Coach Mike Munchak said using more no-huddle offense is "maybe something we have to do more." "I think there’s a spot in the game where if a guy gets a feel — and Jake [Locker] gets it — we stay with it," Munchak said. "Maybe that’s something we have to do more." Locker completed 7-of-8 passes for 79 yards and a touchdown on the one drive the Titans used the no-huddle last week. Tennessee went three-and-out on its seven other second-half possessions. The Titans want to be a run-first team with Chris Johnson, so we wouldn't expect them to go no-huddle too much.
The Nashville Tennessean reports the Titans are expecting Ryan Fitzpatrick to be their starting quarterback for the "coming weeks." Jake Locker suffered a right hip injury in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 4 win over the Jets and sounds like he'll be sidelined for multiple games. Fitzpatrick came on in relief and completed 3-of-8 passes for 108 yards and one touchdown. His arm is significantly weaker than Locker's. It's a big downgrade after Locker was off to such a good start for the 3-1 Titans. Look for the Titans to rely on the run game even more, though there are some seriously tough matchups on tap. Tennessee hosts the Chiefs next week. The Titans then travel to Seattle before hosting the 49ers. Their bye comes in Week 8.
The Titans got some unexpected good news Tuesday, and may not be missing their quarterback as long as initially feared.
According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, the Titans confirmed that Jake Locker won’t need surgery to repair the hip injury suffered Sunday, and will miss a few weeks with hip and knee injuries.
While there was some initial speculation that Locker might be headed to the injured reserve/designated for return list, an absence of just a few weeks would lead them to keeping him on the 53-man roster.
They’re still looking for a backup to Ryan Fitzpatrick, but the good news is that’ll be a short-term fix rather than an eight-week need.
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According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Wilkerson has been fined $15,785 for the late his late hit of Locker. Meanwhile, Coples has been fined $7,875 for his part in the play per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Chris Johnson insists he doesn't mind not being the Titans' preferred goal-line back. "It’s a situation where I know I am not going to have a two- or three-yard touchdown," CK?K said. "I have to score my touchdowns from far out because when (we) get close to the end zone they take me out of the game. Of course I want to be in there. ... But when you are winning you can’t go in there and complain."
Following Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Chiefs, Titans OC Dowell Loggains had sharp criticism for Kenny Britt. Working as the No. 3 wideout, Britt had one catch for nine yards. "We're gonna have to reassess everything at this point. We'll evaluate after we watch the tape," Loggains said. "Obviously, I'm not gonna hide anything. He had probably three drops in the game." Loggains was asked if Britt's potential is starting to dry up. "Potential just means you haven't done anything," he responded. Britt is on thin ice in Tennessee and is certainly a trade candidate ahead of the Oct. 29 deadline. It sounds like the Titans will take whatever they can get.