Next up on our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position is a look at the wide receiver position.
When I addressed the receivers back in February, I noted the Titans had all seven of their top receivers under contract and queried how much change we would see from a position group that, while disappointing in 2012, could be good. Beyond the usual assortment of mucking at the bottom of the depth chart, the Titans made two roster moves that affected the top seven this offseason. That changes things to some degree, but just how much? And what should we expect from the six of the seven who remain?
The biggest X-factor at the position, as it has been the past three seasons, is of course Kenny Britt. He was awesome in a small sample size in 2011. He was the key to the efficient, low-volume deep passing game that helped the Titans be surprisingly successful the first half of 2010. When he was injured in 2010, the offense wasn't nearly as good without him. His 2011 performance came in a small sample size because he blew up his knee. His 2012 season was awful by Football Outsiders numbers as he looked nothing like the old Kenny Britt, not moving as well and clearly not used to playing football. Reports on his physical conditioning have been uniformly positive, and an offseason basketball game told him he was back to where he was before 2011's torn ACL. Now it's a question of staying healthy and learning the new offense, a task Dowell Loggains simplified for him by letting him learn solely the X position while every other receiver is learning every position.no comments