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2013 Tennessee Titans Team Preview: Are the Pieces in Place for Locker to Turn the Franchise Around?

Justin Mertes-Mistretta

Justin Mertes-Mistretta

Justin Mertes-Mistretta writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

State of the Franchise

The Titans took a step back in Mike Munchak's second year as head coach, notching three fewer wins than they had in 2011, to finish at 6-10. On the offensive side of the ball, their struggles were brought on by both inconsistency and injuries. Jake Locker, who began the year as the team's starting quarterback, hurt his shoulder in Week 4 and sat out the next five weeks. RB Chris Johnson followed up his worst year as a pro in 2011 with a paltry 45 rushing yards over his first three contests. While he improved as the season wore on, consistency was an issue, as he turned in a total of nine games with a sub-4.0 YPC. Though WR Kenny Britt, who tore his ACL and MCL in Week 3 of 2011, managed to play 14 games last season, he was mostly ineffective, surpassing 50-plus receiving yards just four times.

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