The Eagles’ defense should have a good day against a weak Titans O-Line.
The Tennesse Titans were one of the worst offensive lines last season, and the stats back it up. They gave up the seventh-most sacks in the NFL in 2021, and with a less-than-mobile Ryan Tannehill manning the offensive controls, that proved to be problematic all season. He seemingly never had much of a clean pocket last season.
SI’s John Glennon, a trusted voice in the Titans community, wrote about Tennessee’s offensive line and how they struggled not only with the pass blocking but also with run-blocking during the 2021-2022 NFL season.
"The Titans ranked 24th last season with a pass-block win rate of 56 percent, per ESPN, and 24th with a run-block win rate of 69 percent. Pro Football Focus ranked the Titans 27th in pass-blocking with a 54.3 grade, but was more generous than ESPN with a run-block grade of grade of 75.5 (12th overall). Not a single Titans offensive lineman ranked among the NFL’s top 10 in either pass-block or run-block win rate in 2021."
Tannehill didn’t have a lot of time last season, and as a result, he made some poor decisions. The result was the sixth-highest interception total in the NFL as he tossed 14 picks versus only 21 touchdowns. That clearly isn’t the 3-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio teams are looking for.
Tennessee’s questions along their offensive line continue, and the Eagles can make it a rough day for Tannehill. Don’t rule out the possibility of Philly’s defense winding up on the receiving end of a few gift-wrapped turnovers that come by way of his arm either.