Eddie George tells Titans to take this week’s Colts game personally

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The Titans will be honoring two of the greatest players in franchise history this Sunday when they retire the numbers of Eddie George and the late Steve McNair.

It should make for an emotional moment and the Titans could use an emotional lift as they’ll be facing the Colts in an AFC South matchup. Those matchups have not gone well for the Titans of late as the Colts have won 18 of the last 21 games between the teams.

George addressed that history when he spoke to the team after their practice on Thursday.

“There are games that you take as business, and then there are games you take as personal,” George said, via the Tennessean. “Take this game personal. Indianapolis, for a long time, has been a thorn in their side, has been a hurdle that they’ve had to overcome. . . . Now they can establish themselves and say, ‘Hey, we’re for real. They can go out and prove they can win consecutive weeks and be consistent.”

The Titans last opened the season with two straight wins in 2008 and that season ended with a 13-3 record and a division title. Winning this Sunday obviously doesn’t guarantee the same outcome, but it’s a lot better than the alternative.

15 responses to “Eddie George tells Titans to take this week’s Colts game personally

  1. Sometimes being a fan of a superior team, one forgets that a goal for some others means beating the Colts. I think I’d stop watching football if that were the case, but ‘gotta nuke something,’ right?

  2. Eddie George was ok. Not great.
    His career avg was 3.6 and he only averaged over 4 yards per carry in a season twice, and both years they were 4.1.

    Nice guy and everything and I’m sure he put his all into it and was a great teammate but to say he is one of the greatest? That’s a bit of a stretch.

  3. Jvon to look at just his ypc is outrageous. You never watched Eddie crush the soul of a team by his relentless pounding of the rock. Stay in your lane. Eddie and Steve put Tennessee on the map of national sports teams. Like it or not we are to stay. TITAN UP.

  4. jvonblohnjvb0013 says:
    September 13, 2019 at 9:56 am
    Eddie George was ok. Not great.
    His career avg was 3.6 and he only averaged over 4 yards per carry in a season twice, and both years they were 4.1.

    Nice guy and everything and I’m sure he put his all into it and was a great teammate but to say he is one of the greatest? That’s a bit of a stretch

    An “ok” running back? He was a beast. I suggest you watch the tape, 3 runs=1st down. Not read his average. Unless you’re a Titan fan or Ray Lewis, you haven’t a clue.

  5. It was a different era. YPC wasn’t important back then. It was to wear a team down. And Eddie was great at that.

    Jeff Fisher was also a great coach for that era. But when the league started going to a passing league he couldn’t adapt.

  6. @indywilson40 says:
    September 13, 2019 at 11:24 am
    Here comes the tough talk once Luck retires. SMH.
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    Luck quit on his team and fans. That has no barring on the Titans or our fans.

  7. Jerome Bettis “only” averaged 3.9 YPC and he’s in the Hall of Fame.
    Eddie George was an excellent player. There’s no denying that.

  8. spielman54moore84 says:
    September 13, 2019 at 10:53 am
    The Titans are not the Oilers, anymore than the Ravens are the Browns. Just make the “Texans” the Oilers already.
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    I’m a Titans fan that wishes they would….I don’t care about the oiler history and I don’t really undertand why any fans do

  9. Great players like George, McNair, Matthews, and others were Oilers, who came to Nashville and became Titans…the Oiler history needs to be preserved. The Texans were an expansion team

  10. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    September 13, 2019 at 1:49 pm
    Great players like George, McNair, Matthews, and others were Oilers, who came to Nashville and became Titans…the Oiler history needs to be preserved. The Texans were an expansion team
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    those are all guys who ware part of Titans history…I couldn’t care less about Warren Moon or Earl Campbell’s history. Let Houston preserve Oiler history.

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