TSW: 2011 Offensive Wish List

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Quarterback

Carson Palmer (CIN)Rumor is, his house is up for sale.  A 3-year deal with bonus incentives and a fresh start should be more than enough to entice Palmer to consider Nashville (a tropical paradise compared to Cincinnati).

Marc Bulger (BAL) – Remember this guy? His inexpensive price tag and the Titan’s quality offensive line could be a match made in heaven.  Plus, it would be nice to steal a quality player away from the Baltimore Ravens, for once.

Running Backs

Ahmard Hall (TEN) – Munchak and the inevitable new Titan offensive coordinator will probably move away from Fisher-ball. If that plan does not require a full-time fullback, it makes sense to let him go.  Otherwise, retaining him should be a priority.

Tim Hightower (ARI) – Even if the new Titan coordinator is not planning to spread out the offense, Hightower is a versatile and physical runner that is accustomed to a utility role.  Chris Johnson needs some help in short yardage situations.  Not this.

Tight Ends

David Thomas (NO) – A quality veteran with Super Bowl experience is just the ticket for a position the Titans will be shallow in for 2011.  Also, the Titans can offer more playing time than the New Orleans Saints substitution-based offensive scheme.

Dante Rosario (CAR) – The Carolina Panthers are terrible, right now.  This opens the door for a 6-10 Titan squad to feel like a huge upgrade.  Rosario had flashes of brilliance despite coping with the worst signal callers in each of the last 2 seasons.

Reggie Kelly (CIN) – This is kind of a 2-for-1 deal from the Cincinnati Bengals.  While courting Palmer, why not offer to bring along one of his less dramatic and familiar targets?  Kelly also has post season experience, something the Titans need.

Offensive Line

Olin Kreutz (CHI) – Before hurrying to the conclusion, “He’s too old.”  Do not forget what happened last time, nor downplay what has happened since.  Kevin Mawae’s absence in leadership and experience was missed.  Kreutz could easily fill both voids.

Samson Satele (OAK) – If bringing in playoff ready veterans is not your cup of tea, Satele is your guy.  Darren McFadden found plenty of room behind the Oakland Raider offensive line and Satele was at the center of that success, literally.

Any or all of these additions could bring Munchak and the Titan offense some serious upgrades and the ability to be more adaptable to future shifts in offensive ideology, without sacrificing next season.  Rebuilding and staying competitive is a tricky game to play, but it is possible (i.e. Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, and Detriot Lions).

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