Ranking 5 biggest issues for Tennessee Titans after 3 games
1. Offensive line play
The Tennessee Titans have allowed an NFL-worst 17 sacks throughout their first three weeks of the season. As ridiculous as that total sounds, the tape is even worse.
The offensive line line is missing their star left tackle Taylor Lewan not only physically, but emotionally as well. Lewan provides that natural leadership and contagious fire to the entire offense that can’t be duplicated. The right guard position is the obvious weak link on the line.
On Thursday night, right guard Jamil Douglas was seemingly being abused by Calais Campbell, play after play. When Douglas wasn’t holding, he was being put on skates by the All-Pro defensive lineman.
Douglas was eventually pulled for backup guard Aaron Stinnie, and rightfully so. Douglas finished the game with a whopping pass-blocking grade of 12.4 on the evening.
Let’s just say, that’s not very good — and that is putting it nicely.
The offensive line as a whole had a terrible outing on a national stage, as they allowed nine sacks on a night they surely want to forget as as quickly as possible.
Regardless of who ends up being the quarterback for the remainder of the year, the season will have limited success if they are unable to find a solution to these offensive line problems.
Lewan will provide an instant improvement to this offense the second he returns. The real question is whether or not that will be enough to save the Titans’ season.
Only time will tell.