Winston: Mariota and I like ‘two horses at the race track’

One of the more appealing Opening Day matchups takes place in Tampa Bay, where No. 1 overall pick Jameis Winston and the Buccaneers will square off with the Titans and No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota. Predictably, in the run-up to the game, Winston was asked about the battle of the ballyhooed rookie quarterbacks. Predictably,…

Titans’ Taylor Lewan: I’m not a scumbag

Titans rookie tackle Taylor Lewan put his court case to rest on Monday — receiving one-year probation for a bar brawl that occured last December — but he has other things on his mind. Like his damaged reputation. “There is no question it took a hit,” Lewan said, via the Tennessean. “And there is nothing…

Steve Smith insults Woodyard, Titans after ‘body slam’

Steve Smith didn’t do much running in the Ravens’ win over the Titans on Sunday, finishing with just 17 yards on three catches. His mouth, though, ran plenty after the game. Baltimore’s talkative veteran receiver ripped the Titans, whom he implied were soft, and linebacker Wesley Woodyard, who perhaps proved was soft. “I body-slammed him,…

Fan posts Craigslist ad for free tickets to Titans’ ‘circus’

You have to feel for Titans fans. What began as a promising season for the team has quickly devolved into a joke. The latest punchline came Sunday, when Tennessee squandered a 25-point lead at home to the Browns, losing their fourth-consecutive game. The inexplicable defeat was no laughing matter, but a recent Craiglist ad —…

Bernard Pollard: Broncos cut off hot water in showers

The NFL has seen the likes of SpyGate, BountyGate, and, most recently, PlaybookGate. Allow Bernard Pollard to introduce ShowerGate. In comments made to ESPN.com, the Titans’ veteran safety accused the Broncos of turning off the hot water after last year’s matchup at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. “You know the hot water was working…