Tennessee Titans Preview: Top Five Position Battles in Training Camp
As the Tennessee Titans enter training camp there will be those who already know they have a job.
Some others aren't quite as sure.
Training camp might be the deciding factor in whether a player will be on the field, sitting on the bench, or watching at home.
Here are the top 5 position battles heading into training camp for the Tennessee Titans.
No. 5: Defensive End
Players battling for position: Jason Babin, William Hayes, Jacob Ford, Derrick Morgan
Some may think this is a no brainer for Babin and Morgan and maybe it is. But Jacob Ford and William Hayes have something neither of those men have and that's experience in this defensive scheme.
Though it is still likely we see Jason Babin and first round draft pick Derrick Morgan starting here, Jeff Fisher will still make them earn their starting spots.
No. 4: Defensive Tackle
Players battling for position: Jason Jones, Tony Brown, Sen'Derrick Marks, Javon Haye
As the Titans go into their second Post-Haynesworth season, the question of who will be the next big man to step up is still unanswered.
Tennessee runs a 4-3 defense and Tony Brown will likely be one of the two starting tackles.
As for who the man next to him will be? Anyone have a three-sided coin?
No. 3: Backup Running Back
Players battling for position: Javon Ringer, Legarrette Blount, Alvin Pearman, Stafon Johnson
It's rather safe to say Chris Johnson will be one of those guys who knows his job is secure come training camp.
As for the man behind him?
Javon Ringer is favored as of right now, but Legarrette Blount isn't making it easy on him with Pearman and Johnson not far behind either.
No. 2: Corner Back and Safety
Players battling for position at CB: Ryan Mouton, Tye Hill, Jason McCourty
Players battling for position at SS: Donnie Nickey, Myron Rolle, Vincent Fuller, Robert Johnson
Tennessee's secondary is changing constantly throughout the game.
Cortland Finnegan is about the only defensive back constantly on the field, but the answer of who will stand across him at the other corner back spot is unknown.
Tye Hill is the favorite over Ryan Mouton and Jason McCourty, but Jeff Fisher won't just give anyone a spot without making them earn it.
While Michael Griffin and Chris Hope are still starters, Vincent Fuller and Donnie Nickey will work for their share of downs.
Let's not forget about Myron Rolle and Robert Johnson, both of whom have many Titans fans begging Coach Fisher to put them on the field.
No. 1: Wide Receiver
Players battling for position: Kenny Britt, Justin Gage, Nate Washington
Even though Tennessee is a running team, all three of these men want the number one slot.
Kenny Britt stood out tremendously as a rookie last season and showed some impressive catching ability and maturity in last years Cardinals game and the entire season, so he is the favorite here.
Rest assured however, Nate Washington and Justin Gage both will be fighting him for that number one slot.
Tennessee has yet to have a real stand-out wide receiver in the past few year, but for any of these three men to beat out their teammates, they will have to step up their game to a new level.