The Tennessee Titans are banking on second year receiver Taywan Taylor taking a big leap forward in 2018. The former Hilltopper struggled to consistently find the field last year http://www.titansauthorizedshops.com/authentic-brett-kern-jersey , but appears set for a big role with a new staff in place. Taylor showed us why in the early portions of today’s joint practice with the Buccaneers. First, Taylor won a deep ball by breaking off his route and leaping back over a defender for the grab. There aren’t many questions about his speed and ability to get deep, but it’s good to see him pull in a contested ball like this. Here you see Taylor working in the intermediate and coming away with another win.And finally you see him winning on a slant route after selling the go route. To be fair, the defensive backs are setup to fail in these one on one situations. However, Taylor did what he was supposed to do. We probably unfairly pigeonholed him as just a slot guy last season. He’s been handling outside work with success so far in camp. It’s even been speculated that he could be the Titans’ version of Sammy Watkins Tajae Sharpe Jersey , which could prove to be valuable to other receivers on the team working in the intermediate.
Having that speed element is something the Titans haven’t had in some time. Hopefully Taylor continues his progress and becomes a consistent winner downfield for Marcus Mariota. The Titans have to fix the offense, and soon. A big way to improve the offense would be getting the run game going, that’s a very broad statement that is certainly obvious. Getting Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis going would allow Marcus to make easier reads in the pass game as well. I think if the Titans were to go to more 11 personnel, they’d invite less bodies in the box to block, and those bodies would be CBs and Safeties instead of LBs and DL. Also Authentic Ryan Succop Jersey , I’ve been critical of Rashaan Evans, but he looked MUCH better on Sunday. Not perfect, but I don’t expect him to be. Thankfully Woodyard will be back on Sunday, else Bates would be covering Gordon on 3rd down, and that’s a recipe for disaster. Bates is an EXCELLENT special teams player Youth Quinton Spain Jersey , but it’s best when he’s not on the field in coverage situations. Marcus was the 2nd worst graded QB on Sunday. These things are going to happen when you get sacked 11 times more than you score.