The national media spent the whole offseason talking about how the Titans were going to move to a spread team after all of the weapons they added this offseason. They took Corey Davis with the 5th overall pick, drafted speedy wide receiver Taywan Taylor in the 3rd round and Delanie Walker clone tight end Jonnu Smith in the 4th round. They also signed Eric Decker in free agency. There was so much talk about the Titans spreading the field and throwing the ball around.
However, the Titans are a team that wants to run the ball and control the line of scrimmage. The focus of their offense is always going to be the running game. They are going to rely on DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry to move the chains and wear down defenses.
Sure, they have more options in the passing game this year, and that will lead to more throws than in years past, but the identity of this team is to line up and run the football. That isn’t going to change as long as Mike Mularkey is the head coach.
[UPDATE]- To Paul Kuharsky’s credit, he was trying to let everyone know that the national narrative wasn’t right all the way back in the beginning of camp.