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Divisional Record: 3-3
Chance of Being a Sleeper: Medium
The Tennessee Titans are in an a bit of an awkward situation.
The organization is stuck between rebuilding and win-now modes, and the result of that is usually mediocrity. Matt Hasselbeck was brought in to mentor rookie Jake Locker, and defensive veterans were dropped from the roster in favor of giving young players experience. Both point to the Titans leaning towards rebuilding.
Tennessee is moving towards a new era under coach Mike Munchak, and these kinds of things usually take a few years to develop. When you release old talent such as Stephen Tulloch and Jason Babin in favor of new players such as Akeem Ayers, this shows a team that is more focused on the next few years.
Yet, the Titans will have a decent season. The team boasts one of the easiest schedules in the league this year, with matchups against beatable teams such as the Bengals, Browns and Broncos. In addition to this, both the offense and defense will be decent. Chris Johnson is still a pretty good running back from what I've heard, and Kenny Britt will look to have another breakout year.
This season should consist of a few things for the Titans: a more stable position at quarterback, lots of kinks to work out in coaching and the defense and the emergence of young talent as legitimate threats. However, it should not be considered a season to see the Titans in the playoffs.