Mike Vrabel admits Tennessee Titans need Nate Davis
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel admitted that the team needs right guard Nate Davis.
It was abundantly clear during the Week 3 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars that the Tennessee Titans need rookie right guard Nate Davis — and head coach Mike Vrabel admitted as much after the game.
The Titans were absolutely manhandled by the Jags defense, as the offensive line allowed an inexcusable nine sacks and 12 QB hits in the loss to Jacksonville. A whopping 5.5 of those sacks came from Calais Campbell (three) and Josh Allen (2.5).
Starting right guard Jamil Douglas wasn’t just bad, he showed he doesn’t deserve to be on an NFL roster.
Campbell didn’t just beat him all night, he made him look silly, and it’s embarrassing to think that Vrabel actually talked Douglas up before the start of the season after what we’ve seen from him through the first three weeks.
Just how bad was Douglas in Week 3? The Titans had to pull him during the game in favor of Aaron Stinnie.
Until now, the Titans haven’t really had a choice but to run him out there, unless of course they were able to pull off a trade, which is incredibly hard to do for an offensive lineman when every team in the league is looking for them.
The original starter, Kevin Pamphile, injured his knee in practice during the week leading up to the start of the season, and Davis missed significant practice time with his own injury and is still catching up to get himself ready.
After what we saw on Thursday night, Vrabel stated the obvious: the Titans need Davis to get ready as soon as possible because the team cannot endure another week of Douglas.
There was some hope Davis would be active for Week 3 after he was seen going through what looked to be vigorous warm-ups prior to the game, but it didn’t come to fruition and instead Davis was a healthy scratch for the third straight game.
Whatever the Titans have to do to get him ready for Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons, do it. Granted, we don’t even know what to expect from the 2019 third-round pick, but he couldn’t possibly be worse than Douglas.
Tennessee can’t afford to keep doing the same thing over and over again, and if it isn’t Davis who gets the start next week, please let it be anyone other than Douglas.