A couple of weeks ago Andrew began a series of articles about expectations for Chris Johnson going forward. The articles got me thinking, so I decided to run a regression using the data he posted regarding the NFL rushing title winners dating back to 1978.
There were several disappointments for a Tennessee Titans' defense that struggled for the most part in 2009. However, the poor performance that stood out the most was the baffling fall from grace experienced by former Pro Bowl safety Michael Griffin.
Coming off a trip to the Pro Bowl and a superb second season in the league, Griffin was often the target of opposing quarterbacks last year due to constantly falling for play-action fakes. "Griff" went from being perhaps the team's best defensive playmaker to being on the receiving end of several big plays made by opposing offenses.
Will Griffin return to his previous Pro Bowl-caliber form in 2010?
Recently, I penned a piece that pondered the following question: What's in store for Jared Cook in 2010? After failing to live up to the hype surrounding the athletic phenom, the article took a look at the prospects of Cook turning things around in his 2nd NFL season.
Of course, Cook isn't the only up-and-coming TE on the proverbial hot seat this year.
Today, we'll continue the theme of young tight ends needing to step up by examining the prospects of 3rd year TE Craig Stevens in 2010.