Jim Wyatt Answers Questions From Titans Fans


Jim Wyatt

NASHVILLE – It is NFL schedule week.

We already know the Titans will journey to face the Payments in Week 2, on Monday Night time Soccer.

In a couple of days, we’ll know the remainder of the schedule, with dates and occasions.

What else do you wish to know?

Let’s discover out on this Tuesday’s Titans mailbag…

This is the hyperlink to ask questions: CLICK HERE

Joe Warren from Warren, Arkansas

Query: The Titans have our hometown hero now, Treylon Burks. Will we see him begin this season?

Jim: Hey Joe. Properly, loads hinges on Treylon, and the way rapidly he adapts to the NFL, will get in control with the playbook, performs, and many others. Take a look at the Titans receiving corps and there isn’t any doubt he has an excellent alternative to make an early influence. Nevertheless it will not be straightforward, and I’ve seen loads of rookie receivers battle early. I believe Treylon has an opportunity to succeed as a rookie, however we’ll see. I am going to get my first take a look at him this weekend at rookie minicamp.

Patrick Rupp from Franklin, Wisconsin

Query: Howdy Jim. I imagine the Titans performed a necessity helpful draft and like what they did. The query I’ve is the Titans are excessive on their TE choose? I do know rookies take time to develop, however why spend 3M on Swain in the event you’re taking a TE close to the center of your picks? My opinion they need to of took that cash all be it Swain is a blocker greater than a receiver and utilized that cash into the O-line. Ideas?? And Thank You from a 40 12 months plus Oiler/Titan fan from Wisconsin and sure I’m one of many few that’s Anti Packers.

Jim: Hey Patrick. Good to listen to from you. Tight finish Chig Okonkwo from Maryland, taken within the fourth spherical, is who you are referring too. And sure, the crew is excessive on him. I actually just like the seems of him myself. He jogs my memory loads of Jonnu Smith, the best way he performs, and his physique kind. The Titans bought a strong tight finish in free company as nicely in Austin Hooper. I’ve heard from some of us who weren’t fired up with the Swaim signing, I suppose as a result of he isn’t a flashy participant. However the teaching employees actually likes him, and so does the GM. However I hear ya, the query marks on the o-line have not gone away, and the crew might not be executed there but so it is honest sport to surprise aloud.

Brett Heard from Nashville, Tennessee

Query: Hate shedding AJ, however I get it. Our protection is what saved us in video games and that protection will quickly value some huge cash to maintain collectively. We’re a working crew and don’t should be paying a WR $25 million a 12 months. He must be paid however his availability as a consequence of accidents doesn’t warrant that kind of contract on this offense. I’ve to agree with Tannehill’s feedback. It isn’t his job to educate up his substitute. How is he going to get higher if he’s spending his time teaching the participant that might be subsequent in line? I’m not bought on Willis (there’s a cause all these QB’s dropped like they did, and Pickett was an enormous attain) however I hope he proves me mistaken. He looks as if a great child that most likely had probably the most upside of any of the QB’s accessible, in order a Titans fan, I clearly hope he’s profitable. I like this draft class. Burks was who I needed, simply didn’t count on it to occur the best way it did! I believe Chig was an excellent choice. Hopefully we return to utilizing TE’s the best way we used to. I can not wait to yell Chiiiiigggggg! when he has large performs on Sunday.

Jim: Or, how about singing, “Gettin’ Chiggy with it?” I can hear it enjoying on the loudspeakers now…

Isaac Diffenderfer from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee

Query: Welp, after days of crying, I am lastly in a position to speak about AJ with out tears in my eyes (barely.) To begin with, this implies the Titans are going to signal a veteran WR……. Proper? I imply, we’ve got brains, we aren’t SO* silly. We’ve got to have a plan to signal somebody like OBJ, and even commerce for Deebo or Terry McLaurin! As a result of proper now, our WR core is a man coming of a tore ACL, a rookie, and Nick Westbrook Ikhine. I like NWI however he isn’t sufficient to hold the crew proper now. Except he someway breaks out this 12 months and turns into a prime 10 wideout. I can dream. So, Jim, do you suppose the Titans are trying into the WR market? In that case, who ought to they get?

*despite the fact that we’re fairly rattling silly for buying and selling away our #1 offensive weapon while Henry was injured. Additionally, congrats Henry, you at the moment are our whole offense!

Jim: Hey Isaac. I am not going to rule it out, and there is a man or two I like accessible. I believe the crew needs to provide the fellows at present on the roster an opportunity to compete, after which see how issues are going. However like I stated, some guys are on the market, and others shall be sooner or later as nicely.

Tommy Henley from Cookeville, Tennessee

Query: Hey Jim. Hope all is nicely an tremendously appreciated wat you do for us followers, however everybody has to understand bout AJ the NFL is a enterprise and want him nicely, an Tannehill inform em maintain his head up an do not hearken to critics I bought religion in him. I been watching sport highlights of our new draft picks an I am very impressed Treylon, Phillips, Jackson, all of them shall be coached nicely I believe Treylon shall be a beast, an Phillips man can he run routes good foot work, however cannot look ahead to oncoming season inform our guys an coaches this Titan 4LIFE is has full religion in them an welcome to Titans Nation household thanks once more Jim. GO TITANS BABY!!!!!

Jim: Admire it, Tommy.

Carol Thomas from Chattanooga, Tennessee

Query: Okay I bought over the shock of shedding AJ. I want him nicely and hope it isn’t a transfer he’ll remorse. I consider Tom Brady on the subject of eager to win when he stated if he could not stay off $10 million a 12 months then one thing was mistaken. In fact, he has different sources of revenue in order that was not an actual illustration of his wealth. LOL

My query this week has to do with the most recent drama over an announcement made by Ryan Tannehill about mentoring Malik Willis. Why does it appear to be there’s a marketing campaign to push Tannehill to the facet and each week a brand new controversy pops up??

Kobe Bryant grew up watching the G.O.A.T of the NBA, Michael Jordan. However when Kobe hit that hardwood flooring in video games towards Jordan, there was no mentoring by Jordan. Kobe was handled identical to the opposite opponents Jordan confronted as a result of above all else Jordan needed to win no matter Kobe’s inexperience within the NBA these first years. Now it’s a truth Kobe turned an excellent participant but it surely was executed not due to any mentoring by Jordan but it surely was as a consequence of what he realized on his personal and with the assistance of the folks whose job it was to educate and mentor him.

I hope that when the time comes for Willis to takeover the QB spot, he may have his personal experiences in addition to what he learns from watching Ryan Tannehill’s efficiency however it isn’t Ryan Tannehill’s job to educate him. Willis has the very best coach within the NFL, Mike Vrabel. No different coach within the NFL may have taken greater than 91 gamers off the apply squad and from the streets to get to not simply the Division win but additionally the primary seed within the AFL when the crew had been written off after Derrick’s harm. Willis will get his flip and we are able to solely hope that like Kobe he’ll know what to do with it. In the meantime, Ryan Tannehill is our QB. It’s previous time to recover from the loss to the Bengals and prepare for the 2022 season as a result of from the seems of our schedule there aren’t any straightforward video games. TITANUP!!

Jim: Hello Carol. I recognize your e-mail. Sure, I am uninterested in listening to all the new takes on Ryan Tannehill’s feedback on mentorship. I believe it bought approach an excessive amount of play throughout a sluggish information week. The truth is I believe Ryan will assist Malik, and be a great teammate. It is a disgrace he is been ripped by so many over what I believe was merely a poor selection of phrases, or interpretation of his phrases. Undecided your Kobe/Jordan comparability matches, although, as a result of these guys had been opponents, not teammates. I do suppose Ryan must – and can – be a great teammate to Malik as a result of it’s going to make the crew higher. And that is an important factor.

Kevin Washington from Baltimore, Maryland

Query: I believe there’s been an excessive amount of made out of Ryan Tannehill and his remarks about Malik Willis? Agree.

Jim: I simply surprise what of us would have stated if Ryan responded by saying: “My No.1 job is to mentor Malik Willis and I will spend all my time doing that.”

Harry Prentiss from Sunbury, Pennsylvania

Query: After the draft probably the most urgent query I’ve is how can folks surprise the place the Titans improved? Drafting Treylon Burks was a winner with me each with AJ or with out. Burks is bodily like Brown and is an enormous play man who ought to pair nicely with Woods who is best than Julio Jones. Two enhancements though Brown shall be missed and he was one in every of my favourite Titan gamers let’s not neglect he missed 6 video games the final 2 years. I appreciated the choose of McCreary who performed excessive stage competitors within the SEC and actually cherished the choose of Haskins as a backup for the King. He is bought Henry attributes in that he is a powerful and fast energy again and he by no means fumbles. The large lineman from Ohio State is a pleasant choose as nicely. So I really feel we’ve got probably with the signing of Hooper as nicely drastically improved this offense. Titan Up everyone and imagine in JRob and Vrabes.

Jim: Hey Harry. Thanks for chiming in. I just like the picks, too, however these guys are going to should settle in and step up. A.J.’s manufacturing will not be straightforward to match. I do suppose Woods shall be extra productive than Julio.

Josh Cater from Chattanooga, Tennessee

Query: Jim, Wow! The hate prepare has been has been rolling quick and livid! I, like others, hate to see AJ go, however sadly for the followers, the NFL is a enterprise. Groups and gamers alike should make enterprise selections. I do see a silver lining that we can resign Jeff, David and Nate hopefully subsequent 12 months as a result of we’re getting youthful at so many positions.

My remark is about Ryan. If you hearken to the interview his phrases about Malik do not sound vengeful or harsh, however simply matter of truth about competitors.. I believe if he may redo the interview now, he would reduce out the mentor remark. I do not thoughts the sentiment, but it surely ought to go unsaid. I used to be extra disenchanted that it revealed an angle that was not crew first – Titans first. That is what I like concerning the guys JRob and Vrabes choose to play for them. They’re powerful and crew centered!

Submit draft I’m as enthusiastic about this crew as I’ve ever been! The season cannot get right here quick sufficient! Titan up!

Jim: That is honest, Josh. Admire you chiming in.

Walt Slaughter from Raleigh, North Carolina

Query: Why, Jim …………… would an overpaid QB like Tannehill really feel obliged to volunteer that his job is to not mentor rookie Malik Willis? Besides possibly that Ryan is aware of he isn’t mentor materials? No. 17 has put up some good numbers however at finest he’s a serviceable sign caller. Neither had been the Titans obliged to advise him upfront of their draft decisions as he appears to suppose. I do not get him.

Jim: We have tackled the mentoring remark in right here a lot, and everybody without any consideration to his/her opinion. I do agree it did not sound nice. … Ryan by no means anticipated anybody to alert him upfront of the draft decisions. All he did was reply a query on if he’d been informed/knowledgeable. Frankly, it was a nasty query (and I do not even keep in mind who requested it). Malik was the 86th choose of the draft. Nobody wants a heads up about choosing a man 86th.

Adam Finlan from Spring Hill, Tennessee

Query: Hey Jim is Adam I’m a Down syndrome about this Tennessee Titans world champion and go to tremendous bowl at Arizona with Malik Willis identical to a Tom Brady file.

Jim: Hope you are doing nice, Adam!

John Mellos from Montreal, Quebec

Query: Howdy Jim! Massive fan of your writing and a very long time fan of the titans. To begin with, that needs to be one of many craziest drafts I can keep in mind! Though I used to be blindsided by the AJ Brown commerce I believe JRob did an excellent job of constructing the easiest out of that state of affairs and I’m left feeling optimistic and pretty excited for the upcoming season. However I’m writing to you this week in a determined try and pump the brakes on the Tannehill hate prepare that appears to be leaving the station at this very second. I perceive that many followers had been left with a bitter style of their mouth after that loss to the bengals, imagine me, so was I. However I believe we’d like to remember how cash Tannehill has been for us since he took over at QB and what he managed to perform with some of the injured groups in nfl historical past final season. I perceive the temptation to leap ship particularly with a flashy new rookie arriving however I believe we have to present Tannehill the respect he has earned and settle for that he’s our greatest hope to convey a Tremendous Bowl to the Titans within the Derrick Henry Period.

Cheers and Titan up!

Query: Thanks for taking the time, John.

Randy Porter from Hendersonville, Tennessee

Query: Hello Jim ! After watching current feedback by Ryan Tannehill, I truly gained new respect for him. His feedback had been a reminder on the extent of strain athletes are beneath, not solely from the media and followers, however from themselves. Everybody has skilled letting down buddies, household, or a couple of coworkers, however I can not think about feeling like I let “everybody” down, together with myself. I am glad Ryan did spend time with a sports activities therapists, as many athletes do. In reality, many franchises maintain them on employees. Ryan sat his ego apart, was trustworthy and forthright and I respect that. Many would argue that “it comes with the job”, or “he is paid nicely to deal with the strain”. Properly, whereas which may be legitimate and sure he is one of many hardest QB’s I’ve seen, however he is nonetheless human. As for Willis, I agree with Ryan. His job is to not put together Malik, however to organize himself first. Ryan has beat himself up over the past sport and so has everybody else. A little bit an excessive amount of. However now he is aware of he has to get himself prepared for a brand new season and if followers are good, they are going to help him, as an alternative of continuous to berate him, which won’t win video games. Sure, Ryan has made errors like each different participant has, however he’s our beginning QB who took a pieced-together crew on his shoulders, and took them to the playoffs greater than as soon as. Have we forgotten that so quickly? And, he is executed it at occasions with little assist or help. Now, this is what Ryan hasn’t executed. He hasn’t pointed a single finger at others who contributed to our final loss. He by no means blamed teaching selections, the dearth of safety, or the receivers. He put all blame on himself and we blamed him too, which is simply not honest. This crew has develop into an excellent crew with Tannehill on the helm and if we wish one other successful season, we higher all do not forget that and help our chief. In any case, he is been one of many few issues we may rely on, sport after sport, and I respect and recognize that. So, like shedding A.J., sufficient. Let’s let it go and Titan Up !

Jim: All the time good to listen to from you Randy!

Joe Pinzur from Hartsville, Tennessee

Query: Jim. I’ve a fast response to the entire Titans followers who had been so upset by the AJ Brown commerce:

“It is referred to as a wage cap; in the event you do not prefer it, go cheer for the NY Yankees!” The Finish

Jim: We do not want any extra Yankees followers on the market, Joe…

Dave Stalder from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Query: Hey, Jim. Undecided what to suppose. Some individuals are joyful. Most are mad. That is my crew. I’ve belief in King Henry, however…

Jim: This feels like a rustic track…

Jason Petty from Lebanon, Tennessee

Query: Jim, you need to be awarded a Metallic of Valor for coping with US followers that use you to vent our anger and frustrations. YES I flew as quick as my web would get me to your mailbag after I heard the information AJ Brown was traded. I like many different followers was dumbfounded when the information drop kicked me straight in my face. To not point out I am nonetheless utterly coronary heart damaged (and unable to recover from) Freddie Freeman leaving my/ HIS Braves for the HATED Dodgers. 2 extremely beloved gamers leaving my groups had dealt a crushing blow to my hopes for MAGICAL endings to Superb seasons for my MLB & NFL groups. AJ was the primary WR we drafted , developed, and changed into 1 of the very best within the sport. After many busts or guys that did NOT stay as much as the hype. For all of the Kenny Britts, Doreal Inexperienced-Beckhams, Kendal Wright, we have drafted with excessive hopes AJ truly panned out. To not point out getting 2 of the video games absolute BEST receivers at or close to the top of their careers (Moss/Jones). Now that extra particulars have come out, & regardless of what the media claims I perceive why he was traded. With all that stated, my query is that this. How do the Titans of 2022 stack up with the Division? The opposite groups all appeared to get what the Nationwide media noticed as holes, but everybody thinks the Titans could have stuffed some holes on protection, however they’ve simply put all the offensive load utterly on King Henry’s again. Thanks once more Jim for listening, and for placing up with us. Have an excellent week

Jim: All good, Jason! Hey, it is arduous for me to provide predictions/consider these Titans with out seeing them on the sphere. Little question the crew has loads of questions nonetheless. I like among the acquisitions, however the crew clearly nonetheless has some questions marks on the offensive line, and at receiver. I believe the protection goes to be strong. In the meantime, the Colts have gotten higher. I believe the AFC South goes to be aggressive, and the Titans may have an excellent probability to win it. However clearly the aim is far greater after successful it the previous two years.

Have an excellent week everybody!


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