Should the Tennessee Titans temper their expectations for Dillon Radunz?
The offensive line for the Tennessee Titans looks strong on paper, but until Monday no one had seen all five starters together at the same time. As a matter of fact, over the last two weeks of games and practices, Tennessee has been playing with as few as one or two starters. Most of the offensive linemen that fans have seen in these preseason games are longshots to make the roster.
Center Ben Jones is the brains of the offensive line and he calls out protections and leads the communication. Unfortunately, he has missed time in camp because this coaching staff (correctly) believes that there is little value in pushing clear starters before the season.
Left tackle and three-time Pro Bowler Taylor Lewan has been recovering from an ACL tear last year and he is doing everything he is asked, but again the coaching staff isn’t rushing him back.
Up-and-coming right guard Nate Davis has missed time as well, and as the clear starter at right guard, you can basically copy and paste the reason why he hasn’t been on the field.
Since the right tackle spot is open for competition, that means that the only starter who has truly been on the field week in and week out is the man who should be a Pro Bowl left guard, Rodger Saffold.
However, the Tennessee Titans finally had everyone available on Monday including all four of those starters as well as the entire group competing for the right tackle spot: Dillon Radunz, Kendall Lamm, Ty Sambrailo, and David Quessenberry.
That yielded an interesting theory…