Will Mike Vrabel be successful in the Titans?

Titans: from pursuer to hunted

Update (Sept. 5, 2020): Free Agent DE Jadeveon Clowney signs a one-year contract worth $ 12 million with the Titans.

After reaching the AFC Championship Games, the Tennessee Titans will go to the AFC South division as favorites in 2020. A role that Mick Vrabel's team should only have to a limited extent. According to the Bleacher Report, the Titans are among the most overrated teams in the NFL. We think: This team deserves more respect. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill has convinced with strong performances and gives the offense a completely new face. With the 191 cm tall and 112 kg heavy Derrick Henry they have a "monster" in the backfield, leading the league with 1,540 rushing yards. Once it has started rolling, it can hardly be stopped. With Darrynton Evans, in round 3 of the draft (Pick 93) nevertheless strengthened the backfield. Undoubtedly an upgrade over Dion Lewis (currently with the Giants).

Jack Conklin's departure to the Browns hurts, but could hardly be prevented. The offensive tackle received a fat $ 42 million three-year deal. His successor was chosen in this year's draft at position 29: Isaiah Wilson is supposed to compensate for the departure - a difficult but not impossible undertaking in the long term. One thing is clear: The Titans have more than just a successfully established run game.

In the footsteps of Bill Belichick

With wide receiver A. J. Brown, the franchise secured a game changer. 1,052 yards and 8 touchdowns in his rookie season were just the beginning, according to a tweet from HOF wide receiver Chad Johnson: “I expect A.J. an outstanding season with over 1,500 yards ”. If General Manager Jon Robinson has his way, it could be a few less. For this, wide receiver Corey Davis should finally deliver, who is in his last year of contract and has so far owed a lot.

The Defense is compact even without big names. The former first-rounder Jeffery Simmons is starting his second season and is the figurehead in the D-Line. Rashaan Evans has now taken over the lead from veteran Wesly Woodyard as middle linebacker. New to the team is the former defensive end of the Atlanta Falcons, Vic Beasley, who was awarded a $ 9.5 million "prove-it" annual deal. “Vic missed the start of training. He's not yet in the physical shape we want, ”says OC Arthur Smith. In contrast, LB Harold Landry and Kamalei Correa were able to convince in the Titans training camp.

Another day at the office?

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Cornerback Kristan Fulton is considered the "steal" in this year's draft (Pick 61) and should form an aggressive CB duo together with Adoree Jackson. A special plus point of the Titans: the coaching by Mike Vrabel. His long-time mentor Bill Belichick also had to find out in the 2019 playoffs.

Editor's tip: 1st place in the AFC South division