It's no secret that the Titans really don't have a prototypical #1 WR on their roster.....probably nobody who will rack up 1300 yards receiving. Not this year, at least.However, looking over the current roster, I see several players who could easily land in the 400-600 yard range or better. In fact, from what we've seen thus far, I think it's entirely possible that we could end up with four or five guys with 400+ yards receiving....possibly even six, if one of the rookies steps up.That may not sound too impressive at first, but consider this: last year, the Jaguars were hardly known as a dominant passing team, but they did an excellent job of distributing the ball....four WR's with 400+ yards receiving. In fact, only two teams did a better job of spreading it around....the Eagles and Chargers, both of whom had five 400-yard receivers.Here's the real kicker: all three teams ranked in the league's top ten offenses (Eagles #2, Chargers #4, Jags #10)....and none of them had a 1000-yard receiver, or even a prototypical #1-type WR.So what on earth makes me think the Titans could potentially match this feat?Simple: While most QB's rely heavily on two or three guys for the bulk of their production, Vince Young has demonstrated a remarkable knack for spreading the ball around. Even when he was struggling badly, he still found a way to get everyone involved in the gameplan.Looking back over the games from this year, I was struck by the sheer number of receivers who caught passes in each game. In a typical game, Vince would hit six different receivers, sometimes seven...never less than five. What makes this truly remarkable is the fact that he rarely had 20 completions in a game, but the completions were almost always distributed throughout the entire group of receivers. The most remarkable example was the week 13 matchup against the Colts....with only 15 completions on the day, Vince completed passes to ten different receivers. Crazy.
Yep....I think things are gonna work out just fine.
It's no secret that the Titans really don't have a prototypical #1 WR on their roster.....probably nobody who will rack up 1300 yards receiving. Not this year, at least.
1300 yards? That is quite a benchmark. Most WRs never get that many yards. Only 4 WRs in the league got past 1300 yards last year. Chad Johnson, Marvin Harrison, Reggie Waynes, and Roy Williams. Only the best of the best get near that mark on a consistent basis.
I agree that it may not sound impressive, but it would be a very good thing for our team because you cannot focus on shutting down just one or two players as in most offenses.
Good post, nine. If Young can spread the ball around, we will have an offense that will be difficult to defend. Guys like Scaife and Troupe coming off the line of scrimmage will occupy LBs. There will be a lot of single coverage, then factor in Young's running threat and that will freeze some Dbacks as well. It's all about moving the chains. Vince may never have Marino or Elway numbers but he doesn't have to. The running game is the key the way I see it.
Finally a thread where everyone is positive and can see the potential the Titans have as a TEAM. I have always thought you should look at the positives before you look at the negatives.If you ask me, our receiving core looks a lot like the Patriots when they were winning 3 out of 4 Super Bowls. Did they have one dominating receiver who Brady would go to all of the time? No.He would spread the ball around, hit whoever was open.Hey sounds good to me.
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