Tennessee Titans: Five Keys After the Bye Week

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Jason McCourty

Oct 19, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins wide receiver

DeSean Jackson

(11) makes a catch as Tennessee Titans cornerback Jason McCourty (30) defends during the first half at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been pretty apparent in at least two of the first three games that this team needs for Jason McCourty to both get healthy and get back on the field.

Johnny Manziel and the Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin burned the Titans secondary on two huge pass plays in week two that went for 110 yards.

Perrish Cox and Blidi Wreh-Wilson both got turned the wrong way and gave up 14 points that turned out to be the difference in this game.

You can’t say that if JMac was on the field, it would have turned out any different, but I would have like have him on the field and seen.

The second bomb to the speedy Benjamin was a back breaker and put a stop to a Marcus Mariota comeback where the Titans rookie quarterback had a tie score in his sights.

In week three, it was two third down and 20 scenarios that let the Colts back in the game after Mariota had made up a 14 point deficit.

It was another case of defensive backs losing track of the football in coverage, something a veteran Jason McCourty could probably prevented.

You have to think if JMac had been on the field and broken up just on of those big plays, the Titans may be 2-1 at this point.

But they aren’t

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