Fans are short for fanatics for a reason.
One of the latest stories of fans being fanatics comes from Eagles WR A.J. Brown, who says Titans fans are after him.
Brown was once a member of the Titans and was loved. Until he was traded to the Eagles, the Titans could desperately use him while he’s thriving with his new team.
Sunday, he and the Eagles will be playing his former team, and he was asked about it and said the fans hate him and that most fans are out to get him. He also says part of it is his fault because of some of the things he said and did regarding the Titans, like pointing out how none of their WRs could get open and telling fans he was the best WR they had.
Treylon Burks is starting to come around as a replacement.
Burks had a similar kind of sturdy build that the Titans saw in Brown, along with the ability to get chunks of yards after the catch and make contested catches.
“He’s a heckuva player,” Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill said of Burks. “He’s talented, got size, great strength, has hands, judges the ball well and can run. He has everything you’re looking for.”
At the combine, Burks said he studied and applied a lot of aspects of Brown’s game to his own. While there are plenty of similarities, the Titans and Burks have maintained all along that Burks’ job is to carve out his own role in the offense rather than be Brown’s replacement.
“I’ve looked up to him with me being in college and him being who he is,“ Burks said. “But he’s A. J. I’m Treylon. We’re two different people. I just play my game, and he plays his.”
Burks is starting to emerge as a playmaker after a shaky start that included missing minicamp because of asthma and conditioning issues along with a stint on injured reserve because of a turf toe injury.
“He has to be the best version of Treylon,” receivers coach Rob Moore said, “and we’re starting to see what that looks like.”
It should be a fun game.
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