Are Titans the best offense in the league?
The Titans are 5-0. Along with the Steelers and the Seahawks they are the only teams in the league with a still undefeated mark. They have built their team around an offense that has been impossible to stop. Despite not featuring the premier names in the league they have built an offense that has a bit of old school in it while constantly evolving into the trends of the league.
Tennessee features an offense that can do anything it wants to move the ball. Ryan Tannahill has broken away from the cesspool that was Adam Gase to finally meet the expectations of a former first round draft pick. Ryan Tannahill since being named starter in 2019 (Week 7) has led the league in touchdown passes (40), and yards per attempt (8.6 YPA). He has the 4th highest QBR of the season (83.3), that puts him in front of Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson, and Kyer Murray. His ability to throw on the move and develop with the young receivers has made him an unstoppable force in a league that is seeing a boom in athletic quarterback play. He has made stars of players that most teams had overlooked, AJ Brown and Jonnu Smith have emerged in this dynamic offense because Tannahill has led them to this point. His trust in his receiving core allows him to make plays that we had not seen early in his career. Looking at the highlights from Sunday’s victory over the Texans shows a couple of plays that utilizes his mobility (watch 2:19) and his trust of second year star AJ Brown (watch at 13:14).
Highlights from Texans/Titans:
The Titans offense is built around the bell cow Derrick Henry. Everyone knows he is going to get the ball but stopping him is another story. His bruising runs punish opposing defenses to the point where they are forced to sell out to stopping him. He currently leads the league in rushing yards by 100 more yards than the next ranked player. He is as dominant as any player we have ever seen in the league. The Titans added another weapon in the backfield, Jeremy McNichols, the 2017 fifth round pick out of Boise State brings a different tempo to the field when he is in the game. He has a lot of Dion Lewis/James White in him. He is a perfect fit to change the pace up when Henry gets a breather.
The Titans offense is a throwback, built around the run to open up the pass.They have been able to run this efficient offesne despite being held backby multiple Covid-19 issues. Wide receivers Adam Humphries and Corey Davis have missed time but they will all be healthy soon and this offense will continue to thrive. They are backed up by a coach that has all the confidence in his team that will allow them to go out and take chances. The Titans are no longer a run first team that can’t be successful without Derrick Henry. This is a team that can match up with the powerful offesnes of the Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Titans are a real threat in the AFC, this offense is going to be tough to stop.