Ten Takeaways from Titans’ preseason-opening victory

By John Glennon

    Strange as it might sound, preseason games – unlike regular-season contests -- are often far less about the team than they are about individuals.

    Wins and losses are of secondary importance, while player development and roster construction are of great significance.

    Still, there’s nothing wrong with combining some promising individual results with a team victory.

    That’s what the Titans accomplished in their preseason opener Friday, a 23-3 thumping of Atlanta in Mercedes-Benz Stadium. A number of Titans stepped forward with strong first outings, performances that will give them a leg up when it comes to shaping the 53-man roster.

    Here are 10 takeaways from the contest:

    Woodside starts strong -- It had been a while – dating back to the 2019 preseason – since quarterback Logan Woodside had last seen any kind of significant game action throwing the football.

    But Woodside got off to a strong start defending his No. 2 role on the depth chart against challenger Matt Barkley. Despite a shaky, patchwork offensive line, Woodside completed 10-of-15 passes for 84 yards and one touchdown, posting a quarterback rating of 103.2.

    Woodside looked just a little off target on his first couple of throws but quickly found his range . . .

This is a premium article, and you've reached the end of the free preview.

The rest of this content is restricted to Broadway Insiders. Register for an Broadway Insider Pass to view this post in its entirety.

If you're not ready to unlock everything Broadway Sports has to offer, you can return to our home page and view all the free content available right at your fingertips.

Comments on Articles✔︎✔︎
BSM Podcast Network✔︎✔︎
Access to Free Articles and Videos✔︎✔︎
ALL Premium Articles✔︎
EARLY Access to Select Written, Video and Audio Content✔︎
EXCLUSIVE Access to the full Mike Herndon Show✔︎
PRIVATE Invitations to Livestreams and Q&A's✔︎
EXCLUSIVE Access to the New Broadway Morning Newsletter✔︎
EXCLUSIVE Invitation to Private Fantasy Leagues and Competitions✔︎

Register New Account

Choose one of the following:

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: