Tennessee Titans to watch on offense and defense versus Tampa Bay

Feleipe Franks #15, Atlanta Falcons, Wyatt Ray #57, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Feleipe Franks #15, Atlanta Falcons, Wyatt Ray #57, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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Matt Barkley #14, Tennessee Titans
Matt Barkley #14, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY image pool) /

Tennessee Titans to watch on offense

Matt Barkley/Logan Woodside, quarterbacks:

With questions circulating about whether or not the Tennessee Titans will even keep three quarterbacks, every offensive snap takes on immense importance for both Matt Barkley and Logan Woodside.

Their quarterback duel (it sounds crazy to say that as they’re teammates) wound up as a draw in Week 1 of the preseason, unless you’re factoring in the level of competition that both of them saw on the defensive side of the ball. The battle for the QB2 role continues versus stiffer competition via a deep Buccaneers team.

Brian Hill, running back:

Dare we say that Brian Hill, a man that a lot of people have making this team, was outplayed by Mekhi Sargent, an undrafted guy that hasn’t received the fanfare, in Tennessee’s game versus the Atlanta Falcons? We dare and we do! Don’t hand the roster spot to Brian Hill yet.

Chester Rogers/Cam Batson, wide receivers:

Both of these guys are being seen as bubble guys in some circles, but they have absolutely made the most out of every opportunity that they’ve been given. Versus Atlanta, Rogers notched a 57-yard return to set up a score. Batson hauled in a touchdown reception.

What will they do for encores? We won’t have to wait much longer to find out.

Dez Fitzpatrick, wide receiver:

A fourth-round draft choice who will probably be given a roster spot by default, Dez Fitzpatrick entered the first preseason game much later than most thought and was never targeted. He isn’t staring up at Rogers and Batson on the depth chart, is he?

You never know. He needs a bounceback game in Week 2 of the preseason.