|Kenny Britt already has seven touchdowns. Photo by Andrew Strickert for Total Titans.|
A couple of weeks ago, I penned a piece that endorsed Kenny Britt keeping one of the starting WR spots regardless of whether or not veteran incumbent Justin Gage was healthy.
Kenny justified that opinion and then some with his remarkable performance last weekend against Philadelphia.
This week, we'll examine the conundrum that Jeff Fisher will soon be faced with at one of the starting CB positions.
Jason McCourty is getting closer to returning to the playing field but with rookie Alterraun Verner making big play after big play on a seemingly weekly basis, it's going to be tough to just hand McCourty back his starting job.
One of the things I wrote about during the offseason when I looked how the Titans' offense changed when VY became the starting quarterback was the importance of field position. Given the Titans' success at scoring points despite not putting up many yards of offense, I thought it would be a good idea to update those numbers for this year thus far and see how they compared.
Led by a sensational, 7-catch, 225 yard, 3-touchdown performance by WR Kenny Britt, the Tennessee Titans overcame a second half deficit in their 37-19 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
Benched for the majority of the first half due to his off-the-field behavior, an apparently motivated Kenny Britt became a one-man wrecking crew as he repeatedly dominated helpless Eagle defenders on several big passing plays.
Additional thoughts on today's Titans' victory...after the jump.
The list of inactives is out for today's game, and includes the following names
DT Brodrick Bunkley, LB Keenan Clayton, LB Clay Harbor, RB James Harrison, WR DeSean Jackson, CB Trevard Lindley, OT Jason Peters, QB Michael Vick (#3 QB)
DT Tony Brown, LB Rennie Curran, G Ryan Durand, WR Justin Gage, S Robert Johnson, T/G Troy Kropog, CB Jason McCourty, QB Rusty Smith (#3 QB)
With Vick as the #3 QB, Mike Kafka will be backing up Kevin Kolb. Jason Avant gets the start at wide receiver in place of Jackson. King Dunlap should start at left tackle once again. For the Titans, Tony Brown seems to have fallen on the wrong edge of the line, so Amon Gordon returns to the lineup. Verner gets another start in place of McCourty, and I'd expect to see the Eagles test his deep speed. Collins gets the start for VY, just as I'd expected he would all week, but VY is healthy enough they're keeping Rusty as QB3. Damian Williams also gets the start with Britt being punished for his gross stupidity.
The key to today's game in my mind is the key to Kevin Kolb. There are really two issues here: first, are the Eagles able to protect him, or are the Titans able to force him to make unplanned quick decisions. Second, he had a good game last week against the Falcons because he was able to throw with anticipation against the Falcons' predictable coverages. I'd expect the Titans to be harder to read than the Falcons were, and Kolb will have to make throws he wasn't making before last week. The things to watch for here are, first, how much 3-step passing do the Eagles do, and do they start the game with it or switch to it out of necessity, and second, how much work does RB LeSean McCoy get in the short passing game.
Feel free to leave your comments here during today's game. I'll probably be chiming in occasionally on twitter, so feel free to follow me there.
During the first installment of this week's question and answer exchange, Total Titans answered the questions posed by Eagles Eye in preparation for Sunday's Tennessee Titans/Philadelphia Eagles interconference matchup.
In this installment, we have the second and final part of the Q&A, with Thomas Jackson of Eagles Eye answering the inquiries provided by the faithful readers of Total Titans.
Up next...part II of the Q&A exchange.