Tennessee Titans passing attack should shine today

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 15: DeAndre Hopkins
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 15: DeAndre Hopkins /

A late take on the Tennessee Titans offense.

The Tennessee Titans play in a matter of minutes, not hours at this point. However, new news has made me change my opinion of the game.

I thought that this game would be won by a strong running attack that led to big play action plays. The fact that DeMarco Murray is playing today make me think that was a big part of the plan too.

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However, two key inactives make me think that the Titans may find more success through the air than I thought.

There are two big names on that list.

First of all, Jason McCourty being a late inactive is huge, especially if you value PFF’s CB rankings. The former Titans stalwart was PFF’s best CB coming into this game and he even had a pick six just last week.

On top of that, Jabrill Peppers is also inactive. While he hasn’t been the impact player that many thought he would be early, he has still been the team’s starting safety the whole year.

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  • Both of those players are now missing in a position group (DB) that requires more communication than almost any other group in football.

    Pile on to that the fact that Gregg Williams and his hyper aggressive defense relies on solid coverage from the DBs while the front seven sends pressure, and you have a recipe for some big coverage busts on the back end.

    Now, will Mike Mularkey and Terry Robiskie change their gameplan accordingly? That I don’t know.

    What I can say is that there are going to be plays today where the backup safety and the backup cornerback are in the wrong position and if the wide receivers, backs and tight ends run their routes correctly, Marcus Mariota will find them.

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    If this team can manage to not look ahead to the bye week, and if they can really try to remind the NFL that they are a team to be reckoned with they have the potential for a big day today.

    If they sleepwalk through the game then we have the potential to be the laughing stock of the NFL again. It is up to Mike Mularkey and the leaders on the Tennessee Titans roster to make sure that doesn’t happen.