NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Some lingering thoughts about the 0-1 Titans.

While Mike Vrabel insists the end-of-game scenario went just as he wanted, it’s hard to fathom that taking a timeout after a 21-yard Ryan Tannehill-to-Kyle Philips connection went out of bounds and stopped the clock was him deciding to be very clear about what they wanted to do.

Kyle Philips

The entire offense was trying to hurry to get a play off with Mike Vrabel only calling time right as the clock neared zero.

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Scout's take: The biggest concerns coming out of the Titans' ugly loss

BY BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The New York Giants have been one of the worst teams in the NFL over the past five seasons.

When the 2022 season is over they will again.

Kristian Fulton and Zach Cunningham

The Giants are rebuilding and not up for a 17-game run. But in their game Sunday they were able to dismantle a team in the Titans that has high hopes for a playoff run.

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Paul KuharskyNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- I knew you were upset about that one, and I absolutely understand why. So click into the big postgame broadcast and hear everyone commiserate.

We covered all the big issues of the Titans' opening day loss to the Giants -- the big plays they gave up, the ones they didn't find, some very debatable third-and-1 calls, Saquon Barkley outperforming Derrick Henry, the woeful run defense and Who Run It?

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans’ organization was absolutely beaming over their opening day sloganeering with Three 6 Mafia.

Who Run It. We Run It.

It’s a call and response sure to resonate in Nissan Stadium for some time to come.

Saquon Barkley

Unfortunately on Sunday, the “we” was the New York Giants, who ran for 238 yards against the Titans, 164 of it on just 18 carries from Saquon Barkley, whose 2-point conversion on a shovel-pass from Daniel Jones with 1:06 remaining proved to be the winning points in a 21-20 debacle.

Those 238 felt like even more to Jeffery Simmons.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Titans special teamer and safety A.J. Moore is out for the season with an ankle injury he suffered in the second quarter of the team’s opening day loss to the Giants.

Moore was helped off the field by Giants punter Jamie Gillan in the first quarter, was carted into the locker room and was announced as out of the game a short while later.

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Scout's take: Titans' offensive line, corners will face challenges vs. Giants

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The New York Giants are under a new front office and head coach in Brian Daboll who comes from the Buffalo Bills as their former offensive coordinator.

The focus on the team in the offseason was to acquire high-level players through the draft and free agency to add to a team that was void of any real NFL superstars.

Kyle Philips

Kyle Philips/ Pool photo, Donald Page, Tennesse Titans 

The team that the Giants will run out on the Nissan Stadium field in Week One will be young but has talent on each level of the offense and defense.

Their depth will be suspect, but this is just the start of their build.

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PodcastArtNASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A new podcast episode awaits you and you can find it through the very friendly and helpful Linktree.

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Subjects I delve into:

  • The offense getting into a rhythm and finding a groove
  • The stink of Cincinnati
  • Protection for Ryan Tannehill, and one great thing about him
  • Figuring out the Giants on the fly
  • Finding big plays in the passing game
  • Josh Gordon's timetable
  • Roger McCreary playing outside and in
  • Derrick Henry's numbers and the frequency of stacked boxes
  • How Malik Willis gets better now
  • Officiating points of emphasis
  • My picks for the league
  • A couple stats to know

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans need to be a bigger play offense.

Per Inside Edge, Ryan Tannehill has completed passes for 20 or more yards on just 79 of his 1,012 total passing attempts (8) since the 2020 season, the eighth-lowest rank amongst qualified QBs.

Robert Woods

Last season, the Titans threw for 20 or more yards on 35 of 535 attempts last season, fourth-worst in the NFL.

And they open the season Sunday without the one most explosive receiver they had, A.J. Brown who they chose to trade over a contract battle during the draft.

So where do they turn as they search for an increase in X plays, what they call explosive plays?

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