The Titans get the chance today to prove that last week was a fluke. So much of the talk nationally this week has been about whether or not the Titans are frauds. They can’t completely answer that question today, but they can shut it down for a little bit.
As I said earlier this week, I don’t need a win here to back me off the ledge. All I need is to see a good performance by this highly touted offense. A loss where they score more than 30 points will actually give me plenty of confidence in this team because I never really expected this defense to be that good. How can it with Shane Bowen as DC?
Reasons for confidence
Even though the offense was a disaster last week, I still think they are #good. The environment will be tough today, this veteran offensive group should be able to handle it. There is so much talent on that side of the ball that I remain confident they will figure out how to make it work. It sure did look like not being on the practice field together at all in the offseason hurt them. They were all on the field together this week. Hopefully, that got them a little bit closer to being on the same page.
Reasons for concern
These are pretty obvious. They were really bad on both sides of the ball last week. Seattle has a high-powered offense that can score from anywhere on the field against really good defenses. The Titans defense isn’t really good. Russell Wilson and company will put points on the board. I have zero confidence in holding them under 30.
The other big reason for concern is the offensive line. Taylor Lewan obviously isn’t all the way back from the ACL injury. I have no idea if that was physical or mental, but either way he wasn’t ready on Sunday. Right tackle is a problem. How much of that could they have gotten figured out since last week.
What are your biggest reasons for confidence/concern?