Titans Offensive Line Ranks 29th

Photo: Michael Roos, courtesy Footballs Future

Pro Football Focus does a great job ranking every player in every game. I believe it takes somewhere around 10 hours for them to watch a game….and that’s without commercials. They’ve recently released part 1 of their offensive line rankings, detailing #’s 17-32. The Tennessee Titans came in 29th. I don’t find myself going “WHY?”.

29.  Tennessee Titans (2009 Rank: 11th)

Run Rank 32nd, Pass Rank 21st, Penalties Rank 29th

No team dropped further, and it probably explains why Chris Johnson’s rushing numbers fell off. The interior was particularly brutal, with a collective run blocking score of -47.8. That’s not good. Worse still, their ‘star’ player Michael Roos continues to get beaten badly in pass protection. No line has gone from great to ghastly so quickly.

Best Player: It’s Michael Roos, but that’s a reflection of the rest of the line.

Biggest Concern: First Roos in 2009, and now David Stewart in 2010? What happened to the Titan tackles that has seen their play slip so much?

You think maybe Kevin Mawae had a bigger effect than it seemed to some? The Colts and Texans have apparently finished in the top-16 with the Jaguars finishing 19th.

If I had to guess, I would assume the Texans had a better line than the Colts due to the running game having so much success last season. The real secret for the Colts is the famed release of Peyton Manning. It’s so quick that he helps his offensive line get better. Truly rare. What do you think?



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