March 24, 2018

Titans Sunday Primer: 3 Things to Watch

The much loved Tennessee Titans are coming to visit this Sunday at Reliant and they stand in the way of the Houston Texans pushing their season record to 4-0. The majority of the NFL knows what the outcome “should” be after the final 4th quarter whistle, but the Texans hold a 3-7 all-time record at home against the Titans.

The Texans are deemed healthy heading into Sunday’s game with the exception of Lestar Jean, who is ruled out for the game, while Quintin Demps will be playing with a cast on his right hand. Also, the groin issue that cornerback Johnathan Joesph was dealing with and that held him out the majority of the week, practiced on Friday. Joseph is cleared to go on Sunday and put the fan base at ease with who might have to fill in for Joseph if he couldn’t play.

We take a look at three things to watch heading into Sunday.


Quick Hitters

Claire talked to Music City Miracles (SB Nation/ Titans Blog) about the upcoming game in the “Know Your Opponent” segment. 

Charles Christy highlighted the Texans to watch against the Titans.

We broke down Keshawn Martin and Kevin Walter in our All-22 Breakdown.

With Jonathan Grimes being signed to the New York Jets active roster, the Texans brought back Davin Meggett to the practice squad.

We also focused on our early surprises of the season that have helped to make the Texans a solid roster.

Also, there was a new Luv Ya Steel Blue Podcast this week titled “Cleaver’s Corner”.



Informative Tweets





Three Things to Watch

DeVier Posey at training camp. (2012)

1. Wide receiver DeVier Posey will be active for his first NFL game with Jean on the shelf with his meniscus issue. The way Gary Kubiak has been rotating wide receivers out, it will be safe to say that Posey will get some snaps on offense behind Kevin Walter. Posey will also see time on special teams, but it will be interesting to see if Matt Schaub will throw him a bone offensively. Posey showed with one catch in the preseason that he has some big play ability and now he will have the opportunity on Sunday to make his mark.

2. Connor Barwin has been getting some heat from the media concerning his lack of impact plays the first three weeks of the season. With 6 total tackles in the early part of the season, Barwin needs to get back to what put him on the map in 2011, getting to the quarterback. The biggest difference for Barwin this season is that now he is asked to be in pass coverage and not just a pass rusher. What cannot be overlooked is that he is handling his assignments in the run game and being a part of the team game defensively. Barwin’s time will come and with 13 games left in the season, one big game on Sunday will silence his critics.

3. I will leave it to our good friend Alan Burge when he talks about Arian Foster’s current workload.  Our only comment is, with Ben Tate backing up Foster, there should be no issue with over working Foster this season.  Throw in capable backup Justin Forsett, the Texans have plenty of fresh legs for the rushing attack.

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