The Tennessee Titans came out with a much needed win against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week but they still have plenty to prove. It doesn’t help my confidence any that the Titans got the win against a team that was already banged up coming in and then continued to get dinged up as the game continued.
Either way, here’s the guys I’m watching this week:
DE Kamerion Wimbley
Last week Wimbley showed up with 9 pressures. What will he do this week? The Titans brought this guy in to boost a D-line needing help from DE’s and we just haven’t seen enough from Wimbley yet. Tackles often push him past the pocket. He needs to show up this game with at least one sack. Derrick Morgan is doing his part on the other side and the DT’s are doing their job. Time for Wimbley to get settled back into playing DE and start making a bigger impact for this team.
This seems like the prime week for him to do just that.
WR Kenny Britt
I thought Kenny was going to show up big last week, and in a way he did with his touchdown, but that same play shows his problem from that game; he couldn’t catch a cold.
Hopefully that was just that one game and nerves getting to him. The guy finally feels healthy and is excited to get back to football. Of all the things a guy could lose after injuring his ACL, his hands isn’t one of them.
Kenny should be back to himself this game. He really should. Hasselbeck loved to use Britt at the beginning of last season and we saw that love again last week. This week we should see it again, though with more dividends.
These guys don’t get singled out. They shine/fail together. Last week the Titans had it together against the Steelers, letting Chris Johnson set his career high in yardage against them with 99 yards. We’ve seen why the coaches believe in this line; they can be the best line in the league… at times.
That’s the thing. This line seems to be bi-polar. That’s not a good thing, since this teams success seems to lie in their hands.
If they can give CJ room to run again (Which I expect them to. CJ had 152 yards and 2 TD’s against them last year), the Titans should be able to easily come out with the win. If not, the Titans turn to an aging QB.
This Titans have a chance to keep the season turnaround going if they get this important AFC win this week. I expect them to get it.
Please don’t disappoint me, boys.
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