Six key questions facing Titans in fight against COVID-19, Steelers

By John Glennon

Overcoming injuries? Playing in front of hostile crowds? Battling big favorites?

The Titans have dealt with all kinds of those challenges over the years, learning how to succeed despite significant obstacles.

The issue that confronts the team this week – and perhaps in weeks to come as well – comes in an entirely different form, a COVID-19 virus that could be spreading as we speak. It's already sidelined four Titans players and five personnel members this week alone, along with another valuable commodity – time the team can spend together preparing for the unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers.

Top priority for the Titans is tending to players – and family members – suffering from COVID-19, as well as preventing others from contracting the virus.

But the NFL train rolls on, with the Titans still scheduled to play the Steelers on Monday or Tuesday at Nissan Stadium.

“We didn't choose to be in this situation, but it's the hand we've been dealt,” Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. “I think we have mentally strong guys … Whenever the league says the game will be played, we have to be ready to step on that field.”

Here are six key questions facing the Titans as they ready to fight COVID and the Steelers in the coming days.

How much can virtual prep make up for on-field prep . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: