For the Boys!!! Will this be the week the Titans finally get some respect? Coming off of back to back wins against Super Bowl contenders, do the Titans finally get the talk they warrant? Defeating the reigning Super Bowl Champions was no easy task, and it certainly would not have been possible without our player of the week.
Player of the Week
Corey Davis was a force on the field Sunday vs. the Eagles. He saw a whopping 15 targets, hauling in 9 of them for 161 yards and a touchdown. That touchdown? Yeah, it came at the most crucial time in the game. Overtime didn’t start well, as the Eagles seemed to move the ball at will. The Titans defense made a stand and held them to a field goal, giving Davis and the offense one last chance. Davis took advantage and walked it off for the Titans.
We knew this game was coming, we just didn’t think it was going to be this soon. It was the perfect storm for Davis, as he was going against a reeling Jalen Mills. With Rishard Matthews departing the team, Corey Davis was primed to step up and make an immediate impact. In fact, one of FPC’s very own writers, Matt Duckworth, has been a huge Davis advocate. Well, Matt, you were right, the breakout happened. Rejoice Titans fans, Corey Davis has officially arrived. With Mariota and Davis’ connection looking primed, expect the Titans to only get better from here.
Davis was already the clear number 1 receiver on the team. After this performance, expect teams to have to better game plan for him. This is going to open up room for others to produce. As Mariota keeps getting healthier, the Titans are going to keep getting more dangerous. Imagine what we could do if we can just figure out our run game. Luckily, Davis’ production will open up the run game, because teams will have to be wary of play action.
Davis’ emergence and Mariota’s health have the Titans looking like real contenders in a wide-open AFC. People keep doubting us, and we keep proving them wrong. Ironically, the Titans have a glaring similarity to last years Super Bowl Champions. They have the next man up mentality, and their players are legitimately all in this together. You hear teams all the time say they’re all in, but the Titans are taking that to a new level. How much credit does Vrabel deserve for this start to the season?