Sunday, August 18, 2013

2013 NFL Team Previews: Tennessee Titans

Key Additions

QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, RB Shonn Greene, RB Jalen Parmele, WR Kevin Walter, TE Delanie Walker, OT Barry Richardson, G Andy Levitre, G Chris Spencer, C Rob Turner, DT Sammie Lee Hill, S Bernard Pollard, S George Wilson, G Chance Warmack (draft), WR Justin Hunter (draft), CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson(draft), OLB Zaviar Gooden (draft), C/G Brian Schwenke (draft), DE Lavar Edwards (draft)

Key Losses

QB Matt Hasselbeck, RB Javon Ringer, RB Jamie Harper, TE Jared Cook, G Steve Hutchinson, G Leroy Harris, C Eugene Amano, DE/DT Jarius Wynn, DT Sen'Derrick Marks, OLB Gerald McRath, OLB Will Witherspoon, ILB Zac Diles, CB Ryan Mouton, S Jordan Babineaux

Team Analysis

Other team got much more publicity, but the Titans also had an amazing free agency period. They finally found a solid #2 option to CJ2K in Greene, got one of the best linemen in the game from  Buffalo, and picked up to solid short-term safeties in Wilson and Pollard. They will need to be replaced within a few years, but they should have a few good years left in them. They followed it up with a very solid draft. The offensive line is now one of the best in the game and Chris Johnson has no  more excuses if he under-preforms yet again. Unfortunately, the last missing piece in Tennessee's puzzle is the quarterback position. Jake Locker was overdrafted as a rookie, and has not lived up to his billing. This season is Locker's last chance to prove he is a franchise quarterback. If he makes some miraculous step forward, then the Titans could potentially compete for a playoff spot. However, I just don't see that happening. If Tennessee is drafting in the first half of next years' draft, I'd be surprised to see them stick with Locker for another year. It's a make or break year for him.

Projected Wins


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