After Titans' Humiliating Loss, Options To Fix Their Tackle Woes

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

The Titans' embarrassing 27-3 loss to the Browns on Sunday was disheartening on several levels.

For one, it’s just hard to watch a football team spend an entire afternoon failing to move the ball even one length of a football field. Tennessee’s 94 yards of total offense represents the franchise’s fourth-lowest single-game total over 64 seasons of professional football. It just barely eclipsed the 80 yards of penalties that they racked up in Cleveland.

However, the biggest reason that it was so disheartening is that all the issues that most clearly defined this game – the poor offensive line play and leaky secondary – are the same problems that drove the team’s seven-game losing streak to end the 2022 season.

Dillon Radunz and Andre Dillard in front of Ryan Tannehill
Dillon Radunz and Andre Dillard in front of Ryan Tannehill/ Angie Flatt

There was an attempt to fix those issues this offseason. New GM Ran Carthon replaced three starters on the offensive line, four if you include suspended right tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere and Mike Vrabel brought in a new defensive passing game coordinator in the highly regarded Chris Harris to bring along a young secondary.

However, early returns are not good in either area.

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