Offensive Weapons

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Dangermode, Sep 18, 2023.

  1. Dangermode

    Dangermode A New Era has Begun

    I’m trying to think back to when we last had 5+ playmakers on the team. Burks, DHop, Henry, Spears and Chig might be our deepest collection of offensive weapons in some time.

    Can anyone think of a deeper group?
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  2. Afc46

    Afc46 Oilers/Titans HoFer

    Can't wait for the O-Line to gel and then we can really see what these weapons can do.
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  3. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Useless trivia knowledge champion

    I think we’re jumping the gun on what is an offensive weapon.

    Yes, those 5 guys play on offense.
    Spears looks good early, love to see him continue growing.

    Chig seems capable of being much more but it appears the OC has no interest in trying to use him. Hard to determine what type of weapon he really is. To date, he’s really not been as valuable as Johnnu Smith was.

    Henry is the king, no question. He needs to keep getting the touches. Comparable at least to EG, CJ2K, Murray, Travis Henry.

    Burks still has a lot to prove. Currently, he’s lower than Kenny Britt.

    DHop has already shown some signs of being the best “proven” WR the titans ever signed. That’s a low bar but he seems the real deal. Hope he continues and for a complete season.

    I just think this question doesn’t really have any merit to be asked yet. Too early for some players and we’ve done the “unstoppable offensive weapons” thing before which turned out miserably.

    so if I think the offense has had similar lists to this list of offensive weapons, I’d say yes, on many occasions.
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  4. TexasTitanFan

    TexasTitanFan Starter

    We have a team philosophy and coaching mindset of using OL to beat teams physically. Weapons are much less relevant here. And since the OL does not seem capable of living up to the philosophy, looks like the struggle bus is going keep pulling up to the stop every week.

    Defense though, if they didn't have to spend so much time in the field early in the game.... this group could be special.
  5. 10ECTyrant

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    Forgot NWI
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  6. TitanMark

    TitanMark Pro Bowler

    I just don’t understand some of you. You complain about the previous offenses and the vanilla way it was run and that we didn’t throw enough. That’s the NEW NFL is a passing league. Then the Titans finally get a somewhat younger more innovated new OC who actually will throw it more and you guys want more Henry. More Henry isn’t the answer. More balanced attack is. Change of pace and direction is. Being less predictive is. It appears they are trying to do just that. You complain about lack of TE or WR action but still want more Henry. There are only so many snaps to go around. 65 snaps yesterday on offense. Henry touched it 28 times. I think the offense will continue to get better but will only go as far as T17 can take it.

    For the record and the stats don’t lie. Chig is already better than Smith was. He had a better rookie season than any season Smith had here. He will be a real weapon. The OC is using him about average. I think it needs to be more. But Kelly isn’t intentionally ignoring him. Maybe he isn’t running routes or missing assignments. I don’t know. But he is very important.

    Burks is just fine. This lower than Kenny Britt crap is well, crap. Let’s let him finish this season and see where we are.

    This is a new offense. But I can’t understand how people can’t see yet this offense isn’t just Henry anymore. Which is good. If T17 plays well they will succeed.
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  8. HurrayTitans!

    HurrayTitans! Useless trivia knowledge champion

    Homerisms aside, I highlighted 2 items.

    more Henry is sometimes the answer, for example, week 1. The running game was working, Henry typically has better runs in such games later in the game, THill was struggling. Running the ball more made sense even if just that game. Henry being the best back in the league is the kicker for using him.

    while Smith wasn’t great by any means, Chig’s rookie season to me, would rank as Smith’s 2nd/3rd best season. Not sure what metrics you used to say Smith never had a season like Chig’s last year, but his 2020 season was better than Chig’s. Even so, they’re statistically (production) wise appx the same. We could argue usage vs capability but that’s only opinion.

    again, using production as the metrics, Yes, Britt was better than Burks. I’m not sure how anyone could argue that point outside of that magic word “potential”. And if we’re going down the “potential” road, the best titans WR ever has already been determined, DGB.

    As far as arguing better/worse/wrong offensive scheme, at least consider what that actual thread question is.
    Have we ever had a deeper offensive weapon roster than the current one? Flat answer at this point is an easy yes.
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  9. Riverman

    Riverman That may be.... Tip Jar Donor

    Agree with most all, especially Burks hasn’t shown enough consistency to categorize a weapon.

    Henry is above all other Titan RBs including Eddie IMO. (He had McNair to keep safeties honest).
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  10. TitanMark

    TitanMark Pro Bowler


    Then we agree. But Chig is better. Smith never had 450 yards and never averaged 14.1 yards per reception. Yes in Smiths best season he had more TDs. But that was career season 4. Chig is 2 games into career season 2. At best you could argue they are equals. But it took Jonnu 3 seasons to start his career to equal Chigs output to this point,

    … and where in what I wrote is homerism? That term always cracks me up.
    #10 TitanMark, Sep 18, 2023
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2023
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