Tennessee Titans: 2013 Week 7 NFL Buzz

Coming out of their Week 9 bye, the Titans have an especially tough three-game stretch. They play at Baltimore, host Pittsburgh in their one "Monday Night Football" game of the season and travel to Philadelphia. The Ravens and Steelers will pose physical challenges. And the Eagles play at a high tempo under a very creative offensive coach in Chip Kelly. If the Titans are to surprise and make a bid for a wild card playoff slot, they will need to stand their ground during this stretch of the schedule.

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Locker Room Buzz: Tennessee Titans

October, 20, 2013
10/20/13
8:46
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Observed in the locker room after the Tennessee Titans31-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

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Two conversations: Bernard Pollard had two conversations as he quickly left the field after the final snap. He ran to find 49ers receiver Anquan Boldin, a teammate on Super Bowl-winning Baltimore a year ago. Then he found an official to whom he expressed his dismay. “We played against their 11 and then some,” he said. I understand the frustrations with another rough call against them -- Akeem Ayers' unnecessary-roughness call wiped away a Pollard pick -- and Pollard hardly put all the blame on the officials. But the Titans can't think the league is out to get them, because it isn’t.

Huge crowd: Darius Reynaud drew the biggest crowd of media in the locker room after a terrible game, with four plays misjudged as the return man and a drop in one of his rare chances as a receiver. The Titans have minimized receiver Kenny Britt’s snaps because of his struggles and pulled center Rob Turner out of the lineup in favor of Brian Schwenke. Mike Munchak said they’ll now consider making a change with Reynaud.

Debut: Schwenke said he thought he fared well in the Titans' limited attempts at running the ball and came to understand a lot about pass protection on the fly in his first NFL game. “I learned it as it happened,” he said. He pledged he will be a lot better player when the Titans resume their season in St. Louis on Nov. 3.

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