No more positional battles for Titans?

Jamie Sabau

Why the Titans should know who their starters are.

The Titans were supposed to be having positional battles this preseason, but two games have come and gone and it is pretty clear to me what the Titans need to do.

Cornerback depth chart: Jason McCourty, Alterraun Verner, Coty Sensabaugh.

Tommie Campbell was improved against the Bengals, but Verner continues to show that he is the better player. Verner put himself in good positions, and disrupted the passing game much more than Campbell did despite not having the same level of talent around him. McCourty and Sensabaugh have been locks since training camp started, and their play on the field has put them as the clear frontrunners.

Center depth chart: Rob Turner, Brian Schwenke, Fernando Velasco

Turner is a much better center than anticipated, and after stumbles by Velasco and injuries to Schwenke, Turner will likely get the nod. At this point, the Titans look like they are ready to cut ties with Velasco and they continue to talk up Brian Schwenke so it wouldn't surprise me to see the former Cal Bear take over the backup spot.

Safety depth chart: Michael Griffin, Bernard Pollard, George Wilson

Griffin was terrible in game one, but against Cincy he looked like the only defender on the field that knew what to do. Despite struggles against both the run and the pass, Pollard has been a vocal leader and accrued 30-yards worth of penalties against the offense during the Bengals game. Wilson rounds out the crew as the most talented second-team player, and his ability to cover and play the run should help him earn some looks as a dime defender.

MLB depth chart: Colin McCarthy, Moise Fokou

Fokou has been nothing special at MLB, and if McCarthy can play he should. Even if McCarthy misses his fair share of tackles, he still forces big plays and seems to always be in the right place at the right time. On an underwhelming defense the Titans could use more players like McCarthy and less solid, but unspectacular players like Fokou.

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