Tennessee Titans: Better Offensive Line, Better NFL Season

By Taylor Sturm
Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans are a team that is known for their defense. However, this season, they should be solid on both sides of the ball and make a run to the NFL Playoffs.

Two seasons ago, many were attacking Chris Johnson because he was having a down season after a year where he ran for more than 2,000 yards, as if Johnson did that all by himself. Then, last season many were attacking Jake Locker for his mediocre performance at quarterback even though he had very little experience at the position and players that were either injured or not experienced in the NFL. What did both of these players have in common? Their play was affected by poor offensive line play.

This season the Titans have added a number of talented offensive linemen to their roster. Their first round draft pick, Chance Warmack, will definitely start once the season begins. They signed an extremely talented lineman in Andy Levitre from the Buffalo Bills who will make an immediate impact for the team. They also signed Rob Turner to boost offensive line depth.

Tennessee’s offense woes have not been the fault of their quarterbacks or running backs; it has been due to the poor play of their offensive line (injuries included). Now that the Titans have a very good offensive line with a little bit of depth, expect their play to improve drastically. Tennessee should not only be competing for a playoff spot this season, but be competing in the AFC South as well.

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