Takeaways: Kevin Byard
At this point I have covered what I think the offense and defense should do. As a result of that, I think Kevin Byard is set to have a big night.
Last year when the Titans needed a win against the Dallas Cowboys, it was Kevin Byard that picked off Dak Prescott in the end zone and shifted the momentum to Tennessee. While the Titans don’t need a win right now, they definitely should be pushing as hard as possible to get to 2-1 with an AFC South win.
Byard is the emotional leader of that defense and I think that the Titans may try to give him some freedom to make a play tonight. With a rookie QB, what could be more confusing than seeing a defense presnap, then watching that shift into another formation as the ball is snapped with Kevin Byard watching his eyes and trying to make a play?
In the run game, Byard hasn’t been exceptionally active but a lot of that is because the rest of the defense has been so good. With an emphasis on gang tackling this week, I could see Leonard Fournette being wrapped up and trying to get more yards only for Kevin Byard to come in and punch the ball out.