Walker injury slows progress

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Titans Insider

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    In terms of his versatility, experience and athleticism, Delanie Walker has an overall skill set that separates him from the Titans’ other tight ends – Craig Stevens and Taylor Thompson.

    The team is planning to use him in a number of different ways this season.

    So the fact that Walker will miss the first few weeks of training camp recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery has changed the Titans’ immediate offensive plans.

    “It has altered things in some capacity because we’re not going to install stuff that we would do with just Delanie,” Titans offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said. “It’s slowed down the install a little bit. There’s obviously things we’d do with Delanie that would be specifically for Delanie that we’ve held out to this point.”

    On the other hand, Walker’s absence does give more training-camp snaps to Thompson, who’s looking to make strides as a receiver in his second season, as well as roster hopefuls like Jack Doyle, Brandon Barden and Martell Webb.

    “It’s been a good opportunity for Taylor to take the next step and get some more reps that way,” Loggains said. “But we wouldn’t use Taylor the same way we would use Delanie.”

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  2. CJtheBeast

    CJtheBeast Starter

    Could actually help us in the long run. Thompson gets more work, the coaches get a better evaluation process of the talent behind him, and if Delanie ever goes down during the season we'll be better suited to deal with it.

    I'm hoping that we put in quite a few screens for Walker as well as CJ this year. There's a lot of creative things you could do with some of the offensive weapons we have.
  3. RockyTop Fox

    RockyTop Fox Offensive Coordinator

    I really wanna see TT develop into a good TE.. dude is a monster. Just gotta get his hands and football IQ up to par.
  4. CJtheBeast

    CJtheBeast Starter

    Doyle from WKU is solid too. Could be a sleeper.
  5. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus #ShoutboxAlley4Life

    Doyle reminds me of a less athletic Witten actually.

    Could be a good check underneath for the qb. Don't think he succeeds much in seam routes, think that could be more Thompson's area. We should just run 4 Te sets this year lol

    Stevens and Thompson on the strong side and Doyle/walker on the other. I really do hope we keep all 4 though.
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