The Jacksonville was almost as bad as Tennessee against the pass last year. They gave up 250 yards per game through the air. They made a couple of additions to their secondary in free agency, adding safety Dawan Landry and corner back Drew Coleman, but neither look to be a huge upgrade to their pass defense.
They also had problems with their pass rush last year, as Alfie mentioned on MCM Radio Wednesday night. They were 30th in the league last year with only 26 sacks.
This is going to be a good chance for Matt Hasselbeck to get off on the right foot as a Titan. He has all of his weapons healthy and at his disposal. Some things should be open down the field. Look for him to do his best to get both Kenny Britt and Jared Cook involved in this game early and often.
There is no doubt the Jags will come out geared up to stop Chris Johnson, so this could be one of those games where they try to throw the ball a lot early to open up some running lanes for CJ. I am also giddy about the thought of seeing Johnson catch a screen pass. It is something that was missing from the offense under Mike Heimerdinger, but Chris Palmer has featured it in the preseason. The thought of CJ catching the ball with a couple of offensive lineman out in front of him should get you excited.