AFC South: AFL
- AFL Legacy Games will honor, confuse and mildly annoy, writes Alan Burge.
- Jeremiah Johnson could have shoulder surgery according to a PFW note Burge found.
- An alteration to the league's pension plan is prompting longtime offensive line coach Howard Mudd to retire, reports Chris Mortensen.
- Football Outsiders subscribes to Peter King's Twitter, and he says Marvin Harrison is finished.
- The Colts bring back Ed Johnson, says Phil Richards.
- In light of the Johnson news, the standards of conduct under Tony Dungy are gone, columnizes Bob Kravitz.
- Johnson's return is a low-risk, high-reward move, says John Oehser.
- Oehser considers the Colts' third quarterback and left guard.
- Five non-stories surrounding the Colts, according to Oehser.
- Breaking down the roster, Oehser looks at running backs.
- Tickets for a June 6 minicamp practice at Franklin College go on sale Friday, according to Colts.com.
- Derrick Harvey and Quentin Groves make back-to-back appearances at No. 7 and No. 8 on Don Banks' list of 2008 rookies who need to deliver this fall and erase memories of underachieving debuts.
- Tight end Bo Scaife is on John Czarnecki's list of players who should be watching their backs at minicamps.
- Mark Jones is hoping he can earn Chris Carr's old return jobs, writes Gary Estwick.
- In the wake of the Dallas Cowboys' troubles, Lindsay Rutledge wonders if the Titans' practice bubble is safe.
Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
Back on March 24th, given what we knew about the Legacy Games celebrating the 50th anniversary of the AFL, we attempted to piece together when the Titans would wear the uniforms of the 1960 Houston Oilers.
Turns out we hit on one, missed another one and didn't know there would be a third during the regular season. We were working under the presumption that each team with AFL roots would have one Legacy Game at home and one on the road. We were mistaken.
So here's the Titans' schedule in these games:
Sunday, Aug. 9: Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, Canton, OH: Buffalo Bills vs. Tennessee Titans (Houston Oilers)
Sunday, Sept. 27: Tennessee Titans (Houston Oilers) at New York Jets (Titans of New York)
Sunday, Oct. 8: Tennessee Titans (Houston Oilers) at New England (Boston Patriots)
Sunday, Nov. 15: Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans (Houston Oilers)
For old fans of the Houston Oilers, whether you stuck with them as they became the Titans or became fans of the Houston Texans, here's the question:
How do you feel about the Titans wearing Oilers uniforms, complete with the beloved oil derrick on the helmets? (White derrick on light blue helmet, by the way.)
As part of a 50th anniversary celebration of the AFL, the original eight teams will play two regular-season games this year wearing legacy uniforms.
|Jeff Fisher shows off the Titans' legacy uniform, part of the AFL's 50th anniversary celebration.|
The Titans' legacy uniform will be those worn by the 1960 Houston Oilers: Blue and white jersies with red accents and a blue helmet with the derrick logo.
For what games will they wear those historic uniforms?
We won't find out for sure until we know schedule details in April, but we can speculate.
The "Legacy Games" in question will be head-to-head matchups, one at home and one on the road.
The home options for Tennessee are Buffalo and San Diego, and the Titans will play Buffalo in the Hall of Fame Game to kick off the preseason on Aug. 9. The two teams will wear the throwbacks for that game.
So the regular-season home retro game should be the rematch of the 1960 Houston Oilers-Los Angeles Chargers AFL Championship Game, a 24-16 Oilers win.
The road options are New England and the New York Jets, but in the release billing the celebration, the league says that opening Monday night games will be part of the anniversary, and the first of those is Buffalo at New England.
The Patriots won't wear their uniforms from their 1963 divisional championship season -- with a white helmet featuring the original Patriot logo -- twice at Gillette Stadium.
That means we should see the 2009 Titans against the Titans of New York from the 1961 season in their gold and navy uniforms with navy helmets.