The Almost All-Time Tennessee Titans Defense

Posted: 4th November 2009 by JW Nix in NFL
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Before they were the Titans, they were the Houston Oilers. Bud Adams started the franchise in 1960 with the fledgling American Football League. Adams put together an excellent team quickly, some with hard work and some with good luck. His big move in 1960 was signing Billy Cannon away from the clutches of the NFL. Cannon was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams with the first pick of the draft, and he was the first pick of the AFL as well. Adams signed the LSU legend and 1959 Heisman Trophy winner on the field after LSU won the Sugar Bowl. Future NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle was the general manager of the Rams at that time, and he tried to force Cannon to sign with his team. Adams took the NFL to court and won. Another of the many key signings that season was of future Hall of Famer Geor ...

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