Happy Easter! It’s a glorious Sunday morning and a perfect day for the first edition of the AtoZ Sports Tennessee Titans mailbag.
Followers of Tennessee Sports on Instagram submitted various questions regarding the Tennessee Titans. Let’s dive into them.
Nic_stevens6448 asks: Are the Titans more likely to pick a Tackle in the first three rounds or sign one?
Thank you for your question, Nic. I do think it’s slightly more likely they pick one in the first round. At this point, if the Tennessee Titans want to find a quality starting tackle, they’ll either have to go with an aging one in the free agency pool or draft one. I feel they should prioritize receiver or defensive back in the first three rounds, but there are some good tackles they can consider, and I wouldn’t be upset if the Titans went that route. If I am the GM, I want a long-term answer at tackle rather than an aging one in free agency.
Ianwjones asks: Do the Titans have the best all-time running back trio of Eddie George, Derrick Henry, and Chris Johnson in NFL History?
It’s crazy how often the Tennessee Titans organization has been able to find quality running backs. You also left out Earl Campbell in this elite group. Off the top of my head, the only other organization I can think of that has had the same amount of quality running backs, if not more, is the Rams organization with the likes of Marshall Faulk, Todd Gurley, and Eric Dickerson. But yes, the Titans have to be in consideration when talking about a great set of running backs throughout history.
Jacobtr_615 asks: If you could have any former Titans player in their prime on the team right now, who would it be?
With the current team needs, I have to go to Jevon Kearse. He could come in and help elevate this Titans defense single-handedly. Cortland Finnegan isn’t a bad option as well since the Titans have Bud Dupree now, but a pass rush consisting of Bud Dupree and Jevon Kearse would be scary.
Bddankles asks: Do you think Ryan Tannehill can lead the Titans to a Super Bowl?
Ryan Tannehill put up 3,819 passing yards and 33 touchdowns while having the league leader in carries and yards at running back. He barely turned the ball over and was insanely efficient. Not only did he do that in 2020, but 2020 was a continuation of his play from 2019. If Tannehill and company had a better defense in 2020, the Tennessee Titans would have been dancing with the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay. The question is no longer can Tannehill lead them, but will the defense allow them to get there.
Trevonwells asks: Do you think the Titans have a legit title shot?
This offseason has been pretty scary with the loss of a handful of starters. But, I think Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel have a clear plan in mind. The x-factors that will make a difference is: Is Shane Bowen the right man for the job? Can Bud Dupree help produce a pass rush? Can the offense come somewhat close to 2020’s production? If any of those answers are no, then the Tennessee Titans’ title chances will drop drastically in 2021.
That’s a wrap for the first mailbag. It’s April now, so we are in the countdown to game day for General Manager Jon Robinson.
The Tennessee Titans need to nail the draft. If they do, the AFC South should be theirs to lose.
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