Tennessee Titans: End of Week 2 Notes & Links
Bringing you the best bits of news or information about the Tennessee Titans that has circulated around the internet during the week.
The Tennessee Titans are coming off a tough season-opening loss against the Oakland Raiders and are gearing up to face the undefeated Jacksonville Jaguars on the road. Here’s everything you might’ve missed over the past week in terms of news about the Titans.
- Jaguars CB Jalen Ramsey is very questionable for Sunday’s matchup
- Marcus Mariota is amazing on the road
- Corey Davis had a very nice debut
- Josh Kline was on fire on Sunday
- So was Taylor Lewan
- Johnathan Cyprien and Tye Smith won’t play on Sunday for the Titans
- Pro Golfer Brandt Snedeker says the Titans are going to be fine and we agree
If Ramsey misses Sunday’s game, the entire Titans offense gets a boost, and that’s not an exaggeration. Ramsey is incredibly close to being a full-fledged shutdown cornerback, and the Titans’ outside receivers were going to have a hard time on Sunday dealing with Ramsey and fellow boundary corner A.J. Bouye. With Ramsey out, the Jaguars defense becomes all the more vulnerable, at least on one side of the field. Ramsey is a game-time decision, but three straight missed practices is tough to play after.
Mariota didn’t play nearly as bad in Week 1 as some people would have you believe. If Mariota hadn’t been calm in the pocket, extended plays with his pocket movement and delivered some pinpoint strikes, the Titans would’ve lost by three touchdowns. Mariota was forced into a pass-happy script due to offensive game plan and the Titans going down as the second half wore on. Regardless, Mariota plays an away game on Sunday, where he owns a career passer rating of 97.4 on the road.
Davis is going to be a star in this league for years to come. He was like 80% healthy coming into Sunday’s opener and still caught six of 10 targets for 69 yards. Just wait until he’s fully healthy, finds his feet in the NFL and develops even more chemistry with Mariota. The roof is the ceiling.
Kline and Lewan were stellar on Sunday, with Kline not even allowing a single pressure against a good Raiders defensive line. Quinton Spain and Ben Jones were solid. Unfortunately, fellow offensive lineman Jack Conklin had a brutal game. The Titans’ offensive line struggled in the preseason, but they were much better in the opener, so that was good to see. Conklin will have to play much better against an underrated Jaguars front seven.