Tennessee Titans great Eddie George shared a scathing and controversial opinion on left tackle Taylor Lewan.
Tennessee Titans great Eddie George has never been one to mince words, and that held true when he spoke about left tackle Taylor Lewan recently.
George was a guest on The Midday 180 show on Tuesday and he shared the view that not only is Lewan not respected around the league, but he also doesn’t think Lewan is respected as a leader in his own locker room.
Lewan, who is the highest-paid left tackle in the NFL, has been a lightning rod for controversy this season.
First, Lewan was pinched with a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs before the 2019 season started that cost him the first four games. It was no doubt a frustrating turn of events, especially considering the struggles the Titans have had along the offensive line this season.
Upon his return, Lewan was supposed to be a major shot in the arm, and while he has certainly helped, his play hasn’t been all that great.
Furthermore, the star left tackle has been committing penalties that have hurt or killed several Titans drives, which is something this mostly inept offense simply can’t afford from its best offensive lineman.
Lewan has always been thought of as one of the leaders in the Titans’ locker room, but clearly George doesn’t think that’s really the case. If nothing else, Lewan has always been one of the more outspoken players on Tennessee’s roster, and has given this franchise a face and personality.
Whether or not George is right remains to be seen and we don’t know what he’s basing this opinion on, but this is an interesting take nonetheless, especially from someone whose word is respected within the organization.
If there’s one thing this team could use right now, it’s leadership, and if Lewan isn’t respected as a leader in the locker room, it would be yet another concern for what seems to be a rudderless ship in Tennessee.