The Titans in 2021 could not score on opening drives. In 2022, that’s not been the problem. They’ve scored on every opening drive thus far and then there have been issues. Against the Raiders, the Titans score 24 points in the first half and ended the game with 24 points. Not great! There’s been a big problem in each game with scoring in the second half and it needs to be fixed ASAP. The play calling and execution in the first half was a thing of beauty, but it needs to be sustained for all four quarters.
Similar to the offense, the defense was decent for a half before the wheels fell off in the second half. Terrance Mitchell is an absolute abomination of a cornerback and needs to be off the team yesterday. Playing Mitchell over Farley was a miscalculation by the coaching staff and it almost cost them the game.
Some of the issues we see on the Titans in terms of depth is the failures in drafting. The 2020 class consisted of Isaiah Wilson, Kristian Fulton, Darrynton Evans, Larrell Murchison, Cole McDonald, and Chris Jackson. Fulton is the only good player from that group. 2021 had Caleb Farley, Dillon Radunz, Monty Rice, Elijah Molden, Dez Fitzpatrick, Rashad Weaver, Racey McMath, and Brady Breeze. 2/7 in the first three rounds over the past two years is an awful hit rate and unless they can start fixing these draft classes, the Titans are going nowhere fast. Thankfully the 2022 class seems to be much better but it came at the cost of the Titans’ most important offensive player.