From one of the best free agent signings in Tennessee Titans history to one of the signings that seems to have been bad for all involved, lets talk about Dion Lewis.
Immediately we all can agree that Lewis was a fit that worked well on paper, but his struggles running the ball effectively made it entirely too predictable to figure out what the Titans were doing presnap.
It got to the point where Lewis signaled a pass play for the defense and they would adjust to that. Even if it actually turned out to be a run play, it never helped the Titans because Dion Lewis just could not run the ball well at all.
I think the real tipping point for fans and coaches was the Carolina Panthers game this year where it looked like we had finally gotten to the point where Derrick Henry was going to be the lead back and get all of the touches.
Then, the team decided to feature Lewis in the first half and it goes poorly, but then they let Henry run the ball every play to start the second half and he immediately goes down their and scores.
At that point we all knew that the Titans offense couldn’t work with Dion Lewis and that the idea of paying him $5 million in 2020 was crazy when you can get $4 million of that back with a cut.