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Titans iffy at RB and WR

white_lendale91.jpgTwo weeks are in the books and the Titans are no closer at settling two key offensive positions, in this case wide receiver and running back.  Let’s look at running back first.  LenDale White initially was the prohibitive favorite to grab the #1 spot but he is just now returning from a sore knee and ankle but is expected to start against the Buffalo Bills tonight.  You also have Chris Brown, the fourth year RB.  He ran reasonably well (10 carries, 67 yards) against the New England Patriots, so that makes the competition that much more interesting.  The Titans also have Chris Henry, the rookie RB from the University of Arizona in the mix, as well.

Depending on what White does tonight will go a long ways towards finalizing the team’s depth chart at RB.  In my opinion (and it has been intimated internally through the Titans organization), I’d say that Brown has the slight advantage at the moment but again – things can change tonight.  The second position up for grabs is the Titans’ #2 WR job.  As of right now, Eric Moulds is the #1 wideout.  Bringing up the rear are Brandon Jones and Roydell Williams; I would feel real uncomfortable right now knowing that Moulds (34 years old) is your go-to guy.  And the backups aren’t much better.

It is situations such as this which lead me to believe that quarterback Vince Young will have a long season ahead of him.  Unless Moulds and the other wideouts step up in a big way this season and the running game gets established, it would not be unreasonable to think that the Titans would win no more than 7 games this season in what is arguably one of the weakest divisions in the league.  And as much as I hate to say it, their defense may have to win some games for the team.

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One Response to “Titans iffy at RB and WR”

  1. spOiler says:

    34 or not, Eric Moulds is going to have to get it done by helping Vince maintain his growth.

    I saw a few Houston Texans games last season. He looked OK to me. I recall thinking that they should try and get him the ball more often; even so, he had 57 catches for the Texans.

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