Four Tennessee Titans to keep an eye on in Week 6 vs. the Colts.
Well, here we are after a frustrating loss to the Miami Dolphins and the Tennessee Titans now sit at 2-3. The defense did their job, giving up just 16 points and holding Jay Cutler to 92 pass yards. However, the offense couldn’t sustain any drives due to Matt Cassel leading the offense and the run game going nowhere.
Now it is time to move on to a huge game on Monday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts. We all know the Titans haven’t beaten them since 2011, but it needs to change now.
As always, here are four Titans to watch this week.
Derrick Henry has just 10 carries the past two weeks and that is simply not enough. In the Titans’ two wins, he had 13 and 14 carries. Yes, they controlled the ball in those wins, but they need to make more of an effort to get Henry involved in the game.
Head coach Mike Mularkey has said on more than once occasion that they need to make more of an effort to get Henry in the game, and it needs to start this week.
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Jayon Brown has played great in his rookie season and was drafted because of his ability to cover tight ends. Last year against the Colts, Jack Doyle had nine catches, 78 yards and a touchdown against the Titans in Tennessee.
Tight ends have been an issue for years for the Titans and they need Brown to step up big time against a tight end who has had some success against them.
Mike Mularkey said he expects Taylor Lewan to start this week after injuring his knee early in the first quarter against the Dolphins.
He attempted to come back in last week, but it was obvious he wasn’t the dominating left tackle we were used to seeing. It was easy to tell he was in pain and committed two penalties in a row at one point before finally being taken out of the game.
We still don’t know if Mariota will play this week, but his chances seem a lot better than last week.
If he does play, it will be important to see how mobile he is and how well he moves in the pocket. However, Marcus Mariota with limited mobility is still better than a 100% Matt Cassel.