One Tennessee Titans player to watch on offense today

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 27: Phillip Supernaw
NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 27: Phillip Supernaw /

The Tennessee Titans player you weren’t planning on watching today, but you should.

Tennessee Titans fans are hoping for a better show today than what they got last week vs the New York Jets.

However, it really isn’t the big picture that matters in the preseason. Sure, if the Titans get blasted 90-0 then that is a big deal.

At the end of the day though, no one takes home a trophy for the preseason and no one looks at the final score when September comes around.

More from Titans News

The beauty of the preseason is the game within the game. It is Jack Conklin and Taylor Lewan vs Julius Peppers, Mario Addison and Charles Johnson.

It is watching Taywan Taylor and Rishard Matthews against Captain Munnerlyn, Daryl Worthy and James Bradberry.

But the matchup I’m watching when the Titans are on offense is:

Jonnu Smith vs the Carolina Panthers linebackers

This one is under the radar because no one is really talking about Smith after the passing effort stalled last weekend.

However, he holds a lot of jobs in his hands. He may put Jalston Fowler and Jace Amaro on the hot seat. At the same time, he may earn Harry Douglas a roster spot. I’ll explain.

Right now Jonnu Smith is alternating at TE2 with Philip Supernaw.

Live Feed

Titans re-signing Jeffery Simmons leaves a Hulk-sized footprint in AFC South
Titans re-signing Jeffery Simmons leaves a Hulk-sized footprint in AFC South /


  • Bergkamp FIFA 23 Challenges: How to Complete the Trophy Titans Icon ObjectiveDBLTAP
  • Other teams should get in on Aaron Rodgers sweepstakesWith the First Pick
  • 3 NFL teams that need to swoop in, steal Aaron Rodgers from the JetsNFL Spin Zone
  • Will the Tennessee Titans trade up for a quarterback?With the First Pick
  • Titans could select local product for latest quarterback projectFanSided
  • If he does well enough and takes the job permanently it would mean Supernaw would be the 3rd tight end. I think Mularkey believes is that trio of tight ends and would put them on the field together often.

    If you are going to carry a TE whose primary job is now to come in as an extra blocker in jumbo packages, then that puts Jalston Fowler on the edge of the roster. That goes double when you have TEs like Supernaw and Smith that can line up in the backfield.

    At the same time, Smith is going to be a receiving tight end. If Amaro is a worse blocker than the top 3 tight ends and only a slightly better receiver than the 3rd tight end (Supernaw) then how can you justify him keeping a roster spot.

    More from Titan Sized

    In that way, Smith can help fill two duties by doing one job well. That allows you to keep a luxury player like Harry Douglas on the roster.

    Before you say anything negative about Douglas, know that there is no team in the NFL who has a better and more consistent 6th receiver on the roster than Douglas.

    So for as little as you want him on this team, don’t forget that it wasn’t too long ago (2014) that Kris Durham and Derek Hagan were the team’s 4th and 5th wide receivers. You are telling me that Douglas isn’t better than that?