Return of the Titans

Its back to work this week for Titans. The squad is coming off of a bye week. This time off came at the right time and has allowed Marcus Mariota, Corey Davis, and Johnathan Cyprien to get healthy. The boys will face off against the Baltimore Ravens today at 1pm. The Ravens are coming off a dominant 40-0 win against the Dolphins last week. However, they have struggled offensively all season. On the other hand, their defense has been top tier. The Titans passing offense and defense have both been middle of the road this season, but the return of a healthy Mariota, Davis, and Cyprien could jump start these units. This is a huge game for both teams, because this game can have major, future playoff implications for both teams. I believe the Ravens offense will be too anemic to keep up with the ground and pound run style of the Titans. The Ravens thrive off turnovers and the Titans do not turn the ball over often. How do you think this game will play out?

The Grind Continues

It’s been an interesting, exciting start to the NBA season for the Memphis Grizzlies and all the Grit ‘N’ Grind fans. With the departure of Tony Allen and Z Bo, the future and play style of the team was uncertain to begin the season. However, the grind has continued from past seasons. The boys are currently top dogs in the West, with a 5-2 record. Those 5 wins includes 2 games against the Rockets and one versus the Warriors.┬áThis is the best start of season since the 2012 – 2013 season, the same season we went to the Western Conference Finals. The dirty, gritty, tough nosed defensive style is still the bread and butter of the squad. However the addition of Tyreke Evans and the return of a healthy Parsons and Chalmers, has given the team more youth, speed, shooting, and floor spacing. The Grit ‘N’ Grind ain’t dead. It’s just evolving. This team is putting the league on notice and definitely playoff bound, barring no major injuries. How good do you think the squad is this year?