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I never saw the potential that you guys did in Langford........ even as a no.2 he was average at best imo.  I wish him the best but I think we dodged a huge bullet when they drafted Howard cause all hope was on his shoulders at that point if not for Howard stepping up the way he did.  Next in line was the damp dream and that was a damn sorry ass backfield.

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I never saw the potential that you guys did in Langford........ even as a no.2 he was average at best imo.  I wish him the best but I think we dodged a huge bullet when they drafted Howard cause all hope was on his shoulders at that point if not for Howard stepping up the way he did.  Next in line was the damp dream and that was a damn sorry ass backfield.

You may be right after all! It may not have been the potential of Langford that made the Bears move on from Forte, but that they foresaw Matt's huge drop-off in production and the rise of his injury problems.

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I never saw the potential that you guys did in Langford........ even as a no.2 he was average at best imo.  I wish him the best but I think we dodged a huge bullet when they drafted Howard cause all hope was on his shoulders at that point if not for Howard stepping up the way he did.  Next in line was the damp dream and that was a damn sorry ass backfield.

forsaw.... Matt's huge drop-off in production and the rise of his injury problems.

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Former Bears & Patriots LB Shea McClellin Takes Job As High School LBs Coach
 

http://nfltraderumors.co/former-bears-patriots-lb-shea-mcclellin-takes-job-high-school-lbs-coach/

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Former Bears & Patriots LB Shea McClellin Takes Job As High School LBs Coach
 

http://nfltraderumors.co/former-bears-patriots-lb-shea-mcclellin-takes-job-high-school-lbs-coach/

So now we can truly call him a first round bust......already out of the league. What a reach this guy turned out to be. This is why Emery is out too.

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Former Titans and Bears returner Marc Mariani goes from free agent to Nashville real estate agent

Mike Organ, USA TODAY NETWORK - Tennessee Published 9:00 a.m. CT May 17, 2018 | Updated 10:24 p.m. CT May 18, 2018

Eager to begin the next chapter in his life, former Titan Marc Mariani returned to Nashville earlier this year after retiring from the NFL.

He could hardly wait to find an occupational field where his skills fit best.

It didn't take long, however, for Mariani to find out that his game plan needed some major adjustments.

"I sat down with my wife (Carly) and the people closest to me and thought, 'OK, what do we want to do?'" Mariani said. "I looked around and nobody was requiring the skills of reading defenses or running away from people anymore. So I thought, 'Shoot, I've got to learn something else or I'm going to get swallowed alive.'"

Getting a defender to buy a fake to escape a tackle may not come in as handy as it once did, but selling a client on a piece of property in Nashville's sizzling hot real estate market appealed to Mariani.

That's why he is tackling a new career. Mariani's gone from being re-signed by the Titans as free agent in 2016 to becoming an agent for Village Real Estate, which has offices in Nashville and Franklin.

He purchased his first condominium here, flipped a house, purchased some short-term rental properties and eventually bought a home.

"As I started letting the dust settle and thinking about what life after football looked like, jumping into real estate and learning the trade really fit what I wanted to do," Mariani said. "I love people, I love interacting with people, I love building relationships, I love networking, I love getting out in the community, and all those things fell into place at the right time."

Mariani was a Pro Bowl kick returner as a rookie. He had a 98-yard kickoff return for a TD, an 87-yard punt return for a TD and set the franchise record for most total return yards on punts and kickoffs (1,859) in 2010.

The following year he had a 79-yard punt return for a TD and ranked in the top 10 in the AFC in average punt and kickoff return yards.

But Mariani may be most remembered for the gruesome injury he suffered on a punt return against Arizona in the 2012 preseason. He broke his left leg in two places. It was so bad that his teammates warned him not to look down at his leg.

After spending two seasons with the Chicago Bears, Mariani returned to the Titans in 2016.

The Marianis spent 2017 in California where Marc continued to train hoping to be picked up again on the free agent market. That didn't happen and they moved back to Nashville earlier this year. 

Finding an occupation that provided the same highs Mariani experienced during his football career was a challenge. He looked into selling insurance and even considered getting involved in Nashville's music industry. 

"Any industry in this city is going crazy right now," Mariani said. "Nashville is as hot as it gets in this country and that's an exciting part, too. To be in the middle of all that and to be around such a vibrant, energetic place was a big part of it. I just knew, the deals that we've been doing off the field for the past few years, that real estate was a great fit and something I would be passionate about."

Carly, who played volleyball at SMU and graduated with a degree in advertising, is joining her husband in the new venture.

"Real estate is in both of our DNA; both of our families have properties, commercial and residential and all sorts of stuff," Mariani said. "As I started down this path, she kind of caught the bug as well. She got her license, hung her license with Village and we are going to be a team out there jumping in head first."

Mariani is not the only NFL veteran at Village. Audie Cole, a linebacker for the Vikings (2012-16), joined the agency in March.

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