Titans difference makers and prediction of Seahawks vs. Titans
12th Man Rising: Tennessee has some known names like Julio Jones and Derrick Henry but who are 2 or 3 lesser-known Titans that could make a difference against the Seahawks?
Geoffrey Knox: If you’ve read any press clippings or saw any of the game in Week 1, you may have already discovered one. Last season’s 61st-overall selection, Kristian Fulton, was actually given first-round grades by a few NFL scouts, at least he was early, but he fell to the Titans deep in the second round.
He missed all but six games as a rookie and played well when given the opportunity (16 tackles, a sack, a pass breakup, and an interception), so no one should be shocked that he’s playing well now. Truthfully, he was one of the only reasons Titans fans had to smile.
Add Harold Landry and Jeremy McNichols to the discussion as well. After investing high-dollar deals into Bud Dupree and Denico Autry, Landry was in for 54 snaps (the most of any Titans outside linebacker) and was Tennessee’s best pass rusher. Dupree saw 48 snaps. Autry got 30.
Jeremy McNichols was in for 23 snaps in relief of Derrick Henry and appears to be someone the Titans want to feature in the running and passing game. He could be asked to do more in Week 2.
Who wins in week 2?
12th Man Rising: What do you expect to happen in week two and who wins and why?
Geoffrey Knox: Honestly, as stated earlier, asking Tennessee to be a completely healed and different team a week after being beaten up by the Cards seems like a huge ask.
I actually had this one penciled in as a loss before the season began, and I see no reason to change my mind. I think the Hawks come out on top albeit by a closer margin than most anticipate. I’m calling for a final score of 27-24.