The best way to begin a conversation about the Tennessee Titans offense is to start with the king himself, Derrick Henry.
So much of the Titans offense revolves around #22, but not necessarily in the way that you think. The general consensus is that the Titans dream is to run the ball 40 times per game, but that isn’t quite right.
What Tennessee wants to do to start off a game is one thing: see if the defense is capable of dealing with this offensive line and Derrick Henry while playing sound football.
Rarely do we see a team that can come out in what they consider their base defense and handle Henry like they can 90% of the running backs in the NFL. Instead, they end up committing more players to the box or playing safeties at a shallower depth.
If you are the team that can handle Henry with your base defense, then congratulations you are the one team in the NFL that can. However, if you aren’t then (like everyone else) you are going to be forced to make some decisions on whether you want to let Henry beat you or if you are going to ask the Titans to beat you in another way.
Bill Belichick won a Super Bowl by letting the Buffalo Bills run it whenever they wanted to with Hall of Fame running back Thurman Thomas, knowing that the key to winning was to take the passing game away.
The GOAT coach tried that against the Tennessee Titans and Derrick Henry, and now he is watching the game at home like 24 other teams.
So, if you take option two this is what you have to contend with now.