Tennessee Titans: Five Keys To Successful 2015

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Jan 4, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (14) gets away from Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones (24) during the second half in the 2014 AFC Wild Card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Hakeem Nicks

The Titans have attempted during this offseason to bring in a lot of targets for their rookie quarterback. Tight end Delanie Walker carried the receiving duties in 2014 on this team, but they desperately need a legitimate vertical threat who can operate in the Red Zone.

Hakeem Nicks is that guy. We are probably a year away from Dorial Green-Beckham developing into the monster receiver he has the potential to be, and there are question marks next to Harry Douglas‘ and Justin Hunter‘s names.

We know what Kendal Wright can do, and all we need is a real threat from the other side of the field for him to tun into a quality NFL receiver.

Hakeem Nicks has been there and done that. The former pro-bowler has a championship ring, and only needs to return to his pre-injury days to be the star on this team.

Nicks is a precise route runner(something Ken Whisenhunt loves), has strong hands, and a nose for the football, especially in the Red Zone. And if he can become the leader of this unit, there is no end to what these guys can do.

He is showing signs of his old self in training camp so far, and I would be very disappointed if he doesn’t make the opening day lineup in Music City.

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