Tennessee Titans standouts, duds following comeback win over Seahawks

Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports)
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A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans
A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Imagn Images photo pool) /

Here are a couple of Tennessee Titans that have to be better next week.

It wasn’t all good for the Tennessee Titans. That would explain the final score, Seattle’s 30-point outburst, and the need for a come-from-behind victory. We got the result that we wanted, but some things have to turn for this team, and it has to happen soon.

A.J. Brown, wide receiver

Here’s one that we know won’t be on the duds list for long. A.J. Brown had an off-day, very uncharacteristic, and his bounceback can be expected as early as next week.

Over the time that we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know this young man, he’s given us no reason to believe that an off-day will affect his next game. He’ll be fine, but after a three catches for 43 yards performance, one in which he had four drops, he has to be on the duds list.

Shane Bowen, defensive coordinator

Bad performances fall on the shoulders of the players and their coaches, and this Tennessee Titans defense, despite its improvements, continues to be a liability. This unit has to be better. Shane Bowen has to be better. The offense can’t be asked to bail this team out with Herculean efforts every week.

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Okay, let’s talk about the penalties!

This isn’t so much a conversation about any one player as it is a discussion about this team’s discipline as a whole. After tallying seven penalties for 57 yards versus the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1, the Tennessee Titans were less disciplined in Week 2.

Ten penalties for 100 yards? That can’t happen, and if it continues to happen, this team won’t beat very many good teams consistently.