Rookie of the year: A.J. Brown (Matt Miller)
-Miller praised Brown as a guy who can win in the intermediate part of the field and highlighted just how important that is in this offense. That is a really good take because this offense will hopefully feature a lot of easy throws and less condensed formation nonsense than we have seen in the past.
Miller also reminded everyone that Brown was his top receiver in the 2019 NFL Draft class which is why he is one of his favorite rookies in this division, later saying that everyone would take a backseat to Jeffery Simmons when he was healthy.
Most improved player: Harold Landry (Matt Miller)
"“There is talent there…He is gonna be able to make plays outside the tackle where he can get upfield”"
-This is another good take because it is hard to imagine Landry not taking a big step forward. His workload should essentially double in the 2019 season and he has the benefit of a full NFL offseason as well as hands on coaching from Mike Vrabel, Dean Pees and some tips from future Hall of Fame EDGE Cameron Wake.
With no loses on the defense that would affect his play, I don’t know why anyone would assume that he wouldn’t take a big step forward in his second NFL season.
Two award nominations really isn’t bad for a division as beloved by the media as the AFC South (except for the Tennessee Titans of course for…some reason).
All in all this podcast had a little bit of everything, with the most obvious being hot takes driven by some people just not having the right information and/or projecting a major decline that I don’t agree with.
Other takes though made sense even if the ultimate result was the group being way to low on the Tennessee Titans in general.