Scouting review: How the Titans got back to their formula

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans got exactly what they wanted out of the Seahawks game, a win.

They were able to establish the run game after another slow offensive start in the first quarter.

One staple of an Arthur Smith run offense was his unique ability to stick with the run game and Derrick Henry even if it didn’t work early in the contest. He was almost stubborn that way, but it led to a lot of comeback wins.

Derrick Henry

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In Week One, Todd Downing did not show that patience but in Week Two down early he stayed patient and continued to call the run plays that eventually led to some big runs and overwhelming time of possession that unleased their best offensive player in Henry and most importantly wore down the Seattle defense.

A makeshift Titans’ offensive line is less of an issue when it is run blocking. Lesser talented blockers are more exposed in a passing game than run.

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