“I don’t thoughts seeing him,” Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill stated of Miller, his former Texas A&M teammate. “I simply don’t need him inside of my bubble, you understand what I imply?”
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The Expenses even have extra defensive-line intensity than they did ultimate 12 months. Jordan Phillips, DaQuan Jones (previously of the Titans) and Tim Settle are a number of the new avid gamers. They mixed for 1.5 sacks, 4 quarterback hits and 8 tackles, together with one for loss, within the opener.
Buffalo was once repeatedly rotating workforce up entrance in opposition to the Rams.
“It’s simply much more movie find out about,” Titans proper take on Nicholas Petit-Frere stated of the problem of going through such a lot of rotations. “They’re all gifted. All of them have nice strikes. All of them have various things that lead them to nice.”
Stefon Diggs’ utilization
Diggs has been the Expenses’ No. 1 receiver since 2020, however he may play extra around the formation this season. Titans protection Kevin Byard famous how Diggs, who has spent numerous time up to now as an remoted bottom receiver, was once installed jet movement and covered him up in all places in opposition to the Rams.
Diggs had 8 receptions for 122 yards within the opener.
“He’s an excellent deep risk man,” cornerback Kristian Fulton stated. “He can run the entire direction tree. I think like that’s what makes him particular.”
Gabriel Davis’ expanded function
With slot receiver Cole Beasley long gone, Davis is the definitive No. 2 receiver. He’s a big-play risk the Titans can not lose sight of, even with Diggs additionally at the box.
Davis’ 15.7 yards in keeping with reception was once 9th within the NFL ultimate season. Within the opener he had 4 catches for 88 yards, together with a 26-yard landing and a 47-yard reception.
“Clearly, (Diggs) is a No. 1, however on the finish of the day, we need to know the place Davis is at the different facet,” Byard stated. “We need to be sure that he’s no longer taking the highest off the protection.”
With Professional Bowler Tre’Davious White on Reserve/PUP and Levi Wallace long gone, the Titans will face other cornerbacks. First-round rookie Kaiir Elam and third-year professional Dane Jackson had been the starters ultimate week.
Titans trainer Mike Vrabel stated Elam and Jackson are lengthy, athletic and problem neatly.
“Younger guys, you simply have with the intention to profit from that loss of enjoy,” Titans receiver Nick Westbrook-Ikhine stated, “however greater than anything else we need to move in the market and be ourselves and be the receivers that we’re intended to be.”
Rodger Saffold at the different facet
Saffold, the Titans left guard from 2019-21, now begins on the identical place for the Expenses, who signed him after Tennessee launched him as a cap casualty. The Titans proper take on ultimate season, David Quessenberry, could also be now with Buffalo.
Heart Ben Jones famous how the offense’s name adjustments every 12 months, which might reduce Saffold and Quessenberry’s skill to percentage Titans secrets and techniques with their new workforce.
“I feel the benefit is we each more or less know every different,” Titans defensive take on Jeffery Simmons stated of Saffold, his ex-teammate. “I do know his play taste. I’m certain he is aware of my play taste. I watched him in opposition to the Rams. (The Expenses) had been performing some issues a little bit other, however it’s principally the similar Rodger that I’ve observed since I’ve been right here with Tennessee. I’m excited for the matchup.”
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