Bye week hot take, Tennessee Titans fans will like Rodger Saffold a lot more by Week 17
By Will Lomas
Why there is some hope that the best is yet to come from Rodger Saffold.
This season has been a roller coaster for Tennessee Titans fans when it comes to high priced guard Rodger Saffold.
Coming into the season it looked like Saffold could be the missing piece…or at least one of them with both guard spots needing to be upgraded.
Then he missed practice for much of the preseason and it was explained away by Mike Vrabel and others as just rest because a veteran like Saffold doesn’t need a lot of time to get ready for the season and that time could be used to look at other guards.
Once he got on the field in the preseason there were some good flashes but some obvious concerns like when he ended up on his back for a sack in one of his first 10 plays.
Fast forward to now and he is posting about how Titans fans hate him, which is a weird move but Titans hate is temporary. Look at how quickly fans went from trashing Malcolm Butler to praising him after he started 2018 rough only to play his next 16 games at a really high level before getting hurt just over a week ago.
So why the optimism? Well, let’s start at the negatives.