Titans head coach hopes to calm rookies’ nerves before first NFL preseason game against Jets.
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The Tennessee Titans kick off the preseason Saturday with a trip to MetLife Stadium to take on the Jets. Follow along below for updates throughout the game.
► After getting steamrolled in his first series in the game, the night hasn’t gotten easier for Alex Tanney: The Jets have piled up 7 sacks. With Matt Cassel still recovering from thumb surgery, they might get Ferguson back in there to spare Tanney further damage.
► Still nearly 10 minutes left in this game, but the takeaway for Tennessee is clear: Mariota looks like like he’s back and ready to go. And as our Joe Rexrode writes, that’s the single most important factor if the Titans want to be special this season.
► Impressive 41-yard carry by Akeem Judd. Took advantage of a huge hole, but showed good speed and vision at the second level. Unfortunately, Tanney promptly under-throws a ball to the end zone and it’s picked off. Jets still lead, 7-3.
► That Taylor catch might be the highlight of the game, but it’s not a deep field of candidates. We’re firmly into “depth chart evaluation” territory, with most of the starters watching from the bench.