Titans vs. Chargers: 3 things to expect from Tennessee
By Brian Akins
2. O-line will struggle
Everything previously expected won’t happen if this next expectation ends up happening.
Tennessee’s line has by far been the biggest disappointment this season. Through six games, the Titans’ offensive lineman has allowed 29 sacks on the quarterback. Coming into this season, Tennessee had the fourth-best offensive line in the league, according to Pro Football Focus.
The Titans have just one game where the front five was able to protect the quarterback and not allow a sack, and that was in a 24-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons.
Tennessee’s next opponent has recorded 12 sacks so far this season. If the storyline continues to stay the same, the Titans will likely give up multiple sacks Sunday against the Chargers.
This is a position group that wasn’t expected to have many struggles this season. Yes, Taylor Lewan was suspended for the first four games of the season, but Tennessee did sign Rodger Saffold, who was highly successful for the Los Angeles Rams last season. This season, however, he has been a huge letdown for the Titans.
The problems that have plagued the front five for Tennessee’s offense could have never been predicted or expected with all of the preseason rankings and the experience that’s there.
Would of, should of, or could of means absolutely nothing at this point for this group. If you want any chance of saving this season from complete failure, it must be fixed now. But that is much easier said than done.
My expectation is that Tennessee’s line will struggle to keep Tannehill off his back and fail to help the offense be productive.