Titans’ Corey Davis hits big stiff arm.
It has been a hard 12 months for Corey Davis, but the Tennessee Titans receiver had a game to remember on Monday Night Football.
Last year, the idea what that Corey Davis would keep up the pace from his good 2018 campaign but this time he would have more volume in the passing game. On the other side, teams would have to deal with the counterpunch of A.J. Brown so defenses wouldn’t be able to take Davis out of the game.
What happened instead was that A.J. Brown looked like a superstar, and it was Corey Davis sliding into the WR2 role in an offense that really didn’t have the passing volume to sustain a WR2.
However, Monday night he reminded everyone why they had high expectations for him in the first place. Aside from a 100-yard game and clearly being the most effective weapon in the offense, he also showed that he isn’t a guy who is going to just win at the catch point and then fall down.
Instead, he put an exclamation point on one of his catch-and-runs by stiff-arming a Denver Broncos defender so hard that I had to rub my eyes to make sure that the jersey said 84 and not 22.
The Titans were kind enough to post the clip as a message to Titans fans that were having trouble rolling out of bed.
The Tennessee Titans offense was gassed on Monday Night which is understandable considering they were playing at midnight their time and then multiply that by the borderline illegal disadvantage of playing in Denver in Week 1.
If Derrick Henry and A.J. Brown rebound from bad weeks, and Corey Davis can just be 80% as productive as he was on Monday night, then the Tennessee Titans offense might become even scarier than it was in 2019.
In fact, looking at the game tape and not the box score, the Titans were in position to put up 23 to 26 points (depending on how aggressive you want to be with projecting Gostkowski’s missed kicks) on a defense that shut them out last season.
Corey Davis might just be the missing piece on this team.