Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Chargers: X-factors
By Will Lomas
Tennessee Titans offensive X-factor: Adam Humphries, WR
I originally had Ryan Tannehill down here, but I just couldn’t stand it. While he is an important player this week (obviously) we already watched him trip over his own feet with nearly a half of playing time last week where he ended up taking more sacks per snap than Marcus Mariota and throwing an interception.
Instead, I went with Adam Humphries who should be Ryan Tannehill’s favorite target based off of his love for passing to the slot receiver.
Without running backs that can catch, the Titans offense is going to be limited on check downs and dump offs, so that means that there could be an even bigger emphasis on trying to get the ball over the middle.
While I am sure Arthur Smith has plans for some fun 2-man route concepts and 7-step drops with limited protection, the majority of the passing game will probably have to be run after catch and getting the ball to the third receiver before the pass rush beats the Titans offensive line that leads the NFL in sacks allowed.