ESPN: Mosely: The woman behind Titans' new linebacker (Ryan Fowler)

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  1. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    The Woman Behind Titans' New Linebacker

    September 5, 2007 11:50 AM

    Some of you may still be wondering why the Titans signed linebacker Ryan Fowler to a four-year, $11.5 million offer sheet this offseason. The funny thing is that Fowler was doing the same thing.

    In his three years with the Cowboys, Fowler was a valuable member of the special teams unit, but he only started three games. Now, he's set to become the sixth opening-day middle linebacker for the Titans in as many years.

    Fowler beat out Stephen Tulluch for the starting job, and the Titans' coaches have fallen in love with his bruising style. The former Duke standout has always been a lot more comfortable against the run, but he's made strides in pass defense.

    It's hard to believe that he almost played himself out of a job during the 2005 training camp. Early in camp, Fowler began to question his ability and wonder if he belonged in the league.

    He was explaining that to his wife Stacy over the phone one night when she'd finally had enough. She scolded her husband, telling him to stop whining and actually hit someone.

    Fowler credits that conversation for turning things around for him. So if he has a big season in Nashville, Titans fans will know who to thank.
  2. SteveOS

    SteveOS Dedicated to Sports Gaming

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    Well damn, that makes me want to go home and have my wife scold at me...

    Oh wait, that doesn't help. :)
  3. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    With all the former Cowboys on other teams around the league, Mosley might just turn into a "national" reporter yet.
  4. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 Cowboys Make me Drink

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  5. sago1

    sago1 Active Member

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    I remember that story well. Fowler wasn't doing much and then all of a sudden he turned it on. Was sorry to see him go & sure could use him now particularly if he his pass defense has significantly improved.
  6. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    With Pettiti, Henson, Antonio Bryant and Derek Ross all out of the league, Fowler and Shanle are the head Rue The Day'ers.
  7. stardeep

    stardeep Fading Into Abstraction

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    I enjoy stories like this, and getting to know the players better etc. Happy for Fowler he's found a place in the NFL.
  8. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Dallas could always hire her as the next LB coach. :laugh2:
  9. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I remember that story.

    I hope he does great......

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