By: Brendan Smart (@Bsmart21)
Take a trip with me, back to training camp, and the questions swirling around this team. How many wins will they get? Will they even improve? Derrick Henry should start at running back, right? How we were all wrong, this team is competing for a playoff spot and the Titans beat the defending Super Bowl Champions on Sunday.
Two wins, that's who the Titans were in 2015, mediocre players starting, but the centerpiece in place. A year later, the Titans are playing in meaningful December games, and are not disappointing. Following being named AFC Offensive Player of the Month, Quarterback Marcus Mariota followed the bye week up with one of his worst games ever, but “we scored enough to win” Mariota said following Sundays game. Mariota was 8/20 for 80 yards, but the defense held the Denver Broncos from a huge comeback in the second half.
By: Brendan Smart (@BSmart21)
A lot of criticism heading into the 2016-2017 season for the Tennessee Titans. Why bring back head coach Mike Mularkey? Is smashmouth offense right for second year quarterback Marcus Mariota? Why is Demarco Murray starting over rookie running back Derrick Henry?
Mularkey has shut down all criticism and questions pointed in his direction. With the Titans sitting second in the AFC South, who cares how the Titans finish? The Titans, the players, and coaches do. Heading into their bye week following a big win on the road in Chicago, they've set themselves up to be tied for first with a Houston Texans loss in Green Bay Sunday.
By: Brendan Smart (@ BSmart21)
I sat down following the Tennessee Titans big win against the Green Bay Packers to analyze the chances the Titans have at making it to the playoffs.