3 mistakes the Tennessee Titans have to avoid in replacing Nicholas Petit-Frere

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Despite needing to work on some technical issues, Tennessee Titans fans had a good reason to be bullish on Nicholas Petit-Frere because he was a reliable player who played nearly every game as a rookie.

Everything seemed to be on the right track heading into his second season. Not only did he show up to camp with some positive buzz, but he was going to get to spend all of training camp with vice grips on the starting right tackle job.

After being suspended for six games by the NFL for a violation of their gambling policy, it feels like everything that NPF had going for him has gone down the drain.

It was always going to be hard to have instant success with a rebuilt offensive line, but the assumption was that the one constant was going to be NPF who had started 16 games at right tackle last season.

After signing a new left tackle in free agency and drafting a left guard with the 11th pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the left side of the offensive line was supposed to be the side with the most question marks but also with the most upside. That was going to run counter to the reliability of Daniel Brunskill and NPF at right guard and right tackle respectively.

Now the Tennessee Titans must figure out how to avoid making the situation worse as they try to adapt to these new challenges. These are the mistakes that the team has to avoid going forward.