NASHVILLE, Tenn. –** What's the identity of the Titans on offense?
It's a question plenty of fans and media ask.
So I asked Titans offensive coordinator Terry Robiskie on Thursday.
"What do we want to be identity wise?," Robiskie said. "We want to be a team that is going to run the football until it gets tired. A team that is going to run the football, no matter what front you get, no matter how many guys you have up there trying to stop it. We are going to run it when we feel like it. But at the same time, when you put too many guys up there, we are going to beat you with the pass.
"We want to be known as a team that is physical, and a team that is aggressive. I like to use the term machine-like. We want to be a team that can execute."
Robiskie, in his second season as offensive coordinator, said the Titans could take on a different look each week.
A year ago, the Titans finished third in the NFL in rushing behind running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. Since, the Titans have added receivers Corey Davis, Eric Decker and Taywan Taylor to an offense that returned receiver Rishard Matthews and tight end Delanie Walker.
In the season opener against the Raiders, quarterback Marcus Mariota threw for 256 yards as the Titans managed just 95 yards on the ground.
Next up is a trip to Jacksonville.
"We have the personnel to do both now," Robiskie said. "We have the bigger receivers who can physically make plays down the field with guys draped on their back, but they can also come in there and block. And we also have that big offensive line that can mash people and also give you protection when you throw it down the field. So you want to be recognized for all of it.
"The main this is we just want to win, and I don't care how we do it. I have a Super Bowl ring, and it doesn't say anywhere on there how we won. It just says Super Bowl, and that's all I want."
Titans players take the field for Thursday's practice at Saint Thomas Sports Park. (Photos: Gary Glenn)