Tennessee Titans: 4 most disappointing players in first month of 2021

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Here are a couple of disappointments from the Tennessee Titans offense.

Outside of Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill’s herculean effort (the latter has been beaten up and keeps getting up), there hasn’t been much to cheer about when it comes to the Tennessee Titans offense.

Fingers can be pointed at a lot of guys if you want to complain about the ineffectiveness. Still, can anyone think of two bigger disappointments than Taylor Lewan and Julio Jones?

Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Taylor Lewan

Prior to the start of the 2021 NFL season, there were questions about the Titans, but there was one thing that we could hang our hats on, or at least we thought.

The offensive line was supposed to be one of the best in the league and one of the team’s strengths. Taylor Lewan, the man charged with protecting Ryan Tannehill’s blindside, was supposed to be one of the major reasons for that.

Fast forward, and he was embarrassed in the first week of the season, and he missed the second game versus the Seattle Seahawks. He played 100 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 3 and 90 percent in Week 4, but the eyeball test has revealed something to all of us. His best days may now be behind him.

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Tennessee Titans wide receiver Julio Jones

Perhaps we should have known when the Atlanta Falcons didn’t seem to be making any real attempts to hang on to Julio Jones that something was wrong at that point. It appears that Julio, though still immensely talented when available, is never going to be available more often than he isn’t again.

It’s been a wonderful career, but we’re clearly looking at the twilight years of a Hall of Fame career. Jones has 12 receptions, 204 receiving yards, and zero touchdowns on his resume, and he sat out of the last game with an injury. That may prove to be a familiar refrain in 2021.