Titans Bye Week: Perfect Timing


Coach Munchak Courtesy: USA Today

Alright, so the Titans are not 4-1 like they had hoped to be at their bye week. However they are 3-2 and tied for first place with the Houston Texans, and are in striking position to be first in their division by themselves. That is exactly why the Titans bye week could not have been at a better time.

First off it gives the Titans a chance to get their running game at full speed. Yes, I know CJ is not running the ball like everyone had expected, but like I said in a previous article; you could not expect him to run like 2009 coming off a hold out without having a preseason. Although, week 7 against the Texans will be a breakout game for the running game of the Titans for a couple of reasons. One being that CJ got rid of two monkeys that have been on his back since last season, rushing for 100 yards in a game, that he completed against the Browns in week 4 and rushing for a touchdown that he got done in week 5 against the Steelers. He had not ran for 100 yards or scored a touchdown rushing since week 15 against the Houston Texans. Now that he has done both, there is nothing that he is thinking about and he can just play. Not only that, but he got his fullback back last week, and this bye gives them a chance to get their timing back.

Donnie Avery hurdling a defender Courtesy: USA Today

Secondly this bye gives Matt Hasselbeck a chance to work on timing with his recievers stepping in for the injured Britt, such as Donnie Avery and Damian Williams. We saw some good things out of Williams during the Steelers game, including a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Although we are still waiting to really see what Donnie Avery can do. He was successful with the Rams before he got hurt, and once he can develop his timing with Hasselbeck and learn the playbook, he could be a good fit and a nice weapon for the Titans.

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