Playing Over/Under with Mike Clay’s Tennessee Titans projections pt.1
By Will Lomas
Wide Receiver O/U: Corey Davis, 5 TDs
Last year in 15 games, Sammy Watkins caught 8 TDs. I think Watkins and Davis will be used very similarly in this offense, so I don’t think it is a stretch to think that Davis will surpass 5 TDs fairly quickly.
Honestly, the last time we saw Corey Davis he was the one bright spot in a playoff loss to the New England Patriots. In that game he caught two touchdown passes finally showing the coaching staff and the fans that he was healthy.
Going back to my scouting report on Davis, you can expect this offense to line him up everywhere. He has the route running savvy to line up on the boundary and make a move in limited space to get himself free. He could also line up in the slot and bully smaller SCBs with his speed, size and strength.
If the Titans play this preseason smart and try to keep Corey Davis healthy as he gets into real football shape, the Titans will have a legit 1/2 tandem at the WR position for the first time maybe ever.
Having Rishard Matthews and Corey Davis on the field with a smart OC that is spending time setting the defense up, will be a totally new concept to these players and it should lead to career years for one, if not both of them.
I will be the first to admit that I was disappointed in a lot in Corey Davis’s rookie season. I hate that he held out through some of camp which arguably made the team rush him in too soon and led to an injury that crippled his whole first season.
I hate the fact that the offense did such a poor job featuring him, that the only real way they could get the ball to him was by throwing jump balls.
I even hate that his biggest game came in a loss to the Patriots, because even though he had a fantastic touchdown to open up the game’s scoring (7-0 Titans) terrible play calling on both sides of the ball quickly put a damper on any coming out party we could have had for Corey Davis.
But, all of that is in the past now and with smarter people coaching this team, I am allowed to have hope that maybe this team will finally be fun to watch on offense.
No more TE jet sweeps, no more two slow-twitch RBs in the backfield losing yards, not more stupid plays.
Just focus on setting up the defense and getting guys like Corey Davis in a good position. Hopefully that isn’t too much to ask for this coaching staff.