Week 5: Three up, three down

The Titans went into Jacksonville and won convincingly. While it wasn’t the prettiest win, it was a 18 point win nonetheless. I’ll absolutely take it.

Three Down

Rashaan Evans: This guy is unplayable. He stinks against the run and the pass, he’s fitting the wrong gaps and jumping over the line for no reason. Monty Rice played a good chunk of snaps on Sunday and it needs to continue because opposing offenses are putting Evans’ brain in a blender. If they cut Evans on Monday, it would be warranted, as there’s no chance anyone can play worse than what he’s doing on a consistent basis.

Geoff Swaim: Let me introduce to you the Rashaan Evans of the offense. Swaim’s strength is supposed to be blocking, yet he allows a defender to blow up a play at least once per game. I do not understand his purpose on the field, and I really don’t understand why he’s getting 55% of the snaps. MyCole’s role needs to expand even more than the 60% of snaps he got on Sunday, and surely they can find another blocking TE somewhere.

Tom McCarthy and Tiki Barber: I realize that the Titans vs. Jags isn’t going to pull CBS’s best broadcast crew, but these two were an assault on the ears. They were completely unprepared, as they continually got names wrong and did not understand basic rules, like an incomplete pass vs. fumble.

Touchdowns were called as if they were watching paint dry. It was truly like they didn’t understand what was unfolding before them. I hope the Titans never get this duo again, which of course means they’ll get them every single time CBS broadcasts their games.

Three Up

Marcus Johnson: The stat line wasn’t flashy, but M.J. looked very solid in his Titan debut. Three catches for 52 yards was all the Titans needed from him on Sunday, but the connection with Tannehill was very real. If he’s available against the Jets, I think the passing offense looks a lot better. Marcus as the WR3 feels like a big improvement. Hopefully he can stay healthy and provide the Titans with an additional vertical threat.

MyCole Pruitt: The man is the undisputed TE1 on this team. He led the TE’s in snaps, blocks well, and continues to make the most of his pass catching opportunities. A touchdown on his lonely target this week, I’d like to see him more involved going forward. Unlike some other players in his position group, he does not underperform. Get on the OurCole bandwagon, folks. It’s filling up.

Derrick Henry: Wilder vs. Fury was a nice trilogy on Saturday night, but Derrick Henry’s was even better on Sunday. Three touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing for the big man. You can’t say enough about what he’s doing, because no one has ever done it before. 2,000 yards rushing a year ago, and he’s on pace to break the 2k mark yet again. Jeremy McNichols has done a nice job spelling Henry, but there’s no one really like Henry. Long live the king.

Author: Robert GreenlawBorn and raised west of the Mighty Mississippi, a 2nd-grade project on the state of Tennessee introduced Robert to Steve McNair and Eddie George, turning him into a Titans fan for life. Robert was best known for being the Music City Miracles "links guy" for the better part of a decade. He loves all things sports and can be found on The Flex fantasy football podcast, part of Broadway Sports Media.

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