2014 Season Thoughts

It's funny when you look at all the NFL pundits and how they review the upcoming season (for any year). Every single one of them for the most seasoned ESPN/NFL Network/ to the smallest of podcaster () have a varying degree of guesswork on how various teams and players will perform when it comes to game time. I realize that most of the time my speculation is not nearly as accurate as someone like a Peter King or Adam Schefter, but with the information I have available to me, my speculation (guesses) can get closer and closer.

That being said, here are my "lesser expert" predictions:

Players

Jake Locker will begin to turn heads with his play, and will quickly lead the Titans offense into one of the top scoring ones in the league. I believe by week 3 he will be talked about on a regular basis on several sports networks. However, by week 12 the Titans will be on the edge of missing the playoffs, and they will start to say he can't lead the team into the playoffs (much less the Super Bowl).

Shonn Greene will be replaced by Bishop Sankey by the bye week. However, neither Greene nor Sankey will get a 1,000 yards this season. However, the Titans' running backs will show flashes of great things in the passing game with both Dexter McCluster and Biship Sankey catching 50 balls each by the end of the season.

Justin Hunter will have his breakout year and catch 18 TDs on 75 catches.

Kendall Wright will continue his steady improvement, and be a primary target for Locker on 3rd down.

The defense will start off the season struggling against both the pass and the run, but by midseason the run defense will be corrected. However, the Titans will continue to struggle in the passing game. Wreh-Wilson will lose his starting role, and a miriad of players will be used to fill in. However, Wreh-Wilson will regain the role by the end of the season only because the Titans don't have a suitable replacement.

Michael Griffin will rejuvinate his career and have at least 8 interceptions on the year.

Team

The Titans will struggle to fill the seats in the first half of the season, but by the end there will be new hope in the fanbase and the sellout streak will continue.

The team will make the playoffs in the last spot, but be eliminated in the first round.

The Titans will see some of the worst home weather in team history, with several games having snow.

The team will begin preliminary discussions about a new stadium.