June 07, 2006

Titans, Ravens agree to McNair trade: While he thought he was going to have to take a Thursday physical in Nashville for a team that no longer wanted him, McNair can take a Thursday physical with a Raven team that has waited the entire offseason to get him.

posted by wingnut4life to football at 03:59 PM - 13 comments

What a relief for him! The Titans really dragged this out unnecessarily and treated McNair pretty poorly considering how good he has been for them.

posted by bperk at 04:46 PM on June 07, 2006

The Titans never should have treated him like a dog and gave him the respect he deserved. He put Tennessee on the map and he is the toughest qb around. Baltimore may only get one year out of him, but he is with familiar players and it only scares me as a Browns fan.

posted by Clevelander32 at 04:49 PM on June 07, 2006

I've enjoyed watching McNair since the Oiler days. The Titans did him very wrong. Adding insult to injury, a fourth round pick? How long before Young is treated this way?

posted by devinsdad at 04:58 PM on June 07, 2006

The Titans treated Steve like crap and he handled it with class. I've always had a good opinion of McNair. Now, looking at this situation and comparing it to the TO/Philly split, I have an even higher opinion of him. Looks like I have to pull for the Ravens (a little) this season.

posted by ctal1999 at 05:02 PM on June 07, 2006

Maybe Derrick Mason will be worth a damn this season, as opposed to last season, when I believed the hype about the "new" Ravens' offense and drafted him on three different freakin' teams.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:06 PM on June 07, 2006

While the way that the Titans organization treated Steve McNair was completely inexcusable, as a Titans fan, it's a damn shame to see him leave, especially for only a fourth round pick. It would have been nice for them to keep him around for the next few years as a mentor to Vince Young. Even though Billy Volek is one of the best backup quarterbacks in the leauge, he just does not have the ability to help Vince Young develop much as a player. If the Titan's coaches can't help Young fully develop, then the decisions of the orginization and how they dealt with McNair will really come back to bite them in the ass.

posted by NightingalesGone at 05:59 PM on June 07, 2006

Mcnair was very good at one point but he is just to beat up to make a defense now. I hope the Titans lose every game this year,thast just wrong what they did to him. PS. I didn't mean to upset so many world cup fans. I was just making a joke. I thought this was suppposed to be fun? Why so serious all the time your gonna get alcers!

posted by PGHTOS at 06:08 PM on June 07, 2006

i realize everyone has a "prime" that they pass, but the Titans didn't do McNair right. It could have been handled better IMO. I hope he has a great (read injury free) season with Baltimore. i can't wait for football season to start!

posted by steelergirl at 07:54 PM on June 07, 2006

Wow I mean difference not defense. I dont know what is wrong with me sometimes. GO STEELERS!

posted by PGHTOS at 09:07 PM on June 07, 2006

Provided the line can keep him protected, it'll be interesting to see what he can do with the Ravens offense. Strike that. It will be interesting to see what he can do with the offense. I'm not saying they will be a playoff team, but there is a heck of better chance now of that than in past years. (And on the fantasy keeper geek note, I'm already steepling my hands like Mr. Burns and wondering what I can get in return for trading Derrick Mason. Excellent.)

posted by forrestv at 09:36 PM on June 07, 2006

McNair deserved MUCH better than this. The Titan GM should broaden his horizons...The way he screwed Steve and the Titans, he should get his hooks into ENRON...I hear they're looking for executive material!

posted by wolfdad at 10:29 PM on June 07, 2006

The Titans definitely made themselves look like jerks during this whole thing, but the Ravens continue their ridiculous efforts to aquire anyone to serve as a quarterback. With such a "genious" as head coach, you'd think the team would have figured out a way to bring in a QB of the future instead of has-beens (or never-were's). The chances of getting a full, healthy year from McNair at this point is really slim. If the team can't find a way to get Jamal Lewis on track, it will be same-old, same-old for the Ravens.

posted by dyams at 07:21 AM on June 08, 2006

Good for Steve. I agree with everyone that the Titans did him wrong. I'm sure he will be much happier and it will probably show up on the field. I think he is going to have a very good year if he doesn't get hurt too much.

posted by dbt302 at 09:03 AM on June 08, 2006

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