The Tennessee Titans have to solve that kicking dilemma.
Do we really need to detail how we feel about the kicking game, and how there’s been unneeded anxiety that has surrounded it? Stephen Gostkowski was less than reliable in 2020 (69.2 percent from the field), and as a result, he wasn’t on the roster when camp began.
The Tennessee Titans brought in two kickers to compete for the job (Blake Haubeil and Tucker McCann). At the beginning of August, they claimed Sam Ficken and waived Blake Haubeil, but don’t be surprised if musical chairs continues for this special teams unit. With that being said, the Colts have two kickers on their roster as well, Rodrigo Blakenship and Eddy Pineiro, and depending on who they release (probably Blakenship), the Titans would be wise to consider every option.
In all honesty, all of this attention that’s being paid to the kicking game is worth it. You’ve all watched enough football in your lives to know that NFL games can be won and lost on special teams play. Heck, the most recent Tennessee Titans football season could have taught you that.
That can’t happen during the coming campaign. There are a lot of good teams in the AFC, and one win or an extra loss can mean the difference between playing a playoff game at home or on the road. The Titans have no margin for error, especially when it comes to something that they can clearly control.