Oct 20, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) points to the fans after scoring touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half at LP Field. San Francisco won 31-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans: TE Delanie Walker Poised for Monster Season?

With all the excitement centered around all the teams officially engaged in their training camps, I am taking a moment to narrow it down to the Tennessee Titans’ new offensive coordinator Jason Michael and tight end Delanie Walker.

I caught a segment on NFL Network called “Why Not Us” and it is a three to four minute segment on each NFL team’s chances/hopes of competing for the coveted Lombardi trophy in February.

On this weeks segment, the Titans got their moment.

There is so much talk around Coach Ken Whisenhunt and talented, yet injury ridden QB Jake Locker, but NFL Network’s analyst Michael Robinson brought up an interesting point.

Robinson went on to remind viewers that Coach Michael had an astounding impact on TE Vernon Davis‘ success in 2009-2010 for the San Francisco 49ers.  Over those two seasons Davis racked up over 1,800 receiving yards and hauled in 20 TD catches.

Robinson believes that Walker is in position to have the best season of his career.

Coach Michael is going to rely heavily on a pounding, run first offense by committee.  The Titans are sure to start off the season with a heavy rotation of Shonn Greene, Jackie Battle, highly touted offensive weapon and free agent Dexter McCluster, and the first running back taken off the board in this year’s draft, Bishop Sankey.

With that type of offense the tight end position will benefit greatly, especially in red-zone situations.

We know that Walker is a big, physical specimen with great athleticism who gave us solid production in 2013, but is he ready for that leap?

I know he is.

He is a player that exudes confidence and plays with a chip on his shoulder. He is still hurt and offended that the 49ers let him walk away during the 2013 free agency.

Walker has a chance to thrive in this new system.  Let us just hope he takes it.

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