4. Cody Parkey, The New Kicker In Town
There’s a single job kickers in ANY level of football have, just make kicks.
Ex-Titans kicker, Cairos Santos, didn’t seem to understand the memo. As Santos missed FOUR field goals in last Sunday’s loss to Buffalo.
The next day, Santos was released, and Cody Parkey was brought on as the team’s temporary kicker.
Parkey is widely known for his missed field goal that ended the Bears’ season against the Eagles. Parkey isn’t stuck in the past though, he’s ready to just do his job for his new squad.
“You kind of just leave it in the past,” Parkey said in the locker room on Wednesday. “It is a new year, it is 2019 and not ‘18 anymore. So I am just chugging along I am just excited to be a Titan.”
via Jim Wyatt of TitansOnline
This attitude will be put to the test though, as Parkey will be tasked with being someone the Titans can actually depend on to simply do their job.
5. How Will The Titans Handle Von Miller?
Von Miller hasn’t had a great start to this season. Miller only has 2 sacks on the season so far, and he’s gone without a sack in 4 of his 5 games played this season.
For a player of Miller’s caliber, that’s pretty eye opening to say the least.
But for Miller, a game like this has to have him salivating. He’ll have a shot to go against a struggling Titans OL, with RT Jack Conklin being one of the big men up front that’s struggling to find consistency.
If Miller can get going early on, watch out, because his tears don’t last for just a small amount of time.
They can and will last the whole entire game.
6. Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman Are 2 of The Broncos’ Saving Graces On Offense
We should all know the caliber of Phillip Lindsay and how explosive he can be in space. That’s why the play of Rashaan Evans and Jayon Brown will be so important in the steps for a Titans win this Sunday.
Lindsay in space is like having a sandwich without mayo, you just can’t let it happen. His speed is evident and has continued to burn NFL defenses so far this year.
He’s an excellent pass catcher as well.
This type of skillset will absolutely torment you all game long if you aren’t able to get a hold of it.
Lindsay isn’t the only back that’s played well for the Broncos this season.
Royce Freeman, a 2nd year pro out of Oregon, brings his own set of skills to the table as well.
These 2 players combined, have rushed for 577 yards and have scored 3 touchdowns. Pretty damn good for a Broncos offense that’s downright bleh on paper.
Watch out for these 2, as they can take a game and turn it on its head.
7. Kevin Byard’s Success Against Joe Flacco Is Pretty Good
Kevin Byard has had success against a great deal of QBs around the NFL. But he’s had the most against none other than Joe Flacco.
Byard has picked off Flacco 3 times.
2 times during a win against the Ravens in 2017.
Once more against the Ravens on a rainy day last season.
Flacco is still the same QB, who’s prone to the same old risks. If Byard can get his hands on another Flacco pass, maybe, JUST maybe, he can spark some life into a sleeping Titans offense.
We’ll see if Byard can continue his success this Sunday.
Flip the page for my prediction for this game.