans fan going back to the teams very first year in '99.

 

He had spent the previous decade as director of scouting at New England discovering Rob Gronkowski,Pat Chung,Logan Ryan,Dont'a Hightower,Julian Edelman,Devin McCourty,etc.

 

Anyway what made Robinson's job a bit easier was the fact that the two most important needs most teams have are QB and left tackle and Tennesee already both so Robinson could begin looking at other positions.

 

Not long after being hired very first thing he did was get the Titans a legit RB Demarco Murray something they lacked the last three years since Chris Johnson was let go.

 

In free agency for 2016 besides Murray he signed QB Matt Cassell,C Ben Jones,OG Josh Kline,WR Rishard Matthews, WR Andre Johnson. OT Jack Conklin,RB Derrick Henry,S Kevin Byard(Led NFL in interceptions in 2017),WR Tajae Sharpe,CB LeShaun Sims,NT Austin Johnson,LB Aaron Wallace,CB Kalan Reed were the draft picks.

 

GM Robinson had a lot of new players between the draft/free agency and he also let go of a bunch of players as he aimed to fix the Titans into a lean fighting roster cutting all the dead weight.

 

To start the 2016 season the team would have a much stronger run game,stronger offensive line,better wide receivers as well as new players on defense as well due to the draft/free agency. The team ended up going 9-7 the first season with Robinson and everything was looking up once again with a winning season.

 

In just one year Robinson took the Titans added talent in draft/free agency and the team won six more games in 2016 than in 2015 as the Titans had a 9-7 record and winning mark in Mariota's second season.

 

Some of the big wins that 2016 regular season included Green Bay,Kansas City,Denver,Miami,Detroit and Houston. They beat K.C.with a couple seconds left on a 53 yard FG,They beat Detroit with one minute left on 4th down with Mariota hitting WR Andre Johnson with a TD strike between multiple defenders,They beat defending Super Bowl champs Denver when they forced a turnover in the last minutes of the game.

 

The biggest win of course were the Packers 47-25. Tennessee scored 21 in the first quarter and 35 in the first half vs.Green Bay.35 points was the most in one half for that year 2016. On Tennessee's very first play RB Demarco Murray ran 75 yards for a TD.

 

Mariota threw for 300 yards,4TD and 0INT with a 149.8 QB rating

 

After the Packers game Mariota is the first QB in modern NFL history with six four-TD performances in his first 22 career games. No other QB had more to start a career. Has 9 games with 100 passer rating/multiple TD’s only Dan Marino,Russell Wilson and Kurt Warner had more in their first 2 seasons at QB.

 

Mariota named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November 2016 and AFC Player of the Week for Week Ten 2016.

 

In 2017 offseason GM Robinson drafted WR Corey Davis,CB Adoree Jackson,WR Taywan Taylor,TE Jonnu Smith,LB Jayon Brown,etc. as well as in free agency sign CB Logan Ryan,DT Sylvester Williams,S Jonathan Cyprien,WR Eric Decker,WR Eric Weems,S Bryden Trawick,LB Darren Bates,etc. They needed special teams to improve so they signed Weems,Trawick and Bates.

 

So now even more cuts are made and when the 2017 opening day roster is announced less than 1/3 of the players are still around from his initial walk in the Titans headquarters in the 2016 offseason.

 

For the 2017 season the Titans go 9-7 again and end up sweeping the Colts and Jaguars even though the Jaguars end up 10-6 with the better record.

 

The Titans should've won 11 or 12 games easily but mistakes doomed them in a 3 game losing streak they lose by 5 points to Arizona,4 points to the Rams and 2 points to 49ers when the Titans thought they had the game won with around 50 seconds as they thought they kicked a game winning FG only to see Garoppolo lead the 49ers rapidly downfield and with time expiring 49ers stun Titans who thought they had the game in the bag only to see the Niners snatch it away with a winning FG of their own.

 

Regardless the Titans make the postseason. At Kansas City Mariota sets a couple more records one was where he threw a TD to himself becoming the first and only QB to ever do so. And Mariota led Tennessee to the biggest road comeback win in playoff history 22-21. Next game Tennessee lost to New England one step away from the AFC Championship.

 

See the big contrast??   In the 2016 offseason when Robinson started Tennessee was considered one of the worst team in NFL coming off of 3 wins. Heading into the 2018 offseason Tennessee were considered one of the best teams in the NFL nearly making the AFC title game.

 

Heading into his third offseason Robinson has only a few players left from when he first walked in among those are TE Delanie Walker,QB Marcus Mariota,LT Taylor Lewan,LG Quinton Spain,TE Phillip Supernaw,LB Derrick Morgan,DTJurrell Casey,DT Daquan Jones,P Brett Kern,K Ryan Succoup.

 

When Robinson makes his opening day roster 53 players then there will be 10 players maybe less from when he first walked into headquarters two years prior. 1/5 of the players remain.

 

Free agency 2018 Titans sign QB Blaine Gabbert to be its backup QB,RB Dion Lewis to help at RB,G Xavier Su'a-Filo to be depth on the line,OT Kevin Pamphile depth on the line,WR Michael Campanaro depth at WR and return kicks. NT Bennie Logan be a possible starter on the defensive line,ILB Will Compton depth at linebacker,CB Malcolm Butler starter in secondary.

 

Draft 2018 By now with free agency mostly done the only place on the roster in need of talent/depth was linebacker. So in the draft Robinson traded up twice early and got 2 linebackers with a first round grade. They were Raashan Evans and Harold Landry.

 

After Evans/Landry only two picks left S Dane Cruikshank and a QB Luke Falk

 

Cruikshank could be a possible starter.

 

The Titans are all set to go for 2018 season.

 

Titans trying for 3rd straight winning season and back to back playoff berths.


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how about some cliffs notes mike?  jfc  :gun



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LOL.

 

The short version.....

 

Titans were a good team from 1999 through 2011.

 

In 2012 after a year on the bench the Titans played QB Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck went to the bench. The Titans were hamstrung with a bad GM(just hired) and a bust at QB(just drafted) and from 2012 thru 2015 the Titans had 4 straight losing seasons each worse than the next culminating in a 3-13 and 2-14 record for 2014/2015

 

With the number 2 draft pick 2015 they drafted Marcus Mariota so they were able to cut loose the QB bust Jake Locker. Mariota had a great rookie season 2015 but no supporting cast so another bad season. Thankfully the last bad season 2015

 

2016 hired new GM things change for better

 

The Titans traded the number 1 pick to the Rams for a bunch of picks in 2016 and that same year they improved had a winning season in 2016

 

In 2017 had another winning season and made the playoffs won a playoff game at Kansas City had another winning season

 

2018 hoping for a third straight winning season and second straight playoff berth


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thanks mike

 

you really love to wax poetic about Mariota and the Titans, good gracious lol  :flag



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thanks mike

 

you really love to wax poetic about Mariota and the Titans, good gracious lol  :flag

 

Yep,

 

I do hope that Mariota plays as well and as long Rivers has played.

 

Cant believe Rivers doesnt have a ring as he is way better than Eli Manning,always was. Put Rivers on the Giants they would have more titles.

 

This year is Rivers 15th.

 

Rivers' career passer rating of 94.6 is ninth-best all-time among NFL QBs with at least 1,500 passing attempts.

 

Rivers is ranked 4th all-time in consecutive starts by a QB in NFL history with 192.

 

7× Pro Bowl (2006, 2009–2011, 2013, 2016, 2017)

 

One of his best games was in September 2013.....In their Week 4 win over the Dallas Cowboys, Rivers set an NFL record for completion percentage (83%) for a quarterback who also threw for over 400 yards (401), 3 touchdowns and a 120.3 QB rating

 

During Weeks 2–6,2014 Rivers became the first NFL QB ever to have a passer rating over 120 for five consecutive games.

 

Also Rivers is tied with 9 other QB for record of passing 400 yards in back to back games. His backup QB for a few years Billy Volek ex Tennessee Titans shares that record as well.

 

Volek actually holds the NFL record for most yardage passed by a QB in two games in NFL history as Volek passed for 918 yards along with 8TD & 1INT and the Titans managed to lose both games. A 40-35 loss to Raiders and a 49-38 loss to Chiefs as they had a bad defense that 2004 season. In 2006 Volek was traded to Chargers and helped them beat Indy in the postseason not long after.

 

 

In 12 out of Rivers 14 years playing with the Chargers the team finished in top 10 in with total offense or points scored.

 

 

If you asked me who i would want out of the 2004 draft i would say without hesitation Philip Rivers, in my eyes a top 5 QB over the past 20 years up there with Brady,Brees,Rodgers,Manning

 

Also back in 2015 the Titans and Chargers were in talks to trade Rivers to the Titans for the pick that became Mariota as they liked him a lot. Although the deal didnt happen i would've had no issue with it.


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Lets look at all this. Chargers QB Philip Rivers has been with the same team 15 years and if everything goes as usual he will have played 13 straight years with no missed games. Thats over 200 straight games,over a decade straight at QB without getting hurt.

 

Out of those 12 years playing Rivers was good enough to get voted Pro Bowl worthy 7 of those years. He is 9th all time in pass rating which is basically measuring how well a QB plays each game. Out of over 30 teams and hundreds of QB's going back nearly a hundred years as well Rivers is measured up as being 9th best QB in NFL history basically.

 

In 2013 he set a record as no one throwing over 400 yards had ever completed a high percentage 83% as Rivers,he also had 3TD and 120.3 QB rating

 

The very next year he became the first QB to ever have over 120 QB rating for 5 straight games.

 

Of 12 years playing Rivers led the Chargers 10 different years to either a top 10 rank in points scored or total offense.

 

 

 

I'll say it again i think he is a top 5 QB over the past 20 years only Brees,Brady,Rodgers and Peyton Manning are better. From the 2004 draft i'd chose Rivers over Eli and Big Ben easily without a second thought. He is a future hall of famer in every game except Tennessee i am rooting for the Chargers i want Rivers to get a ring. The man deserves it.

 

This year and the next will be Rivers best chance as the defense is young,dominant and hungry and the O should be good like always.

 

 

Rivers first 7 years.....76-36 ,made playoffs 5 times and had zero losing seasons.

 

2004--12-4

2005--9-7

2006--14-2

2007--11-5

2008--8-8

2009--13-3

2010--9-7

 

 

Rivers last 7 years.....51-61 ,made playoffs only 1 time and had three losing seasons.

 

2011--8-8

2012--7-9

2013--9-7

2014--9-7

2015--4-12

2016--5-11

2017--9-7


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I think the Chargers are rightfully a tick more toward the fav although for me they are a get over the hump when I see it, team. But have to pick em because who could push em for the top spot?  

 

Chiefs have a rookie QB and a brutal schedule so it could be a rough one for them. The Raiders may need a season or so under the new regime and will prob be up and down. 

 

Broncos seemingly have a more reliable QB but it still has to all come together.  So seems like at least for now the Chargers have fewer ? marks than the rest of that division. 



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nice Rivers stats, mike...guy has played through numerous injuries throughout his career.

 

This year the Chergers might have the best oline in River's career.  The oline has been awful for most of his career.



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Chargers win it with Chiefs in second place......


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