I’m still numb to the news that former Titans quarterback Steve McNair was found shot to death Saturday afternoon in downtown Nashville. Steve along with Eddie and Frank were the three guys who were the faces of the franchise when the team moved to Tennessee. I remember the first game at then Adelphia Stadium when Steve lead the Titans back to win against the Bengals. The 1999 season was magical in so many ways and to think the Titans came up one yard short of possibly winning the Super Bowl. I’ll share more game memories in a future post.
Tough sums up Steve in one word on the football field. Off the field Steve was always making a difference in the Nashville community. He had recently opened up a restaurant in North Nashville and according to reports had planned to open up more all with a family friendly focus. He also annually held football camps for youth in Nashville and back in his home state of Mississippi. One of the bigger community efforts he led was helping gather supplies for those affected by Hurricane Katrina in his native Mississippi.
Steve thanks for all the memories and the countless hours of community service. You will be missed more than you will ever know. Prayers go out to you and your family. R.I.P. #9.