Loser No. 2: Anthony Firkser
It’s beginning to look like the Titans are asking a bit too much of Anthony Firkser.
Firkser finished the game with one catch on four total targets for just seven yards.
On the second drive of the game, Firkser let a pass go right by him on an early third down play, forcing the Titans to punt after a three-and-out.
His biggest miscue of the game came in the form of an interception, where Firkser would have the ball popped out of his hands and into the hands of Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus. It would be returned into Titans territory, and lead to the Texans taking an early 7-0 lead.
He has shown promise as a secondary option at tight end aside from Smith over the past two seasons, but it’s really starting to feel like he’s being asked to play above his actual talent level.
I’m not saying that Firkser needs to be cut after one bad play, as he has generally been sure-handed when called upon to make catches. I just think the Titans need to lower their expectations for him, and maybe he should not be as much of a focal point in the passing game.