Tennessee Titans offseason prep: Free agent RBs
By Will Lomas
Which running backs if any, should the Tennessee Titans consider?
The Tennessee Titans are in a strange position at running back, but luckily it looks like they finished the season with a much better idea of who the lead back should be.
As a preface, let’s talk a little bit about where the Titans backfield stands now.
The back who should be the focus of the running game is Derrick Henry. He is cheap and he is a home run hitter who was specifically mentioned at new OC Arthur Smith’s introductory press conference.
This offense going forward is going to have a blend of zone concepts as well as some straight ahead “domination” man blocking concepts. That is good, offenses should be versatile and able to adapt to the weaknesses of the team in front of them.
As we go forward with this series, we will eventually talk about which interior offensive linemen and tight ends can help this running game going forward, but no matter what Arthur Smith knows that finding ways to get Derrick Henry in the open field, running angry is a key to winning games and unlocking this offense’s full potential.
Before we go any farther, there is an elephant in the room. The other name in the backfield is Dion Lewis, so let’s talk a little bit about him…