Sept 18, 2011; Nashville,TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) rushes against Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Jarret Johnson (95) and teammate Baltimore cornerback Lardarius Webb (21) during the second half at LP Field. Tennessee defeated Baltimore 26-13. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE
The Tennessee Titans started off moving the ball quite well offensively against the New England Patriots revamped defense this last week, though it didn’t last long. Here’s three offensive players who’s success/failure will be key in the Titans successfully moving the ball against the San Diego Chargers:
LT Michael Roos
Roos probably put up his career-worst performance against the New England Patriots last Sunday. The Patriots rookie DE Chandler Jones made Roos look like a third-string lineman all day. Locker needed help from his supporting cast and he didn’t get it. Roos needs to get back to form this next week or it could be another frustrating game for the Titans.
WR Kenny Britt
Britt is back from suspension and his torn ACL/MCL injury. We’ve all seen what Peterson did with three months less of healing time, though Peterson has a much smaller injury history. This will be the first real look we get of Kenny Britt and it will be interesting to see how quickly he’ll be able to return to his old self, if ever. He could also demand a lot of attention, opening up the field for everyone else. That could be a game changer for the Titans, considering they have a talented group of receivers in Wright, Washington, and Cook. Britt could be the key that unlocks this offense.
QB Jake Locker
Though Jake did pretty well in his debut as the starting QB for the Titans last week, he did injure his non-throwing shoulder. He played through various injuries at Washington but it’s obviously not an ideal situation, especially in your second career start. Hopefully his shoulder is feeling pretty good by game-time and the staff does whatever is needed to loosen it up. Locker has been having a problem with letting the ball sail at times and you’ve got to be worried about his accuracy with an added shoulder injury, despite the fact that he completed of 70% of his passes against the Patriots.
What do you think? Are these the top three Titans you’ll be watching on offense come Sunday? I won’t lie, it was hard not to put Chris Johnson on here. If I had four, he’d be the fourth. But alas, this is just the top three.