The Tennessee Titans will start Jamil Douglas at right guard on Sunday.
It looks like the Tennessee Titans aren’t done with flailing right guard Jamil Douglas just yet, as the team plans to start him on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
Before you pull your hair out of your head and go into a rage, there is some good news.
While Paul Kuharsky reports that Douglas will in fact start, he also says Tennessee will have rookie right guard Nate Davis take over “at some point.”
"The Titans will stick with Jamil Douglas at right guard at the start of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Falcons, but Nate Davis will take over the position at some point and could finish there if he plays well enough."
Well, I guess if nothing else, this is a step in the right direction.
Davis had been inactive for the first three games of the season as he continued to catch up with learning the offense after missing significant practice time with an undisclosed injury.
As the Titans have waited for him to get ready and simultaneously dealt with the injury to fellow guard Kevin Pamphile, the team has watched the right guard position go up in flames with Douglas as the starter.
In total, the Titans have allowed 17 sacks through three games, which is the most one quarterback has taken in that span of games since 2002. Also, Douglas earned a dreadful 12.4 pass-blocking grade in Week 3.
Why the Titans are going with this particular strategy is unknown. Perhaps the team is waiting to see the proof in the pudding with Davis before giving him the keys to the car.
Even if Davis isn’t fully ready, the Titans could at least try to deploy another one of their backup linemen over Douglas, because, you know, what’s the definition of insanity?
I guess we can all just be happy that Davis is going to take the field in Week 4 and that perhaps the Titans will get an upgrade at right guard in some way, shape or form.