Sharpe vs AJ. Who should start week 1?

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by PRAY IV M3RCY, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. nbtoppers2

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    What has aj done to essentially be gifted a starting spot? That's right, nothing. Not game one. Eventually, absolutely. Not game one though.
     
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  2. PRAY IV M3RCY

    PRAY IV M3RCY Pro Bowler

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    Played top level competition in college and produced at an early age. He was drafted in 2nd round. That's what he has done to earn a starting spot. You think Davis or Mariota did anything in the off season before ever stepping on nfl field to earn starting spot?
     
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  4. Scarecrow

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    I don't see how you can't make the same, if not greater, argument against Sharpe.

    He has been absolutely mediocre in the NFL, is that the signal you want to send?
     
  5. Dangermode

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  6. JR1980

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    They better be trotting AJ our there more each week to eventually take Sharpe’s spot. 2nd rounder with a ton of upside and can do more after the catch. Tajae is fine, but he hasn’t scored more than 2Td’s in a season and a max of 522 yards on a ton of targets. He’s fine for possession, but should he be a top 3? No. Anywhere else, he isn’t.
     
  7. PRAY IV M3RCY

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    Sharpe isn't even a fine starter in my opinion. You basically have to hope defense just completely forget about him in zone coverages because if its man coverage he is getting locked up. I honestly feel like Sharpes talent/athletic ability is on par with a practice squad player. He is smart and doesn't make mistakes. That's what's gotten him by this far
     
  8. JR1980

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    Spot on. He puts in good work, smart, and runs clean routes with good hands. The problem is, he isn’t dynamic, slow, and doesn’t make big plays. He’s fine as a depth guy, but they need AJ to come on. I think he can make a huge difference if he starts balling out next to Davis and Hump.
     
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  9. Gut

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    As I said...he wouldn’t be starting him in 2 wr formations. That goes to Davis and Hump.

    In 3 wr formations you have a choice. A wr who knows all the Routes and has solid hands but is not dynamic not fast and will not get better than he is now which is at best an avg 3rd wr. Or you take a guy who’s raw and may make a mistake here and there and hope his talent (big strong physical and dynamic) will make up for that while he develops. But the faster he develops...the more dynamic our offense becomes and the faster teams have a defensive mismatch problem. Plus as the 3rd wr we have plenty of other options for Mariota to throw to and feature until AJ learns the offense better and we call more plays specifically for him.

    Lastly if you’re a team trying to beat the titans right now I’d load the box play man coverage bump and run and take my chances that Mariota can’t beat me over the top. The design of this offense is to combat this with play action max pro with 2 routes. Hard for Sharpe to beat man coverage. Other way are wr and rob screens to give the qb an easy throw and let your dynamic receiver beat soMeone one on one on the outside. This is the easiest way for us to attack teams loading the box. AJ will be a better blocker if he isn’t already and he’s a more dynamic wr. If we have Sharpe next to Hump then teams will double Hump and put their best CB on Davis with a S over the top and blitz on Walkers side to force him into pass pro or get a quick/short throw. That’s one example.
     
  10. 520

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    Tajae impossible to get better but year 5 Mary gonna turn into a real qb huh LOL
     
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