The Titans were very competitive despite the loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and there are definitely some positives to take away with the negatives.
Stock Up: Jurrell Casey
Casey made history as the first Titans in the last two decades to rack up double digit sacks. Any time you can be in any stat that Ray Childress is a part of then you know you are doing something right. Casey is deceptively quick, and his ability to find holes in the offensive line is special.
It is clear that Casey and Verner are the pieces that the Titans need to build around on defense. If the Titans can make space on the books, those would be amazing moves to make early in the offseason.
Stock Up: Coty Sensabaugh
Sensabaugh drew a tough match for most of the day, lining up primarily against Larry Fitzgerald. Despite this, he was always in tight coverage and it looks like the Titans have at least two great, young cornerbacks to build around for the future.
Stock Down: Akeem Ayers and Zach Brown
Where were these guys? I saw Ayers on the field, but in a game where the Titans needed defenders to step up, they were nowhere to be found. In a year where the whole team will be reevaluated, it would be dangerous to disappear late in the year.
Stock Down: Patrick Bailey
What are you doing! The Titans special teams captain made one of the most boneheaded special teams mistakes since Darius Reynaud. Fair catch, move out of the way, do anything but JUMP to catch a punt. If he doesn't know that, maybe the Titans need to bring back Tim Shaw.