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A Final Titans Blog

by Sliptom | 3 months ago | 0 Comments

Its time for some closing thoughts on these Titans. The team finally ended their playoff drought, finishing 10-6, good for second in the division and the third wildcard spot in the AFC. Their playoff run ended much more quickly than most would have liked, losing to the division rival Colts in a thrilling (and heartbreaking) 27-31 loss. Overall, the team had a successful sesaon, looking like a stabilized team under the leadership of QB Drew Lock (and his lefthanded glove). They were remarkably consistent on both sides of the ball, finishing 12th in the NFL in points scored as well as points allowed. HB Derrick Henry had yet another strong season, capping off a likely Hall of Fame career with almost 1500 yards from scrimmage and 19 total TDs, showing no signs of slowing down at age 32. Behind him, young HBs Marcus Slay and Kevin Amos showed promise. At receiver, the team finished just short of having 3 1,000 yard receivers, with veteran AJ Brown and 2nd year player Devonta Smith both topping the mark and TE Jonnu Smith finishing just short. Ramon McFadden finished a distant 4th, with a lucky 666 receiving yards. Defensively, the team had its first double digit sack season from a player in recent memory, with Jeffery Simmons Jr racking up 10 sacks to go along with 3 forced fumbles to cap an underrated career. The Titans did not have one major standout in the interception department, with young CB Matthew Dent leading the team with 4 and countless players on the team having 2-3 interceptions. The future looks bright for these Titans, unfortunately for fans that future will not be seen.