5 Questions Tennessee Titans must answer at training camp

Mike Vrabel, Racey McMath (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
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Todd Downing, Tennessee Titans
Todd Downing, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool) /

The Tennessee Titans have a couple of riddles to solve on offense.

1. Can Todd Downing improve on what Arthur Smith did?

Even with some of the minor limitations that we’ve all discussed in pretty elaborate detail, the Tennessee Titans offense made some solid improvements and strides under longtime assistant Arthur Smith. After ten years as an assistant in Nashville, the final two being a nice run as the team’s offensive coordinator, Smith trades two shades of blue for the black and red of the Atlanta Falcons.

This offensive belongs to the newly promoted Todd Downing who takes the reigns after spending the 2019 and 2020 seasons as the Tennessee Titans tight ends coach. Now, the obvious and most immediate question is this. Will he improve on what Smith built? He definitely has the weapons.

2. Three quarterbacks or two. Five running backs or four?

We know the Titans enter camp with three quarterbacks: Ryan Tannehill, DeShone Kizer, and Logan Woodside. Will they carry all three into the regular season on the 53-man roster, or would it make sense to carry two and use the additional roster spot on another area of need?

The same can be said about the running back position. Do they need five running backs or are they set with the three tailbacks and the fullback (potentially, Khari Blasingame)?