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Music City Maddness - Tennessee Titans 2022 Recap

Discussion in 'Team News' started by Jared Youtzy, May 12, 2018.

  1. Jared Youtzy

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    As the playoffs roll on, the Tennessee Titans find themselves on the outside looking in. With a rollercoaster season behind them, one which saw the head coach replaced late in the year and an offense that failed to find any sort of rhythm, we look back with a recap of the 2022 season.

    Titan Turmoil
    The Tennessee Titans just couldn't find a way to get the offense in gear this season, which resulted in their head coach being replaced by "Tennessee" Jed Garcia. For those of you who don't know, Garcia has a storied history in Tennessee football, being the only two time recipient of the Dave Rimington Trophy while at Vanderbilt University. Garcia's college success translated to the NFL with multiple Pro Bowls while playing Center with the Oakland Raiders and the Tennessee Titans. Garcia hopes that he take take his success on the football field and turn it into success as the Head Coach of the Tennessee Titans. Only time will tell, as Garcia finished the season with a 3-2 record.

    Offensive Struggles
    Despite having talent across the offensive side of the football, the Titans failed to get its offense in motion. The team finished 22nd in total offense, 19th in yards per game, 19th in passing yards per game and 13th in rushing yards per game. Starting Quarterback Marcus Mariota had a year to forget as he threw for only 14 TDs to go along with 15 Ints. Mariota was injured through four games this season, which didn't help his stat line, and was replaced by journeyman QB Kirk Cousins.

    Running Back David Johnson hit the wrong side of 30 during the 2022 season, and amassed 893 rushing yards with 7 TDs. Rumors are circling around the Titans building that it might be time time for a youth movement in Nashville, and it's yet to be seen the role Johnson will have on the offense in 2023.

    The offensive line struggled at times as well, but the team feels confident that the pieces are in place to remain successful going into the future.

    Finally, the Wide Receiving core took two steps backwards as WR1 Antwon Veros' receiving yards and TDs were cut in half from just the year before. It seems as though the Titans may need to look at adding talent around Veros in order for him to find the kind of success he had his rookie season, as most of the league is trending towards big-bodied WRs to take pressure off of the slot machine.

    Defense
    The Titans defense fared slightly better than the offense this season with an 8th ranked points per game rating, and 14th ranked yards per game. There are some big question marks coming up this offseason though, as starting LE Jurrell Casey has declined an extension offer from the Titans. Casey, who turns 34 in 2023 will need to find a team willing to take on his age, as well as his talent. However, RE Jarrett will find himself back in the trenches, which will be a big help as he finished the season with 5 sacks and 1 FF.

    One of the few bright spots on an otherwise forgettable year came from 2nd year DT, Rashard Childs. Childs had 10 sacks in 2022 and 2 FF. He was an absolute unit in the middle, clogging up holes for opposing RBs and finding the Quarterback throughout the season.

    With a talented group of Defensive Backs and Linebackers, the Titans will need to shore up the defensive line with depth in order to find success in the upcoming season. Will the Titans look for a new Defensive Coordinator to take this team to the next level? We shall soon find out.

    Recap
    This will be a pivotal offseason for the Titans. With a new head coach getting an entire offseason to prepare, and a top 12 pick in the upcoming draft, the Titans are prepared to add youth the the offensive side of the ball, and hopefully give QB Mariota the weapons he needs to succeed as the franchise Quarterback.

    Titans' fans, we will see you this spring at the NFL draft. Keep your heads up, there are big things coming your way!
     
    #1 Jared Youtzy, May 12, 2018
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