2. What players have emerged for the Titans during the preseason and we need to know about?
JH: No surprises during the preseason opener. Biggest surprise was seeing Rob Turner start at center. He’s in a four-way battle with Fernando Velasco (last season’s starter), Chris Spencer (long-shot candidate) and Brian Schwenke (fourth-round rookie who’d probably start if an injury didn’t set him back).
Some reserves to watch: Jack Doyle (TE), Michael Preston (WR) and Stefan Charles (DT). None of those players are threats for starting jobs. Tommie Campbell (6-3, 205-pound cornerback with 4.4-type speed) has a chance to win the No. 2 cornerback job. He didn’t do himself any favors when Rex Grossman picked him apart in the opener.
3. Outside of Chris Johnson, who are the Titan’s next two best players on offense?
JH: Do offensive linemen count? Andy Levitre and Chance Warmack could form one of the NFL’s elite guard tandems. Michael Roos is a top-notch left tackle. Kenny Britt has all the potential to become a top-10 wide out—IF he stays healthy—and IF he stays out of trouble. Huge ifs.
I’ll say Levitre and Roos. Nasty left side of the line.