ORLANDO –** The Titans have a new head coach and some new players, and they’re coming off their first playoff win in 14 years.
The hottest topic these days, however, is the team’s new uniforms.
“I get asked about it every day,” Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk said on Monday from the NFL owners meetings.
“Been asked around a million times,” Titans general manager Jon Robinson said.
Strunk and Robinson have their answers down pat as the April 4 reveal date draws closer.
“I laugh and say: No, I’m not telling,” Strunk said. “Then I laugh and say: I’d have to kill you if I showed it to you.”
Robinson said he hasn’t even told his wife and two daughters.
“Nobody has seen them. I’d have to hit them with that Men in Black wand if I did (tell),” Robinson said. “Amy put a lot of work into that one, and she is excited for the unveiling. And I am certainly not going to be one to let that leak out of the carriage.”
A special event has been planned for Wednesday, April 4 in downtown Nashville. The program will start at 7:30 p.m. on a stage on Broadway by First Avenue, with Nissan Stadium serving as the backdrop.
That’s when current and former players, as well as other members of the organization, will take part in a ceremony showcasing the new uniforms. Following the unveiling of the new uniforms, country duo Florida Georgia Line will take the stage and perform a concert for fans.
In recent weeks, the Titans have provided teasers leading up to the big day. Strunk has been a part of the hype, appearing in a recent video with tackle Taylor Lewan, when she joked the uniforms had pink in them.
Strunk talked about the uniforms on Monday, but she’s been careful about revealing clues.
“All my friends, whether they’re in Nashville or in Houston, think they can get it out of me, and they can’t,” Strunk said. “They can’t. The fun of this is the reveal. I know there’s going to be some, “I love them” and some “What was she thinking? I think fans will like them.”
So what will stand out?
“You take our name, the Titans, and in Greek mythology they were gods, giant gods,” Strunk said. “The thing that Nike started from the beginning was, Titans, it’s superiority. So we wanted that feel. It is going to be what you think of a Titan.
“I wouldn’t say it’s drastic by any means, but I’d say it’s pretty big. It’s significant.”
Robinson also predicted fans “are going to like them.”
He’s found it humorous that some fans are looking at his wardrobe for hints on the team’s new digs.
“They look at what I am wearing, like my hat, and see if I am tipping anything,” Robinson said.
With a smile, Strunk did provide one clue.
She said some elements of the uniform are specific to the state of Tennessee.
“Titans fans are going to be proud of what they see,” she said. “They are going to kind of honor our great state. … That gives a little bit of something.”
In addition to Strunk and Robinson, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel and some of his players are scheduled to take part in next Wednesday’s event.
There will be preshow entertainment before the program begins, and fireworks following the concert. Streets will be blocked in the area for the event, and there will be activities for fans. The event will be free of charge and open to the public.
The Titans will begin their 20th season in 2018.
“I want it to be fun,” Strunk said. “Everything I do, I always have the fans in mind. To me, it is going to be fun.”
Nearly 8,000 Titans season ticket members turned out for the team's annual ticket holders event at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. (Photos: Donn Jones, Gary Glenn)