Mike Herndon: First-Game Film Review Of 2023 Titans' Draft Picks

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Preseason football is here and that means fans and analysts everywhere are rushing to find video evidence to confirm their prior opinions and take premature victory laps on the internet. So we’ll start this column with a reminder that this is just one very small snapshot of a much larger body of work that these players are putting together over the course of training camp.

Aug 12, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Will Levis (8) looks to pass in the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
Will Levis/ © Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

Allowing 12 snaps from the Titans' starting offensive line to convince you that there won’t be any blocking issues in Tennessee this year is a mistake. I could go back and find 12 snap stretches where the 2022 Titans offensive line looked good as well (and against better competition than a toothless Bears front). Similarly, you shouldn’t be letting Josh Whyle’s two poor moments lead you to believe that he should be cut today.

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