Published On: Sat, Aug 20th, 2016

Kickoff Primer: An instant guide to the 2016 Tennessee Titans

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Tennessee Titans

2015 Record 2015 Finish
3-13 4th in AFC South

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike Mularkey
Offensive Coordinator: Terry Robiskie
Defensive Coordinator: Dick LeBeau

Key Additions

  • RB DeMarco Murray
  • OT Jack Conklin (1st round)
  • WR Rishard Matthews
  • WR Andre Johnson
  • QB Matt Cassel
  • OT Dennis Kelly
  • DE Kevin Dodd (2nd round)
  • RB Derrick Henry (2nd round)

Key Departures

  • WR Dorial Green-Beckham
  • S Michael Griffin
  • S Coty Sensabaugh
  • QB Zach Mettenberger

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Projected Starting Lineup

Position Starter
WR Rishard Matthews
WR Kendall Wright
WR Tajae Sharpe (R)
LT Taylor Lewan
LG Quinton Spain
C Ben Jones
RG Chance Warmack
RT Jack Conklin (R)
TE Delanie Walker
QB Marcus Mariota
RB DeMarco Murray
Position Starter
DE Jurrell Casey
DT Al Woods
DE DaQuan Jones
OLB Brian Orakpo
ILB Avery Williamson
ILB Wesley Woodyard
OLB Derrick Morgan
CB Jason McCourty
SS Da’Norris Searcy
FS Rashad Johnson
CB Perrish Cox

Questions to Answer

  • Can Mariota jump to the next tier in quarterbacks in Year 2?
  • How will Murray and Henry co-exist in the backfield?
  • How will Mularkey do in his first full season as head coach?

Best-case Scenario

Exotic Smashmouth football is a resounding success. Murray and Henry form a powerful backfield duo that takes the pressure off young passer Mariota. Tennessee begins its climb back to relevancy by competing for, but ultimately falling short of an AFC South title.

Worst-case Scenario

Murray replicates his stint with the Philadelphia Eagles, Henry doesn’t fit as the main back, and Mariota succumbs to the dreaded sophomore slump. The Titans fail to improve on their three wins from a year ago.



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