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One change the Tennessee Titans should make: offense

One small thing I would do to help the Titans.

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The Tennessee Titans were getting stomped in the first half by the New England Patriots, but that isn't the big issue. Everyone knew that the Patriots (who own the best record in the AFC) were more talented and better coached than the Titans (who own the worst record in the AFC). The big issue is how they lost.

If anyone was expecting a resurgent game filled with pride and more effort, there were some players who didn't get the memo. Now, that isn't to say it was all bad. Players like Dorial Green-Beckham, Zach Mettenberger, Delanie Walker, Brian Orakpo, and Jurrell Casey all looked very good today, despite some other members on the team.

Effort aside, here is one thing I would change if I could:

Start Joe Looney at center

I know this sounds like putting a Band-aid on a compound fracture, but I can only go off of what I see in the game. In the first half with Marcus Mariota who moves in the pocket as well as anyone, there were miscommunications and sacks often, including the injury that hurt Mariota.

However, after half Joe Looney came in and replaced Andy Gallik at center and then all of the sudden those things didn't happen. Even with Zach Mettenberger in the game, who is historically a statue in the pocket, there were relatively few issues.

Now, I am not saying that Looney is the center to build around on offense, of even that he should be the center for the rest of the season if he has a bad week next week. However, with the Titans facing the Houston Texans next week the need experience and knowledge on that offensive line and I am not sure that Gallik is capable of that yet.

With Looney, the offense as a whole ran better and even thought the Texans aren't as confusing from a schematic standpoint, you can't afford to have Marcus Mariota facing an unblocked J.J. Watt because of a miscommunication with the center.