Cameron Wake still has it
Cameron Wake was a nightmare for the Browns’ O-line on Sunday. He notched 2.5 sacks — including the 99th and 100th of his career — which is more than the Titans got from their two starting edge rushers all of last season.
Wake is not going to be an every-down player, but he will certainly be a menace in passing situations, and he proved that in Week 1. If Harold Landry can get going, opposing offenses are going to have one hell of a time trying to stop two great pass-rushers on either side.
The people who doubted what Wake has left in the tank at 37 are eating their words today. The Titans spent a pretty penny to bring Wake in during the offseason, and so far he’s worth every bit of it.
No more RB timeshare
We had to suffer through a running back timeshare with Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis throughout much of the 2018 season, and it was frustrating to see because Lewis wasn’t much of a runner with the ball in his hands.
You can forget that in 2019. Henry garnered 19 carries on Sunday, and out-touched Lewis 20 to six overall. Henry also averaged 4.4 yards per carry en route to 84 yards on the ground, and his 75-yard touchdown reception was easily the biggest play of the game.
And with that huge play, the Titans may want to give him the ball more in the passing game, because clearly he has big play potential every single time he touches the rock.
The Titans needed to give Henry the ball more, they did, and good things happened. Henry certainly proved he is capable of being a workhorse back in the NFL.