Who are the most down to earth Titan players?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titanup1982, Apr 3, 2013.

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  1. Titanup1982

    Titanup1982 All-Pro

    I was wondering who are the most down to earth Titan players past/present you have come across? And who are the non approachable ones?

    When I was younger, I would hangout near the tunnel where the players come out of, but these days I wouldn't know, because I take off to the Ramada Inn across the stadium right after the game to catch the late games.

    The coolest players to me were Derrick Mason, Steve McNair (He actually let me take a pic with him in his green Bentley because his family was at the Ramada while I was there) Jevon Kearse was pretty cool, but the coolest one of them all was Robaire Smith. Smith actually talked with me for over 30 mins like we were best friends lol.

    The non approachable ones were Albert Haynesworth, and pretty much only Haynesworth.

    I met a few guys last year during Training Camp, and the coolest seemed to be Hasselbeck and Nate Washington.
  2. CaptainQuick

    CaptainQuick Starter

    Leroy Harris was very cool to us last year at the open practice. Marks was ok. I once saw McNair in Mapco out in Bellevue and once he noticed I noticed him he asked what I thought of the game the day before. I'll never forget he had a can of Foster's and I told him that he was cool for standing and talking to me. It was Monday night, football was on and his Foster's was getting warm...
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  4. steverife

    steverife Pro Bowler

    Samari Rolle came up to me at a car event and ask me a bunch of questions. That was pretty awesome.

    Travis Henry was really cool. It is a shame that he has put himself in a position where he can't be a good father, because he is really good with kids.

    I had several mutual friends with Haynesworth and saw him at dozens of parties and bars around UT. He was always cool to me, but I've seen him be an absolute dick to servers and women.

    I watched Jevon Kearse be a total dick at a restaurant. One of my good friends said that he used to come into the Philly Connection where he worked and complain about his food every single time.
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  5. Deuce Wayne


    Finnegan. By a mile....

    This guy, it still blows my mind. He randomly came to my po-dunk hometown of Shelbyville on a Friday night just to hang out with a bunch of kids that followed him on twitter. So he took them bowling, and out to eat.

    Then the story with he and the girl going through chemo is great.

    Then my friend that had cancer met him while hospitalized. He had no idea who Finnegan was because he's not a football fan. So Finn stopped by his room to wish him well in his recovery. He eventually asked "You don't know who I am, do you?".... Friend said no. Didn't matter. Finnegan still stayed with them (his wife also) for about 2 hours just talking.

    He apparently just did this all the time.
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  6. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x The Real Slim Shady

    Yeah, I follow him on twitter... he posts this stuff all the time. He always is doing stuff with kids at local highschools, going bowling, hosp visits. Really good dude, I miss him.
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  7. xhrr

    xhrr Starter

    Such a mistake letting Finnegan go. His effect on the team went well beyond his play on the field. Would have been such a good presence with his leadership and intensity not to mention all he did for the community.
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  8. NewHorizans

    NewHorizans Titans Ruckus (oYo)

    Great idea for a thread, I have my opinions of many. Have to agree with McNair. Very easy to talk too, would stay at camp signing until everyone had their fill, even signing 3-4 items per person. Hasselback also very nice guy. Bironas is great guy. Played poker with him first offseason he was on the team before he got big. Jeff Fisher was always nice when you were able to speak with him In person. Britt will talk to you if you see him out. I posted about seeing him at Twin Peaks last yr.

    Worst guys I have been around, CJ doesn't really talk to anyone. You will almost never see him out alone, so no chance to have a co ersatz on outside if a few words when he signs. Lendale White was a big t-bag, refused to sign my ball on his day at camp and got a trainer to pull him inside 20 mins early while all the other players stayed out signing. Haynesworth can be bad but I have had ok experiences with him. In "08, he was only player that came out to sign last day of camp when it started raining. And I happen to se him at a local bar like last yr while he was on a date. He sat at the bar and spoke to us when we came up. He may have mellowed now he isn't playing
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  9. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    Did you see him grab her titty?
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  10. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

    I've seen a ton of them, but I'll only "bother" them if it's appropriate.

    I ran into the classic Titans at the Green Hills mall all the time, but rarely approached them.

    McNair in Sam Goody, Mason coming out of GNC (probably buying banned substances lol), and Bulluck standing around talking to friends.

    I was a Cub Scout at age 10 or 11 and was handing out pamphlets at some event. I remember handing one to Eddie George and thinking "WOW this guy is huge!!!" He shook my hand. Chris Sanders did the same... and I always remember him most for walking around on his toes. It was strange.

    Also wished Fat Albert good luck when I ran to him at Circuit City a few days before the 2003 game against Miami when we almost shut them out.

    Talked with Erron Kinney once and Kevin Mawae for a while. Talking with Mawae

    Guys I've run into but not spoken to... Britt, Cook, Amano (sorry for not pulling a Tonya Harding on him when I had the chance), Harris, and Verner... Would've said something to Verner if I realized it was him right away. It was his rookie year and I walked by him, but didn't think twice about him being a football player because he was so much shorter than me.

    There's gotta be someone else I'm not thinking of.

    I most enjoyed speaking with Mawae because it was during the lockout and a week after the draft. I asked him specifically about the lockout and told him we miss him. Really wanted to say "we really miss you and Amano sucks," but that's his teammate and he would've been classy and I would've been a douche.
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