Following up on the prior post on the guards, we conclude the offensive side of our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we approach the 2013 regular season with a look at the centers.
While the Titans will have two new starters at guard, we know who those men will be barring injury and other unexpected things happening. The man manning the pivot position, though, is a question that at least has the potential of, well, pivoting in a different direction. The likeliest result, at least in my eyes, is the Titans will in fact have continuity at the center position from 2012 to 2013, but 2014 will bring a new starter at the position in the body of the man drafted this offseason.
The returning starter is of course Fernando Velasco. Forced into the lineup when incumbent starter Eugene Amano tore his triceps last training camp, he played every snap save one, most of it in the middle of the offensive line but also a bit at left guard as part of the injury-created late-season shuffling. As Andrew noted in last preseason's analysis, Velasco always stood out as being better than the annual parade of camp bodies, but it was never clear if he was good enough to be a reliable starter. My evaluation of his play in the offseason positional analysis was equivocal.no comments