Tennessee Titans: End of Week Notes/Links
There’s only so much news and analysis that we can disseminate to the readers on TitanSized. There are always noteworthy tidbits/nuggets of information about the Titans that don’t make it into our posts but should be noted. This is why we try to bring those bits of information at the end of the week in this article.
Here’s what you may have missed.
- The Titans can acknowledge it: this is a BIG game on Sunday
- Sixth time’s the charm?
- Perrish Cox is gone, but the alternatives aren’t great
- Tajae Sharpe is the man
- Take a trip down memory lane
- At least we’re not the Jaguars
- This team could legitimately make franchise history
- Well, Jon Robinson nailed his first career first round
I’m not one to predict the future, but if the Titans don’t beat the Denver Broncos then I have hard time seeing them make the playoffs. They more than likely need to win three out of the final four games to win the division, and the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead doesn’t look promising. This is the sixth time the Titans are at .500 this season, but they haven’t been able to get over that hump all season. Let’s hope they can get off that schneid.
Valentino Blake and Brice McCain are the options to start in place of the artist formerly known as Perrish Cox. McCain has improved as the season has gone on, but he’s done so as a slot corner. He doesn’t have prototypical size for a boundary cornerback and neither does Blake, who has struggled throughout his career at that position. I’d rather they give LeShaun Sims or Kalan Reed a chance, but my dreams will have to be put on hold for now.
Honestly, I hated the Jack Conklin pick when it happened. I loved that Robinson had traded down and stockpiled picks and didn’t necessarily agree with trading back up and giving up a valuable second round pick. But I was okay with it because I figured he was trading up to pick Laremy Tunsil, who was the consensus best tackle in the draft. When he took Conklin, I was upset because Tunsil had incredible potential. But drafting Conklin has worked out great so far, and it’s signaled a change in the direction of the personality of this organization. Robinson prioritized upstanding gentlemen with massive college production in the draft, and it has panned out nicely.
Whatever happens over these final four games, this organization is heading in the right direction. The offense is on pace to be the best in franchise history. While the defense needs work, this team might have the brightest future in the entire division. Robinson and even Mike Mularkey have changed the attitude and confidence that this team possesses, and we’ve already seen the results on the field.