NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Over and over and over again, no matter what the franchise has done, the wide receivers have come to disappoint.

New free agents and high picks, turned over position coaches and coordinators have not been able to break through for the Tennessee Titans, who’ve remained, with occasional exceptions, a run- and defense-based football team.HumphriesHandsPractice

It’s hard to buy hope before we see real results. And here's one thing that must change: Titans receivers have averaged a touchdown every 23.8 receptions (309 Rec/13 TDs) since the start of the 2017 season -- the worst in NFL and almost double the NFL average of 12.6.

But with veteran slot receiver Adam Humphries and the rugged/athletic A.J. Brown part of the group – and with the Titans actually calling themselves a three-wide receiver base offense for the first time I can remember – there seems to be an opportunity for a real breakthrough.

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