Tennessee Titans top areas of concern ahead of Week 2 versus Seahawks

Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool)
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Taylor Lewan #77, Tennessee Titans
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The Tennessee Titans offensive line needs to be fixed.

One of the Titans’ main strengths is known to be a good offensive line, but that wasn’t the case in the season opener.  We do not need any more reminders of how bad this unit was. They gave up six sacks, and the main culprit here is none other than Taylor Lewan.

It was just an ugly afternoon for the veteran left tackle. He’s owned up to that. There’s a good chance that he was still shaking off the rust after an ACL injury that ended his 2020 season in the fifth game, but even if that was the reason, it is still going to take time for him to return to himself.

David Quessenberry didn’t look particularly bad at right tackle, but can you say with confidence that he played that well? Not really.

The offensive line could be a struggle for at least a few more weeks, which is why it might be a wise idea to focus on short passes and getting the ball out of Tannehill’s hands quickly. There’s plenty of reason to have faith in offensive line coach Keith Carter to eventually fix these problems, but it is going to take some time. The thought of playing with a flawed offensive line for any period of time is one that shouldn’t sit well with anybody.