Joshua: One of the main connections between these teams: Delanie Walker. This offseason, the Titans signed Walker to replace Jared Cook as the starting tight end. Walker has 20 receptions for 185 yards with two touchdowns. Walker had spent the previous seven seasons with San Francisco.What did you see from Walker in those seven years and what can fans expect once he becomes more comfortable in the offense?
Sep 29, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) catches a pass for a touchdown against the New York Jets during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
Eric: I would argue that Walker is already comfortable in the Titans’ offense, given that he is on pace for the best season statistically of his career. During his time with the 49ers, Walker was considered the No. 2 option at tight end behind Vernon Davis, so he didn’t get as many touches as he should have. However, he was dependable and did the little things right. Walker is one of the best blocking tight ends in all of football, and could be depended upon to make a big catch.
Look for him to achieve great things in Tennessee.