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Post subject: The Tennessee Titans now are without their top two receiving Post Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:43 am
The Tennessee Titans now are without their top two receiving threats this season , releasing wide receiver

Rishard Matthews after they couldn't trade the veteran.General manager Jon Robinson said Thursday morning that Matthews talked with him last week about being unhappy, then came to him Monday requesting to be traded or released. The Titans talked http://www.authenticschicagobears.com/cheap-nick-kwiatkoski-jerseywith several teams, but Robinson said nothing came from those discussions with Matthews unhappy over his role in the offense."It had reached kind of maybe a point of no return for him," Robinson said. "I told him several times, several times, that I know you can help this football team. I believed in him. That's why we signed him a couple years ago, and he's been good for our football team the last couple years."The Titans currently are without three-time Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker who broke his right ankle in the season opener.Matthews was one of the first free agents signed by Robinson after he became Tennessee's general manager in 2016. The wide receiver led the Titans with 1,740 yards receiving and 13 touchdowns combined over the past two seasons and started 20 of 30 games in that span.Coming off injuries that limited him through the offseason and preseason, Matthews had not started once. He also had only three catches for 11 yards.The receiver, who turns 29 on Oct. 12, wrote in an Instagram post Wednesday that "Daddy's home for good. That is unless someone Calls him to get off the couch." Matthews did not practice Wednesday with what Titans coach Mike Vrabel said at the time were personal reasons.Vrabel declined to talk about Matthews after practice, saying he would talk about the players on the Titans and Sunday's opponent in the Eagles.Matthews had criticized Tennessee's offense late last season. The Titans hired a new coach in Vrabel Youth Jordan Howard Jersey , who brought in offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur to install a new offense.Injuries limited Matthews with the new offense being installed this offseason. He wasn't removed from the physically unable to perform list Aug. 26 . The Titans even signed Matthews to an extension through 2019 on Aug. 21, a deal the receiver negotiated on his own. Matthews returned just as quarterback Marcus Mariota hurt his elbow in the season opener, severely limiting the Titans' offense with Tennessee even pulling out the wildcat at times over the past two games.Robinson said he repeatedly told Matthews that the receiver could help the Titans."He felt differently," Robinson said. "He felt like he needed to move on, and that's what we've done."This leaves the Titans with very little experience at wide receiver. Matthews had 82 games and 228 receptions in his career. The remaining Titans receivers: Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor, Tajae Sharpe, Darius Jennings and Nick Williams have a combined 81 games and 156 career catches.Davis is the top receiver after being the fifth overall draft pick in the 2017 draft, and Taylor was a third-round pick. Sharpe now is the most tenured receiver with the Titans after being the first pick in the fifth round draft in 2016. Sharpe said Matthews was like a big brother to the group."We understand he has his own personal things going on," Taylor said. "He wants to go about it his way."The Titans (2-1) host the Eagles (2-1) on Sunday with Mariota improving giving hope that the Tennessee offense might open up."We can't look back," Sharpe said. "We got to get rolling with the guys that are in this locker room, so that just gives opportunities for more guys to step on the field and make some plays for us."Bears vs Buccaneers postgame: Soldier Field witnesses Biskmagic as Trubisky leads Bears in 48 to 10 evisceration of Bucs Some people have been patient with Mitch Trubisky. They have pointed out that he shows great traits when his head and mechanics are right Youth Mitchell Trubisky Jersey , that he’s still inexperienced with limited NFL and college experience. Some of us have even pointed out the reasons he’s struggled are mostly areas that can be improved and there was no reason to give up hope that he could be a true franchise star.Those people look smart right now. For those of you just joining us, I was one of those people. I am pleased by this turn of events.This games full, glorious box score can be found here, in case you want to frame it or print it out to hang on the refrigerator.If it all comes down to execution, Trubisky brought the guillotineTwo more touchdowns in the first half than any Bears’ quarterback in franchise history? Check. Red zone execution. Check. Exceptional accuracy on deep throws? Check. Legs for days? Check. Accuracy on throws to the left?? Check!So far this season, it seems Trubisky was cooking with baking soda. Any amateur food chemist worth their weight in salt will tell you that if you want a baked good—such as a biscuit—to rise, you need to add an acid to the baking soda. This converts the bicarbonate to carbonic acid (H2CO3) which, of course, can then break into water and carbon dioxide, the later in gaseous form expands the biscuit from within and allows it to rise into it’s idea fluffy and flaky form.Maybe it was Nagy simplifying the offense the right amount. Maybe it was something within Trubisky that finally clicked. Or maybe it was the bitterness of shade fans have been piling on him for the first three weeks. The reason why may never be clear. It hardly matters.The biscuit has risen.This is what I pictured when I fantasized about Tarik Cohen and Taylor Gabriel in the same offenseIt probably has something to with the Buccaneers rolling with three rookie corner backs, but it seemed at least one defender was over-matched against one of these two. This game was full of deep passes to these swift shorties and quick dump-offs that they grabbed and ran, chopping up the defense and stacking up YAC. For Trubisky’s 6th touchdown Blue Eddie Goldman Jersey , he tried a bootleg to the right to Cohen without success, then immediately connected on the same play to Gabriel. It felt too easy. We can worry about that later.Helloo Bilal NicholsSpeaking of areas overflowingin riches on the Bears roster. Bilal Nichols has shown up strong in limited snaps on a deep defensive line. There’s nothing I like more than watching a big bear break into the backfield and smosh down a scrambling opponent, and Nichols delivered with two beautiful tackles for loss. Khalil Mack is going to get a strip sack every game for the rest of his career It might not show up on the stat sheet if you don’t count—like today—when the offense recovers it, but the man knows how to sack the ball, incidentally bringing the quarterback down with it. Is it too early to worry about becoming complacent with Mack’s level of excellence and potentially taking it for granted? Don’t let it happen, Bears fans!Akiem Hicks on pace for 12 sacksHopefully, he can pick it up as he gets more comfortable taking advantage of Mack’s double teams.Dance Party in Winston’s backfieldIt became comical how often multiple Bears ended up chasing Jameis Winston in the backfield in the second half, at times knocking into either, often barely wiffing on a sack. It would have been frustrating if the game hadn’t clearly established as an indisputably glorious Bears triumph.Bears still rule the NFC NorthI think the best approach for the Bears at this point is to win every game going forward. I haven’t done all the math, but I’m pretty sure that will seal the division for them. Don’t want to risk screwing this up.It was a beautiful day in Chicago. The Bears performance exceeded even the most optimistic of expectations. The offense may never run this smoothly again, so take this moment to appreciate it. I know I’ll be rewatching the coaches tape more than once. I don’t even think there will be diminishing returns in the number of chortles and giggles this gridiron masterpiece will induce.The Bears dominated a good team today. The team worked in seamless unison and delivered a performance of rare and precious caliber. Can football teams get Emmy’s for best television product of the season? The Bears should get an Emmy for this.
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