Fans of the Tennessee Titans are certainly hoping that the 2015 season wraps up much better than the 2-14 egg they laid last season. The team is entering year two under Ken Wisenhunt and are hoping that some offseason rebuilding moves will make a positive impact and propel them to the next level in the NFL. To begin with, they selected Marcus Mariota second overall in the 2015 draft in the hopes that he is the future of the franchise. Tennessee is banking on a smooth transition from Oregon’s hurry-up spread offense to a more conventional pro-style offense as Mariota certainly has the physical skills to be successful under center in the NFL. In the backfield, last year’s rookie Bishop Sankey was a disappointment with only 569 yards rushing on the season and will have stiff competition from David Cobb, a 2015 fifth round pick who could end up taking over the starting job at some point. As far as receivers go, the Titans added a few veterans via free agency in Harry Douglas and Hakeem Nicks and drafted Dorial-Green Beckham who is a 6’5 237-pound freakishly talented wideout. The team is hoping that Justin Hunter finally steps up as an elite receiver this season and that this new corps along with proven tight end Delanie Walker can gel with Mariota for a successful 2015 run. Defensively, the Titans biggest move was the hiring of legendary defensive mind Dick LeBeau from the Steelers. On the field, their biggest offseason acquisition was the signing of Brian Orakpo from Washington.
While the pass rusher has had his share of sideline time due to injury, if he can remain healthy will create a solid tandem with Derrick Morgan. The Titans secondary was revamped as safety Bernard Pollard was released and replaced with Da ‘Norris Searcy from the Buffalo Bills. At corner, Perrish Cox was brought in from the 49’ers as an upgrade over Blidi Wreh-Wilson who struggled last season in coverage.
Fans can expect an improvement over the 2014 season with this young and talented Titans team. With a new quarterback that holds the key to the future of the franchise, things are certainly looking up in Tennessee. Be sure to grab your Tennessee Titans tickets and come out to support this new and exciting version of the team.