The Tennessee Titans are coming off a 9-7 season that saw the franchise win their first playoff game since January, 2004.
Considering the free agent additions and draft selections the Titans made this off-season, it’s sufficient to say that a division title and deep playoff run is the main goal for the Nashville based franchise in 2018.
There’s a lot to like about the Titans’ roster. They have a great young quarterback in Marcus Mariota, a running back duo in Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis that perfectly complement each other, and a defense that mixes reliable veterans with rising young stars.
So what does general manger Jon Robinson love the most about the team he’s assembled.
Robinson is all about the Titans’ depth, saying “I really like the depth of our football team”. The former New England Patriots director of college scouting added “We’ve got the bulk of the guys back from last year, and we did some really good things last year. We’ve added guys in free agency, who in the first two or three weeks of the off-season programs have really bought in”.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) May 16, 2018
It’s really astonishing just how deep the Titans will be in 2018. Especially on the defensive side of the ball.
Being able to trot out Derrick Morgan or Brian Orakpo to rush the passer, while having rookie Harold Landry in the back pocket, is a luxury for first year head coach Mike Vrabel and his staff. Plus the depth at linebacker, with the addition of Rashaan Evans in the first round of the draft, will be a huge benefit as well. Having Will Compton, as a veteran, to play alongside Evans and Jayon Brown will be instrumental in their development.
Plus there’s the depth the Titans now have in their secondary. Signing Malcom Butler will allow the Titans to shift Logan Ryan to the slot corner position, where he’ll be more effective. Plus the Titans still have last year’s first round pick Adoree’ Jackson, along with LeShaun Sims and Tye Smith.
That’s some impressive depth and it’s easy to see why it excites Robinson.
The Titans could be in for some special seasons, and it’s mostly thanks to the job Jon Robinson has done during his two years in Nashville.
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