The fans of the Tennessee Titans have a lot to complain about this year, but maybe they are being too hard on Ruston Webster. The latest incident of Webster's moves turning out better than fans think, is Chance Warmack's emergence as a pretty good right guard.
Right now, Chance Warmack has graded out as a positive player 14 times in his two year career, but six of those have come in the past six weeks. Warmack is finally showing that for all of his flaws in his first year and a half, he might still have that potential to be a top guard in this league.
Currently, Warmack is the fourth highest rated guard in the NFL over his stretch of improved games, but there is another significant trend that has emerged. Warmack's six game stretch of positive grades, is tied for his longest streak of any kind, matching a six-game stretch of negative games earlier this year. If Warmack can grade out positively against the Colts this week, he will head into the offseason with his a full head of steam.
Kudos needs to go to Bob Bostad, who really has been given a tough assignment this year. Michael Roos was heading for another great year before injury, Chance Warmack has developed into a good player, and Taylor Lewan has developed into a very good LT. Other than those three players, what sort of potential has he really had to work with? No one can say that they thought the other lineman (Brian Schwenke, Andy Levitre, Michael Oher) were expected to come in and be any good, they have never shown that type of ability.
All in all, Warmack needs to get some credit for turning his game around during a lost season, but this growth isn't on him alone. Bob Bostad needs to get some credit, and suddenly another of Webster's percieved misses actually is a low-key success. In the past two years he has brought in Chance Warmack, Delanie Walker, Damion Stafford, Taylor Lewan, Bishop Sankey, Avery Williamson, and Zach Mettenberger. Not to mention players like Justin Hunter, Daquan Jones, and Marqueston Huff who have all either shown up on special teams of have potential to be good starters or role players.