Tennessee Titans 2010-2011 Season Preview

A Look Back – After losing six games by a huge margin and really being a non-competitive team, the Tennessee Titans made a huge change in their philosophy by benching QB Kerry Collins and turning to QB Vince Young. Young led the team to wins in eight of its final ten games and nearly all the way back to the playoffs. With Young the undisputed starter for this year’s team, hopes are high in Tennessee.

Key Addition – DE Derrick Morgan – Morgan was a great value pick for the Titans at #15 overall in this year’s NFL Draft. He will add to a pass rush that was woeful at times over the course of the last season. Without DE Kyle Vanden Bosch coming off the corner, Morgan is going to expected to immediately step into training camp and into a starting role.

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Key Loss – DE Kyle Vanden Bosch – Vanden Bosch came over from the Arizona Cardinals in 2005, and he immediately became a hero for the Tennessee pass rush. He racked up a dozen sacks in two of the L/5 seasons and has accounted for 38.5 sacks in that time. Vanden Bosch is now playing with the Detroit Lions after leaving via free agency. Replacing him in the lineup is going to be difficult, but Morgan should be able to step in and at least somewhat fill the void.

2010 Will Be a Success if… – Young just continues to win games. It usually isn’t all that pretty when Young is under center, as his completion percentage is relatively low for a starting quarterback, and his TD/INT ratio is never all that impressive. However, there seems to be a point in every game where VY looks invincible, whether it be with a fantastic run or a ball on a rope. If that magic that we all grew to love at the University of Texas doesn’t disappear, the Titans will be fine.

The Crucial Game – A Monday Night Football game at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on October 18th will be key. The eyes of the entire NFL betting world will be on the Titans and Jags that night, and the winner of that game will probably have the inside track towards the postseason in the crowded AFC South.

Predictions – The Tennessee Titans aren’t going to sneak up on anyone this year, especially after watching RB Chris Johnson run for 2,006 yards last year. The schedule is difficult all season long, which could ultimately catch up with them. Tennessee is probably going to be a borderline playoff team once again, but for the second straight season, we don’t see this squad ultimately making the second season. The Titans season wins total is 8.5.

2010 Tennessee Titans Regular Season Schedule

9/12 vs. OAK
9/19 vs. PIT
9/26 @ NYG
10/3 vs. DEN
10/10 @ DAL
10/18 @ JAC
10/24 vs. PHI
10/31 @ SD
Bye
11/14 @ MIA
11/21 vs. WAS
11/28 @ HOU
12/5 vs. JAC
12/9 vs. IND
12/19 vs. HOU
12/26 @ KC
1/2 @ IND

 

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