Bill Callahan Gives Titans Chance To Turn Biggest Weakness Into Strength Quickly

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

The last two seasons of Titans football have consistently featured one glaring problem that Mike Vrabel and staff were not able to solve – offensive line performance. Only the Giants and Bears have allowed a higher sack rate over the last two years than Tennessee’s 10.6 percent.

That result is simply not compatible with winning football. Among the ten teams with a sack rate allowed of more than 7.5 percent, none have compiled a winning record over the last 34 games.

Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jack Conklin talks with coach Bill Callahan during minicamp on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 in Canton, Ohio, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
Bill Callahan coaches Jack Conklin/ © PHIL MASTURZO / USA TODAY NETWORK

Given the statements and interviews provided by Amy Adams-Strunk, Ran Carthon, and Brian Callahan since the latter’s hire two weeks ago, it’s safe to say that Tennessee’s new direction features a heavy emphasis on passing the football on offense. To do that, the Titans will need to protect the passer much better than they did during the last phase of the Mike Vrabel era.

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