We are going to examine each of the Jaguars rivals and what they bring to the table and what Jaguars fans should fear most about each team. We will now move on to the Tennessee Titans.
What Do We Fear Most About the Titans?
Very few people are picking the Tennessee Titans to make the playoffs. There are a lot of question marks on the roster and mostly at the skill positions. The one thing the Titans have is a very good coach in Ken Whisenhunt. “The Whiz” was a great offensive coordinator with the Pittsburgh Steelers before moving on to lead the Arizona Cardinals to their first and only Super Bowl appearance.
Whisenhunt is certainly an upgrade over the departed Mike Munchak.
The on the field product is not that fearful but the Titans do have an intriguing offensive line that should be capable of controlling the line of scrimmage. We’ve seen teams that don’t appear to be stacked on the outside, teams that don’t appear to be a good “fantasy football team,” go on to do big things.
The Titans offensive line from left to right consists of Michael Roos, Andy Levitre, Brian Schwenke, Chance Warmack and Michael Oher. That appears to be the best offensive line in the AFC South, at least on paper.
With a secure pocket perhaps quarterback Jake Locker can build upon the limited success he experienced a season ago before getting injured. Locker has the physical tools (arm strength, mobility) to be a functional passer in this league.
Tennessee has an interesting combination of running backs and the most intriguing will likely be rookie Bishop Sankey. Sankey could be a 1000-yard rusher this year if given the carries. Rounding out the running back rotation is veteran Shonn Greene as well as third-down back/slot receiver Dexter McCluster.
On the outside, Tennessee has a pair of capable wideouts in Kendall Wright and Nate Washington. Wright has big play potential if the quarterback can get him the football.
The Titans back linebackers and secondary are underrated, but very talented. Former first-round pick Derrick Morgan should be better suited for the 3-4, and Kamerion Wimbley has proven to be a solid pass rusher. Inside, Zach Brown is as athletic as any linebacker in the game and Wesley Woodyard was a very good player with the Broncos.
Jason McCourty is the best player in a solid secondary that features Coty Sensabaugh and veteran safeties Bernard Pollard and Michael Griffin. The Titans cover and the Titans hit on the back end.
While there are some things to fear about the Titans, Jake Locker is a major unknown. They appear to be paper thin at most positions other than running back and we know it’s a passing league.