Scout's Take: Titans' Best Included RBs, Teair Tart, Andre Dillard and Alize Mack

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans need a healthy Ryan Tannehill on offense for 17 weeks. Malik Willis is still a backup, developmental-type player and rookie Will Levis missed an important game environment to continue his growth.  

Best things I saw

The running back position is in good hands: Even without Derrick Henry the team in the first two weeks has found a running game with rookie Tyjae Spears and second-year player Julius Chestnut. Willis was also effective running the ball.

Spears gives this team a speed element that is lacking at the receiver position. His versatility and ability to give Henry a rest will also pay dividends to the team later in the year.

Tennessee Titans running back Tyjae Spears (32) slips past Minnesota Vikings cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (23) to pick up a first down at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2023.
Tyjae Spears beats Andrew Booth Jr. / © Andrew Nelles / The Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK

In the past couple of seasons, the Titans had to ride Henry deep into the later parts of the regular season to have a chance at a playoff run. This season Spears will be a part of that run and will help keep Henry fresh. 

Teair Tart looks ready to control the middle of the defense: He has also improved his upfield penetration against the pass

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