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Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean has some info that fans should check out.

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The Titans have had some issues on defense this preseason, but it is hard to ignore just how good the offense has been. Sure a lot of the yards have come against second string defenses, but since the Titans were using backups themselves, it speaks more to the level of coaching than anything else.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean had some very interesting facts to share about the Titans this preseason.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> ranked 4th in the NFL in total offense in preseason, behind Eagles, Patriots and Saints</p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/statuses/503612103052492800">August 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Not a bad group to be a part of right? The Titans have been moving the ball with ease so far this preseason, and it is a testament to the development of Jake Locker, understanding when to take chances and when to settle for the dump off. The other part of it is the ability of Zach Mettenberger to stretch the field and make plays with his arm despite a muddled pocket.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> QB passer ratings in preseason: Jake Locker 119.9, Charlie Whitehurst 106.0, Zach Mettenberger 97.2</p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/statuses/503607402567319552">August 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Ignore Whitehurst since he really only has a few drives in the rain to speak to his score. However, if this were an adjusted QBPR, I have to think that the Titans would be higher. It hasn't been a huge issue, but the quarterbacks (Jake Locker especially) have been dealing with a lot of drops.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> QB <a href="https://twitter.com/mettshow">@mettshow</a> leads all NFL QBs in passing yards during the preseason with 504.</p>&mdash; Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports/statuses/503613347548659712">August 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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It is hard not to get your hopes up with the way Mettenberger has played so far this season. It looks like the Titans finally have a backup that can come in and win games after so many years of mediocrity in that regard.

Speaking of which, I found this conversation to be interesting.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Has looked best of all rookie QBs. RT <a href="https://twitter.com/jwyattsports">@jwyattsports</a>: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Titans?src=hash">#Titans</a> QB <a href="https://twitter.com/mettshow">@mettshow</a> leads all NFL QBs in passing yards during the preseason with 504.</p>&mdash; Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) <a href="https://twitter.com/caplannfl/statuses/503613659399356416">August 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/caplannfl">@caplannfl</a> Better than Bortles?</p>&mdash; Paul Kuharsky (@PaulKuharskyNFL) <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulKuharskyNFL/statuses/503614984451293184">August 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/PaulKuharskyNFL">@PaulKuharskyNFL</a>: Yes. Has made more difficult throws, but both rookies have been very good.</p>&mdash; Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) <a href="https://twitter.com/caplannfl/statuses/503615164412084224">August 24, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Mettenberger is slowly drawing eyes from around the league. Caplan may have been the first one to really say it out loud, but Greg Cosell has also been very vocal about his interest in the rookie quarterback. It will be interesting to see how this unfolds this year, because if Jake stays healthy the Titans could have two starting caliber quarterbacks on the roster for the first time in a long time.