Analyzing Tennessee Titans offensive line at full strength
By John Lowell
2. Rodger Saffold
Perhaps the largest beneficiary to Lewan’s return is left guard Rodger Saffold. Thus far, the Titans’ front office — and fans of the team — have to be disappointed. The return on investment in Saffold has been underwhelming.
PFF has Saffold ranked as the 11th best guard in the league to date, posting a 71.1 overall grade. GM Jon Robinson signed the former Los Angeles Ram this offseason to a contract that, frankly, he is not worthy of yet.
Elite is what’s for dinner, and Titans fans are hungry.
With Lewan back, we can finally get a good look at Saffold in the Titans’ offense. He’s one of the better guards in the league, but he struggled, at times, next to Kelly. Lewan will sustain blocks one-on-one, and Saffold will anchor the interior of the O-Line next to center Ben Jones, never feeling the need to do more than what’s required.