Ryan Tannehill on Titans' offense: 'The whole system is pretty much different'

Ryan Tannehill
Ryan Tannehill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Fearing the change from Todd Downing to Tim Kelly will produce only minor changes?

In his first offseason conversation with the press, Ryan Tannehill said it’s a lot bigger than that.

“The whole system is pretty much different,” he said.

Aaron Brewer, who said he’s working at center and in line to play there, spoke before Tannehill and emphasized that the tempo and operation are faster, But Tannehill expanded on that. [Unlocked]

“We’ll see as we get going, but we know we want to put pressure on the defense,” he said. “That might be tempo, that might be personnel changes, that might be different sets in personnels than defenses are typically seeing. So a big emphasis I think is putting pressure on the defense, not just tempo. There are a lot of ways that you can do that and that’s one of those tools.

One of the team’s most dangerous players, Chig Okonkwo, also pointed to speed when asked about the early indications about Kelly’s offense.

“I would say I see a lot of speed involved,” he said. “A lot of plays where we are trying to go really fast and just take what we can before the defense can get there, trying to outflank guys.”

Tannehill said new passing game coordinator and quarterback coach Charles London is a big asset. Mike Vrabel hired him away from the Atlanta Falcons.

"He’s been in this offense for several years before, he has a background and understanding of what we are trying to do and what we are trying to accomplish," Tannehill said. "So just being able to have those conversations of what we are trying to get out of each and every concept, how we are seeing things, whether it’s the mic ID or the progression, or the footwork, just having a guy who’s seen it done for several years is key."

A few other key notes from the press session:

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