There’s been quite a bit of debate over the last week in the NBA about who’s on who’s Mount Rushmore.
Here at cover32, our own Carl Pfeiffer broke down each of the 32 NFL team’s Mount Rushmore.
His for the Titans are as follows:
31. Tennessee Titans
OL Bruce Matthews
– Here is all that needs to be said about Matthews: 14 Pro Bowls and started at every position on the offensive line.
QB Steve McNair
– “Air McNair” led the Titans to the playoffs four times, shared the MVP award with Peyton Manning, appeared in three Pro Bowls and quarterbacked his team to the Super Bowl. That’s good enough for me.
RB Eddie George.
– 10,000-plus yards rushing, and he did it the hard way, in between the tackles.
DE Jevon Kearse
– “The Freak’s” stay in Tennessee was short but he is hands down the team’s best pass rusher ever.
Matthews and McNair are no-brainers. I can’t put George and Kearse on there.
George did carry the team for years, but the power runner rushed for 10,441 yards in nine years. Chris Johnson should have his place, with 7,965 yards in just six years as a pro. He’s a dynamic playmaker, rushed for over 2,000 yards in a season and hasn’t rushed for any fewer than 1,000 yards in a year.
He’s on pace to take over George’s place in Tennessee’s all-time record book if he stays with the team and Johnson holds the NFL yards from scrimmage record, notching 2,509 yards in 2010.
Kearse played five seasons in Tennessee, playing just four games in his second to last season with the Titans. The four that he was healthy for were dominant. He was a catalyst for that Super Bowl run to Atlanta, but spent the next four years with Philadelphia.
Keith Bulluck was the captain and emotional leader for that defense for 10 seasons before playing his final year with the New York Giants. Bulluck registered over 1,000 tackles in his career, had 21 interceptions and 18 sacks for his career. Kearse was more of a flash in the pan, but Bulluck’s career speaks for itself.
My Mount Rushmore includes:
– Matthews, McNair, Johnson and Bulluck.
Who’s on yours?