SUMMARY: With the trade of Steve McNair and the retirement of Brad Hopkins, the player links back to the Houston Oilers has ended. The Titans are now looking for a new core group of players to return the team back among the elite teams of the NFL. GM Floyd Reese is excited about the direction the team in moving in now. "When you look at our team right now, we have 50 people coming back to the club from last year," Reese said. "We have 17 starters. We have nine of the 11 defensive starters and the two guys that are gone have been replaced by Chris Hope and David Thornton. … There is a lot to be excited about. I think you can look at this next group, you can see the basis of the core that we’ve built the Steve McNair/Eddie George era on, and I think that’s exciting, and I think that’s good." What do you think about this article? Post your comments below.