In his absence, youngsters such as Damian Williams and Lavelle Hawkins have been asked to pick up the slack. As Tom's recent post indicates, their production so far could certainly use some improvement.
If Williams and Hawkins aren't up to the task, there's a talented WR who has been placed on the trading block that the Tennessee Titans could be interested in acquiring.
His name, you ask? Denver's Brandon Lloyd, who according to reports, could be acquired for a 3rd-to-5th round draft pick.
I've watched Lloyd over the years, and one of his attributes that has stood out the most is his penchant for making some excellent catches. He's as acrobatic as they come at the WR position, possessing the ability to come up with some sensational Youtube worthy grabs.
In terms of his production, he was a bit of a disappointment up until 2010, when he exploded for 77 catches, 1,448 yards and 11 touchdowns. His solid 2010 campaign also consisted of a stellar showing against the Tennessee Titans, as he reeled in 11 grabs for 115 yards in Denver's victory over Tennessee last year.
Lloyd would be a solid fit in Tennessee, playing alongside Nate Washington as a starting wideout. Don't get me wrong: I'm all for seeing what youngsters such as Williams and Hawkins can do when given the opportunity...however, if they can't step up, the team has to find someone who is capable of doing so.
Despite early indications that 2011 could be a rebuilding year, that all changed after Week 2's unforgettable, out-of-nowhere victory over the Ravens. Sitting at 3-2 and tied for first place in a Peyton Manning-less AFC South, there's a solid opportunity for the team to emerge as a division winner in 2011.
With the team competing for a possible division crown, why not take a flier on a wide receiver who just a year ago, caught over 70 passes while attaining almost 1,500 receiving yards?
Any thoughts? Should the Titans make a move to pick up Brandon Lloyd? Feel free to discuss in the space below.