Most fans who remember the 59-0 annihilation that took place in Foxboro back in 2009 recall that Tom Brady and the offense put on a clinic, tossing six touchdowns and nearly 400 yards passing.
Down in Tennessee they remember also, and the focus this week appears to be making sure they get a little revenge this time around now that the rematch will be held down in their stadium.
Here’s a look at what’s being written about down there this morning:
Titans Look to keep lid on New England Patriots – Jim Wyatt
Wyatt has an article on the beating that took place that afternoon, with Jason McCourty and Michael Griffin giving their thoughts of that game.
Reynaud ready to step up in the return game – Jim Wyatt
Wyatt has a blog entry on Darius Reynaud, who replaces Marc Mariani in the return game now that Mariana is out for the season with a broken leg. Mariani ranked in the top 10 in punt and kick returns last season.
Harris still dealing with nagging knee injury – John Glennon
Glennon has an entry talking about some of the injuries the Titans are dealing with, including the fact that guard Leroy Harris is dealing with a nagging knee injury heading into Sunday’s game against New England.
Titans are unfazed by replacement referees – John Glennon
Glennon has an article on with a note that despite the fact that in their third preseason game officials whistled two players for penalties who weren’t even in the game, the Titans aren’t concerned about them being a factor this weekend.
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Wiedmer: Tennessee Titans sseek to build on preseason – Mark Weidmer
Weidmer talks about the decision to switch from veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to 2nd-year quarterback Jake Locker, as well as several other positions aftter a 3-1 preseason for the Titans.
Titans may sign veteran guard Lutui – Terry McCormick
McCormick writes that the Titans worked out veteran guard Deuce Lutui on Monday and apparently have plans to sign him, although he notes that since he’s a vested veteran they may wait until after week one of the season before bringing him onboard.
Coach Munchak’s Monday Press Conference – Titans.com
Here’s the transcript from Titans’ head coach Mike Munchaks’ Monday press conference, with Munchak noting that the 59-0 beating “woke us up as a team” and they went 8-2 from that point on.