OL Jamil Douglas
With Rodger Saffold out and Ben Jones not at 100%, it is inevitable that Jamil Douglas will be getting playing time this week against Baltimore.
For many Titans fans, this is a scary prospect. Douglas has not been good when called upon with the Titans.
Few Titans fans will forget his absolutely putrid performance last year in Week 3 against the Jaguars where he posted an astounding 12.4 pass blocking rating.
He didn’t fare much better two weeks ago against the Bears in relief of an injured Saffold, grading out at 48.5 per PFF.
It’s important to sometimes be fair to players and hope that they can do better, but let’s call a spade a spade; Douglas’ previous performances do not exactly give Titans fans much to be optimistic about this week.
The hope is that if he has to play at all, it will be at guard where the coaching staff can at least limit the damage he will do to the offense and the team. If he has to play at center, then you are talking about a guy right in the middle of every play who has yet to see comfortable in an NFL game.
Either way, the Ravens have 25 sacks this season, good for tenth in the league. Douglas is going to have his work cut out for him, so he better come prepared, or it will be yet another long day for him.