The debut of Nate Davis
While we aren’t sure if Nate Davis will actually suit up in Week 4, there’s a very good chance he will.
The Tennessee Titans have seen dreadful play from starting right guard Jamil Douglas (he sported a 12.4 pass-blocking grade in Week 3) and the urgency to get Davis ready should be at an all-time high.
While head coach Mike Vrabel re-iterated that the team is trying its best to get Davis ready to play, the rookie right guard himself says he’s doing everything necessary to get on the field, according to Jim Wyatt of Titans Online.
"“I want to try and play Nate,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said. “We are going to try and get him ready to go as soon as we possibly can and I’m hopeful that’s this week. … We’re trying our best to get him (ready) and I know he is. He wants to get back and he wants to try and help this football team.” “I’m just trying to get back to being myself,” Davis said on Monday. “I am feeling good, and doing whatever the team asks me to do. I feel good, and I have a lot of support behind me. I am very anxious.”"
Davis also said he was ready to go if the team needs him — which it does — according to ESPN’s Turron Davenport.
Davis has yet to play a snap in the NFL, so we really don’t know what to expect from the rookie guard. Still, no matter what Davis brings to the table in his NFL debut, it couldn’t possibly be worse than what the Titans have gotten from Douglas this season.
Should Davis’ play be somewhat similar to that of Douglas’, at least we know there’s room for improvement for a young player who is just getting started. I’m afraid Douglas has already hit his low ceiling and all hope is lost that he can be a solid guard in the NFL.