Tennessee Titans wide receiver Dez Fitzpatrick
Umm okay, what has happened here exactly? This one’s a head-scratcher. Typically, guys that perform well in practice perform well in the preseason.
Dez Fitzpatrick hasn’t gotten off to a slow start though. He got in the Tennessee Titans’ first preseason game much later than many of us were expecting. The result was zero targets and zero catches. Meanwhile, 11 other Titans caught at least one pass.
There’s no reason to panic here. Some guys are late-bloomers. Some guys need a little time to hit their stride, especially at the wide receiver position. If you’ll remember Corey Davis wasn’t really setting the world on fire at first either. He turned out okay.
We live in a microwave society. People want that immediate gratification and those immediate results in everything, including football. Everyone has a tendency to recognize that quarterbacks need time to develop, but they tend to shy away from the recognition that other players need to be developed as well.
Dez Fitzpatrick will be fine. He’s going to make this roster, but maybe he was a fourth-round draft choice for a reason. Take a deep breath. Nobody panic. This guy is going to be good for a long time once he hits his stride.