We create and put out content on a weekly basis to give you another way to follow and keep up with your team. Our Twitter and article activity has been unbelievable these last couple weeks, and we can’t thank you guys enough. We will continue to give you all a creative, unique, and honest perspective on the Titans.
With that being said, we wanted to hear from you, the fans. We decided to start a mailbag. You ask the questions. We answer them. Follow us on Twitter at @ArmchairTitanUp. Enjoy.
Absolutely. There will always be a hidden gem on any team. I mean, who was Tyreek Hill a year ago? Now, he’s going to a FLEX in every fantasy football league. It depends on what side of the ball we are talking about, so here’s both. On offense, I think Taywan Taylor is going to be a stud. Taylor started all four seasons at Western Kentucky where he put up historic numbers from the slot. Hauling in 253 receptions for 4,234 yards and 41 touchdowns. He’s 15th in the history of college football in yards, pretty good, right? (Corey Davis is first, FYI.) Taylor has a shot to start from day one in the slot with his incredible speed, great hands and the ability to score after the catch. Jayon Brown is a guy who is getting a lot of love right now. I tend to see why. The Titans have lacked at middle linebacker for a long time. Probably since the Keith Bulluck days. Brown will only be a rookie but will see a lot of time on the field. Avery Williamson is the starter with Wesley Woodyard rotating in, but General Manager Jon Robinson is looking for the future, and Brown can be that guy.
If Mariota gets hurt again, what will be the plan going forward into the 2018-2019 season? And will J-Rob be looking to replace him?
— Billy Rutledge (@Rutledge2Billy) July 2, 2017
Real simple: No. Marcus Mariota has had two freak accidents for both his professional seasons to end early, but he’s not injury prone, not yet. We’re two months out until the season, and we’re talking Marcus for “MVP” and “He will be a Top 5 quarterback this season” and “His next contract will be bigger than Derek Carr’s.” I mean, if the majority of the fan base felt this way, then we may have a discussion on this. He’s had 45 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in 27 career games. That’s an absurd stat. Not to mention the 33-0 touchdown to interception ratio in the red zone. Come on now; it’s Marcus. He’s on the cusp of taking over not only the AFC South but the entire league. Robinson has given him the weapons; now it’s on him. Since being here, all he’s done is incredible things. On and off the field. He’s the face of the franchise. Don’t quit on him just yet. Robinson can start to look a solid backup quarterback for when Matt Cassell retires, but that’s at least one more season.
Depth at which position is the biggest concern heading into the 2017 season?
— Mo (@bmo54bmo54) July 2, 2017
Has to be a cornerback, right? Those “Richard Sherman for the 5th pick” people may agree with me. Signing Logan Ryan and drafting Adoree’ Jackson was exactly what the Titans needed this season, but is that enough? Behind them will be: Brice McCain, LeShaun Sims, Demontre Hurt and/or Kalan Reed. Not too confident in that group, are you? It’s going to have to be a team effort for this defense to succeed. The Titans will play a lot of good quarterbacks in a pass happy league this season. Ranked 30th in the NFL in passing defense a season ago, the cornerbacks will have to step it up if the Titans want to be successful.