Tennessee Titans NFL Power Rankings: Week 1
By Will Lomas
Bleacher Report: 27 (Last week 14)
"“Three of the Titans’ offensive starters were injured in the game. Tackle Taylor Lewan suffered a concussion. Quarterback Marcus Mariota hurt his elbow and had a miserable game before giving way to Blaine Gabbert. And veteran tight end Delanie Walker suffered a potentially season-ending dislocated ankle, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com. If there’s a silver lining to this mess, it’s that the Jaguars were the only team in the AFC South that managed a win in Week 1. But with division tilts over the next two weeks with the Texans and then the Jaguars, the Titans could find themselves in a hole too deep to dig out of if Mariota and/or Lewan are sidelined.”"
This is more of the same, but that is what happens when you get to the end of these rankings. The main points are:
-Lewan is important
-Marcus Mariota is important
-Delanie Walker is going to be missed
Really can’t argue with any of those comments. The one thing that is interesting is that so far all of these rankings are disregarding an entire offseason’s worth of work and research because of one really bad game that was played in the weirdest conditions in football history.
I am an optimist, but I think these should be rankings based on what you think the team will be in week 17, not just saying where you think they should be ranked based on one game in September.
Still, that is mostly my two cents. The most important thing that this laid out was that the Titans are facing maybe the most important two-game stretch of any team in the NFL.
Tennessee desperately needs to come away with a win in at least one of these games, other wise it is time to look at draft position because historically there is no coming back from that.
Can the Titans rebound and make a home stand this weekend, or was all the hype and excitement of this team before the season just hot air combined with some smoke and mirrors?