ESPN’s Matt Bowen says Titans should make this personnel shift
By Will Lomas
Subtle, but important change the Titans should make on offense.
ESPN’s Matt Bowen spends a lot of time digging into the tape and really getting into the Xs and Os of what makes teams like the Tennessee Titans, so good.
Looking over the tape of last season, Bowen decided to do something very interesting and to break down formations and personnel groupings around the NFL. Specifically, he wanted to see which teams had the best success with each personnel grouping as well as which teams ran specific personnel grouping the most often.
The two were not always the same answer, in fact, if you remove the rarest position grouping (2 QBs) then 5 of the 10 teams who called plays out of a specific personnel grouping were actually the most successful in the NFL with that grouping.
If that is complicated, don’t worry because the Titans specifics I get into here will be much easier to understand because I will tell you who is generally on the field in these formations.
There are two Titans specifics that we need to focus on. First, what are the Titans doing more than anyone else in the NFL? Second, what do the Titans need to be doing more of in the future?
Let’s start with what Tennessee is already doing.