A new OC option has popped up for Tennessee Titans

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 6: Darrell Bevell congratulates Doug Baldwin
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 6: Darrell Bevell congratulates Doug Baldwin /

Darrell Bevell should get a long look from the Tennessee Titans.

The Tennessee Titans should be shopping for a new OC this year, and Darrell Bevell checks a lot of boxes.

I don’t pretend to know the responsibilities of every coach in the NFL. What I can do though, is match stylistic fits.

What I mean by that is my comp for Marcus Mariota coming out of college was Russell Wilson from the waist up (though with a slightly weaker arm) and Colin Kaepernick (4.53 40-yard dash, which was .01 slower than Mariota’s 40) in the open field.

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So taking that into consideration, a guy like Darrell Bevell makes a lot of sense to me.

Bevell went from being Brett Farve and Aaron Rodger’s QB coach, to being the Minnesota Vikings OC. While with the Vikings, he had a top-16 offense in points in 3 out of 5 years, including 2nd overall in 2009.

After that he joined the Seattle Seahawks. Once Russell Wilson got there in 2012, only once in his 6 years as OC has the team not finished in the top-11 in points.

Oh yea, and he also has a Super Bowl title in that time span as well.

So do I think the Titans should look at him? Absolutely.

He has consistently put out a good offensive product with one of the worst offensive lines in football. Part of that credit does need to go to Wilson who is tremendous, but Marcus Mariota has shown that when the play calling is good he can play with just about anyone as he proved last year in the middle of the season.

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  • I have heard concerns about Bevell trying to force a running game, but with Derrick Henry still young and cheap that doesn’t sound bad to me. Plus, he isn’t abandoning the passing game to run. These are Russell Wilson’s passing TDs by year:

    2012: 26

    2013: 26

    2014: 20

    2015: 34

    2016: 21

    2017: 34

    The Tennessee Titans need someone who knows how to run the ball effectively, but when to trust his QB to pass it. While the defense has been Seattle’s calling card over the last decade, it is Russell Wilson and the play calling that has turned that team into a dominant force.

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    So yes, if he is an option I want Jon Robinson calling him right now telling him that he can have:

    -A similar QB

    -A substantially better offensive line

    -Young play makers like Corey Davis, Derrick Henry, Taywan Taylor, Jonnu Smith, and even Tajae Sharpe.

    -Potentially some nice veterans. Delanie Walker obviously but if he wants to keep DeMarco Murray and Eric Decker that is fine as long as he can use them correctly.

    -And of course some nice tax breaks in Tennessee.

    Add all that up and you should have a new OC by the second week in February. Because you know…the Titans have some games left to play.