TE Ben Troupe - Free Agent
|6-4, 262||Born: 9-1-1982||College: Florida||Drafted: Round 2, pick|
2007 Week 2 vs IND (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Troupe was targeted only once during the loss and finished the game with no receptions.
2007 Week 9 vs CAR (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Troupe was thrown to once but the pass was incomplete near midfield.
2007 Week 11 vs DEN (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Troupe was targeted a couple of times, but one was actually a backwards pass so it was scored as a run. He wasn't much of a factor in the game.
2007 Week 12 vs CIN (1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Troupe's only reception came on a juggling catch to give the Titans excellent field position inside the Bengals ten yard line during the fourth quarter.
2007 Week 18 vs SD (3 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec)
Troupe ran a nice route on a perfect fade pass down the sideline from Vince Young, which by itself would have made Troupe Tennessee's leading yardage receiver in the game. With Bo Scaife out with a lacerated liver, Troupe had a great opportunity for a big day. Three receptions for 44 yards won't wow anyone, but it was a solid performance on a day when no other receivers really impressed all that much.
2006 Week 1 vs NYJ (4 / 1 / 23 / 0 rec)
Troupe had one reception for 23 yards. He broke four tackles and gained eleven yards after the catch on the play. Troupe also bobbled a well-thrown pass that resulted in an interception.
2006 Week 2 vs SD (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Troupe completely disappeared from this game early on. His name was barely mentioned, and the San Diego defense completely removed him as a potential weapon.
2006 Week 3 vs MIA (6 / 2 / 41 / 0 rec)
Troupe's biggest play came on a 32 yard catch on a third and one play in the second quarter. He finished with two catches for 41 yards in the first half, and caught no balls in the second half.
2006 Week 4 vs DAL (4 / 3 / 39 / 1 rec)
Troupe's biggest play came in the third quarter when he beat safety Roy Williams on 17 yard touchdown. He added another 22 yards receiving in the game.
2006 Week 5 vs IND (1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Troupe caught one short pass for two yards.
2006 Week 6 vs WAS (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Troupe dropped his first target on a misdirection play on the first Titan drive. He was also targeted on a deep throw to the corner of the end zone, but QB Vince Young didn't give him a chance to make a play on the ball badly overthrowing the pass.
2006 Week 8 vs HOU (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)
Troupe had one reception for 12 yards.
2006 Week 9 vs JAX (3 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Troupe had a modest game, and was not targeted in the second half.
2006 Week 10 vs BAL (2 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Troupe was targeted just two times in the game, catching one pass for three yards.
2006 Week 11 vs PHI (2 / 1 / 14 / 1 rec)
Troupe caught the first pass thrown to him, which was an end zone route across the middle that he leapt for and grabbed for a first quarter touchdown. His second and last target came later in the first quarter, where the Eagles defended him well and batted it away.
2005 Week 1 vs PIT (5 / 4 / 28 / 1 rec)
Troupe was questionable to play but once on the field, he was effective. The up and coming tight end caught a 16 yard pass putting the Titans in the red zone on their first drive, and was rewarded with a one yard touchdown pass four plays later. The pass was actually behind the line of scrimmage, but Troupe fought off the ankle tackle and dove forward with the ball outstretched to the goal line, giving the Titans an early lead.
2005 Week 2 vs BAL (2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Troupe had a disappointing outing considering all the hype he brought with him entering the 2005 season. He was passed over on underneath routes in favor of fullback Troy Fleming, and only caught one pass on the day.
2005 Week 3 vs STL (3 / 2 / 22 / 1 rec)
Troupe made a nice move to tiptoe down the left sideline for the first score of the game, but was only able to pull in one more ball on the day, as Erron Kinney was the more targeted tight end in this game.
2005 Week 4 vs IND (5 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Troupe had five targets on the day, with four receptions. The Colts were systematically taking out the receiving options on the Titans. Troupe reeled in the third and fourth passes of the entire game for the Titans almost unguarded. After some early success, the Colts worked on taking him out of the game as well.
2005 Week 5 vs HOU (8 / 8 / 67 / 1 rec)
Troupe was targeted twice in the red zone on the Titans' first scoring drive and was McNair's favorite first half target. On a third and goal play, he showed excellent poise in extending the ball across the goal line for a touchdown. Troupe was less active in the second half with only two targets.
2005 Week 6 vs CIN (5 / 4 / 22 / 0 rec)
Troupe had just 22 yard receiving on four catches, although two of them were on third and short for first downs. He also fumbled in the game but the ball went out of bounds.
2005 Week 7 vs ARI (6 / 3 / 15 / 0 rec)
Troupe caught three passes early in the game, gaining 15 yards before halftime. He was targeted three more times in the third quarter, but only the last one was catchable, and he dropped it.
2005 Week 8 vs OAK (2 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)
Troupe's pair of targets led to a pair of catches for only nine yards. Erron Kinney was the primary ball catching tight end in this game.
2005 Week 11 vs JAX (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Troupe was unable to catch either of the two passes thrown to him in the game.
2005 Week 12 vs SF (7 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)
Troupe was targeted seven times, and caught four balls for 28 yards. He and Kinney are still descent options in leagues requiring tight ends.
2005 Week 13 vs IND (7 / 5 / 67 / 0 rec)
Troupe was a big part of the offense in both halves, seeing four targets on each side. With an injury to Kinney, Troupe lead the team in receiving yards, and had an excellent gain of 23 yards on one catch. Should Kinney be down for an extended period, Troupe could be on the receiving end of much greater stats to close out the year given the Titans' game planning with their TEs.
2005 Week 14 vs HOU (5 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Troupe was elevated to the number one tight end option with the loss of TE Erron Kinney last week. Troupe caught three passes, which just so happens to be the first three balls that were directed his way. Only one of the receptions went for any significant yardage, as Troupe's third and final catch went for 25 yards and a first down in the second quarter.
2005 Week 15 vs SEA (9 / 6 / 116 / 0 rec)
Troupe ate up backup LB Kevin Bentley. He didn't see his first target until midway through the second quarter, but once QB Steve McNair started to find him he went to him often. The Seahawks didn't adjust well to play action fakes allowing Troupe to get behind the defense for big plays. Troupe bested his previous career high (75 yards) with 116 yards in this game.
2005 Week 16 vs MIA (2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Troupe was targeted twice and did not have a reception in the game. He tried to make a play on a ball thrown behind him, but he tipped it and it ended up getting intercepted.
2005 Week 17 vs JAX (12 / 9 / 89 / 1 rec)
Troupe was the lone offensive weapon for the Titans in this game. Mauck looked for Troupe as his outlet in the first half and caught three passes for 32 yards. In the second half, Volek also looked for Troupe as his leading target and connected with the tight end for a six yard touchdown to put Tennessee on the scoreboard. Troupe finished with nine catches for 89 yards and a touchdown. His nine catches put him at 55 receptions for the season. He did have the ball knocked loose on one reception but fortunately for Tennessee it went out of bounds.