With three new inductees, Titans should upgrade their Ring of Honor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans will add three deserving names to their Ring of Honor this season in Bum Phillips, Jeff Fisher and Floyd Reese.

All three made invaluable contributions to the franchise and belong with the 14 others from Titans and Oilers lore who are already represented.

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Phillips died in 2013 and will be represented by his family, including Wade Phillips who served as head coach of the Cowboys, Bills and Broncos and interim head coach of the Saints, Falcons and Texans during an extensive NFL coaching career. [Unblocked]

Phillips will be honored on Sept. 26 when the Titans play the Colts in their second home game, as the culmination of homecoming week.

The dates for Fisher and Reese ceremonies are still to be determined.

All 17 members of the ring deserve better display than the Titans and Nissan Stadium provide them, and with three new guys coming aboard this season, it's the perfect time to reimagine the signage that proclaims the franchise’s proudest members.

I feel certain that when the stadium is renovated, there will be a total reimagination of what the Ring of Honor is and that's something to look forward to. Still, the team should make an investment in how it looks now, as those names are going to be up for a while before things are redone.

Titans officials who make such decisions are out of pocket and were not available to discuss the idea. I hope to circle back for that conversation as I imagine the team would be up for a change.

apple icon 144x144 precomposedThere is only so much that can be done, but most teams have their names displayed lower and more prominently where they seem to be a part of the fabric of the venue.

At Nissan Stadium, the names – printed in white letters on light blue rectangular signs -- are hung from the top the highest safety fence at the rear of the upper deck.

I don’t know where the space is. I don’t know if they can factor in the digital ribbon boards somehow. There is certainly limited real estate good real estate with speakers and WiFi routers that break up the lower facades.

Even if the names stay where they are geographically, they can be dressed up in a much better way.

The franchise has hired a lot of new people and is working a lot on enhancing the game-day experience. Finding a more impressive way to honor their all-time greats -- even if it's just for a few years -- is a small thing that can have a big impact.

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