Tennessee Titans schedule provides challenges
The Tennessee Titans schedule was announced on Tuesday with the rest of the NFL. As of right now we do not know who will be playing QB for the Titans this coming season, but we do know they will face off against quite a few good ones.
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The Titans have drawn the NFC South this year which means they will face off with Cam Newton, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan and most likely Jameis Winston. Indianapolis is also in their division so they get the bad luck of playing Andrew Luck twice a year. They also play against rising star Ryan Tannehill and soon to be Hall-of-Famer Tom Brady. That’s half of their season against stud quarterbacks. As I mentioned earlier, as of now, we are still not sure who will be under center for the Titans this year.
The Titans also will play their first two games on the road against Tampa Bay and Cleveland. While these are winnable games, they are still road games for a team that will be looking for their identity early in the season with a new defensive coordinator and possibly a new signal caller under center. They also have to close out the year on the road in 3 of their last 4, including at the Jets, Patriots and Week 17 at the Colts. Tennessee also has the misfortune of having their bye week when no NFL team wants it…Week 4. After playing their first 2 games on the road, the Titans do have their next 4 games at home. This is good and bad. It’s good in the sense that they can get some momentum in front the home crowd and through 6 games have a good shot at being over .500. The bad is that they will have played half of their home games through the first 6 and have to finish out the season really heavy with road games.
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With a schedule like this, I would agree that having a veteran Pro Bowl quarterback would help tremendously. Will the schedule help sway the Titans to get a deal done with San Diego for Philip Rivers? As of now, 6 days before the draft, the trade talks between Tennessee and San Diego are still a possibility, but then again so are a lot of scenarios approaching the draft. The latest talk coming from San Diego and GM Tom Telesco is that there have been no talks with Tennessee and the intent is for Philip Rivers to be the Chargers QB this year.
So if not Rivers, who will be under center to start the 2015-2016 campaign for the Titans? It is in the air right now as much as any team in the NFL as to who will be playing QB to start the season. You have the possibility of the Rivers trade, they could stick with Mettenberger and develop him, they could draft Mariota and go with him or have an open competition between Mettenberger and Mariota. They could also smack one out of LP Field that none of us saw coming and somehow get Jamies Winston or pull off a trade for another veteran QB. Two things I know for sure about the Titans future…
- You have to address your QB situation and be certain about who you are going to start next season by May 1st.
- With a schedule like this, you need to get a lot better really soon.
Sept. 13th- @Tampa Bay
Sept. 20th- @Cleveland
Sept. 27th- Indianapolis
Oct. 11th- Buffalo
Oct. 18th- Miami
Oct. 25th- Atlanta
Nov. 1st- @Houston
Nov. 8th- @New Orleans
Nov. 15th- Carolina
Nov. 19th- @Jacksonville
Nov. 29th- Oakland
Dec. 6th- Jacksonville
Dec. 13th- @New York Jets
Dec. 20th- @New England
Dec. 27th- Houston
Jan. 3rd- @Indianapolis
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