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STATE OF THE FRANCHISE
There have been many changes to the Titans organization from last season. The Titans parted ways with the league's longest tenured head coach, Jeff Fisher, and Mike Munchak has now taken over. Munchak has been with the organization for almost 30 years, first as a Hall of Fame offensive lineman drafted in 1982, finally coaching under Jeff Fisher and now being promoted to his first head coaching job at the age of 51. Last year's top-two quarterbacks are now gone and in their place is the hopeful new rookie and number eight draft pick, Jake Locker, along with former Pro-Bowler Matt Hasselbeck, to start and mentor Locker. The defense has several new faces, especially in the front seven, including several rookie and second year players both on the defensive line and in the linebacker group who should eventually be solid players, but it may take a year or two. The Titans once again have an excellent and deep defensive backfield, enhanced with the signing of Jordan Babineaux.
Although he is once again holding out of training camp, Chris Johnson is still the best player on the Titans and had yet another very productive year in 2010. The offense will certainly continue to be centered around him and the running game, with the same solid offensive line coming back intact from last season. Look for him to be one of the most productive offensive players in the league.
The Titans have not made any changes