Tennessee Titans wide receiver Taywan Taylor had a rough night against the Philadelphia Eagles in week one of preseason action.

Taylor dropped a deep pass from Ryan Tannehill that would’ve resulted in a touchdown.

After the Titans’ 27-10 win, Taylor told reporters that he knows he has to make that catch.

Tannehill, to his credit, took the blame for the dropped pass (which was slightly under thrown).

Regardless of who’s to blame, that’s a drop that can’t happen during the regular season. And Taylor knows it.

On Sunday, the third year wide receiver rebounded quite well at practice, hauling in a 40 yard touchdown pass from Tannehill.

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel noticed Taylor’s sense of urgency after the Eagles game and complimented the former third round pick on Sunday.

There were a lot of folks on social media calling for Taylor to be cut after his multiple drops against the Eagles.

I think that’s a bit of an overreaction for a player with his kind of raw talent.

Does Taylor need to take the next step?

Absolutely.

Should he be nervous about his roster spot?

Probably.

While I don’t think he’s in danger of being cut anytime soon, this is the NFL — someone is always gunning for your spot.

Taylor gets it. And he’s putting in the work to get better. In fact, he stayed late at practice on Sunday to get in some extra work.

I don’t know what the future holds for Taylor. I don’t know if it’ll ever fully “click” for him.

But I think it’s clear that he’s doing everything he can to get better. Maybe the extra work will pay off. If it does, then the Titans will have a hell of an offensive weapon, because the raw talent is there for him to be a stud wide receiver.

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