Tennessee Titans: Recap, Studs, Duds, Grades vs Raiders

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Tennessee Titans: Recap, Studs, Duds, Grades vs Oakland Raiders

Nov 24, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) is unable to make a catch in front of Oakland Raiders cornerback Phillip Adams (28) in the second quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Munchak (for playing Kenny Britt)
Offensive Line (Pass Protection)
Special Teams (Punting Unit)

A few weeks ago, I said that anytime Kenny Britt made a mistake and earned a “dud of the week” honor, it was going to Munchak. He has had plenty of opportunities to understand that Britt should never play. Britt was targeted twice. He dropped both passes.

STOP PLAYING KENNY BRITT. There are high school coaches who’d hold their players to higher standards. Enough with the potential. He doesn’t even catch the football. Nothing good ever comes out of him playing, even when he’s blocking. Mark if off as a failed experiment and move on. The Titans can’t have those types of miscues against better teams (e.g. upcoming three games).

What’s wrong with the offensive line? Six holding penalties, two sacks allowed and approximately one dozen (if not more) quarterback hurries. Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains needs to start using more screens to offset that pass rush.

Defense was below average. I’ll give them credit for holding Oakland to six field-goal attempts. The problem is that Oakland had at least seven scoring opportunities. Good teams will capitalize. The Titans can’t let them waltz into their territory before they buckle down. This defense has regressed into a replica of the 2011 unit that used to do the same thing.

Special teams to the disaster again. Brett Kern had a blocked punt that set the Raiders up for a field-goal attempt that’s, by Janikowski’s standards, is usually automatic. Not that time. No harm done. Can this unit ever go a few…couple…even one game without a major hiccup?

Those flat plays were open far too often, especially to Marcel Reece. Is it just me or are they playing softer and less aggressive than previous weeks. That was surprising to see against an inexperienced quarterback making his second NFL start.

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