5 worst Tennessee Titans takes from the offseason
Adam Rank’s 3-13
The first of what has been several bad takes this offseason comes from NFL Network’s Adam Rank, who predicted the Tennessee Titans would go 3-13 this season.
Rank cited the Titans’ tough schedule as the cause, and further added insult to injury by saying at least the team would have a good draft pick in 2020.
What Rank seems to ignore is that this team has gone 9-7 the past three seasons, even when the roster isn’t at full health. It’s hard to imagine a team that has been consistently solid over three years would just nosedive to a brutal 3-13 season.
Not only has the Titans’ defense been among the league’s best, but it has the opportunity to be even better in 2020.
The retirements of Derrick Morgan and Brian Orakpo, who totaled two sacks combined last season, opens the door for Harold Landry and free-agent acquisition, Cameron Wake.
Both Wake and Landry totaled a combined 10.5 sacks in 2018, which is 8.5 sacks more than Morgan and Orakpo. Furthermore, second-year linebacker Rashaan Evans’ presence both inside and on the edge will only enhance what was the 16th-best pass-rush in the NFL last season.
Throw in perhaps one of the deepest secondaries in the league and you have what could be the NFL’s best defense.
To top it all off, the Titans will have one of the best running games behind a bolstered offensive line, and a revamped receiving corps. will be the best quarterback Marcus Mariota has ever enjoyed.
Not only do the Titans have a better all-around team in 2019, but their roster could be the most complete in the AFC South. There’s no way this team goes 3-13 this season, and we hope to see Rank eating his words come playoff time.