The Tennessee Titans offense bounced back after a disastrous 6 turnover debacle, with a solid effort that pounded the New York Giants into submission. Here’s a quick review of the Titan’s Week 3 performance on offense, including unit grades and selections of a “Titan” and “Terrible” player.
Offensive Line – C+
Only allowing one sack and paving the way for Chris Johnson to get back on track are both great improvements, especially given the pass rushing ability of the Giants. However, Vince Young is still experiencing too much pressure and the holding penalties have to stop. The only thing on the field CJ2K cannot outrun is the yellow hankie.
Wide Receivers and Tight Ends – B-
Kenny Britt’s leaping catch in the back of the end zone potentially got him out of Jeff Fisher’s doghouse, while Nate Washington and Bo Scaife continue to play well in their roles as VY’s 3rd down and safety blanket receivers. Justin Gage and Jared Cook seem to still not have the consistency to inspire confidence from the Titan coaches. Speaking of which, where is Damian Williams?
Running Backs – B+
CJ2K is a beast. Few backs in this league are guaranteed to break a run at any second, but this man can and will do it every week for the foreseeable future. Javon Ringer could probably afford more carries, but it’s hard to imagine that CJ2K will face formidable run defenses every week.
Quarterback – B
No fumbles. No interceptions. And no ill-advised left-handed throws in the red zone. Also, VY was 4 for 4 with 48 yards and a touchdown on a drive that ultimately put the Giants away for good. Look for a breakout performance this week versus a very weak Denver Bronco passing defense that appears incapable of creating pressure.
Titan Player of the Week: Kenny Britt – I expect an encore performance this week, including a long touchdown catch.
Terrible Player of the Week: Jake Scott – Two holding penalties are inexcusable and drive-killing mistakes that are beneath a lineman of his caliber and seniority.
Overall Offense Grade – B
With almost 300 yards of offense and 27 points, this was an offensive performance the Titans can set as a benchmark for the rest of the season. The Titan defense is playing at such a high level right now, that this much offensive output should be enough to win against virtually any team in the league.
Topics: Bo Scaife, Chris Johnson, Damian Williams, Denver Broncos, Jake Scott, Jared Cook, Javon Ringer, Jeff Fisher, Justin Gage, Kenny Britt, Nate Washington, New York Giants, Tennessee Titans, Vince Young