NASHVILLE – Another week down, another week closer to the NFL Draft.
And, another batch of questions in the Titans mailbag.
Let's roll it out as we head into the weekend.
Thanks for everyone for keeping my inbox hopping.
Here's the link to ask questions: CLICK HERE
Bernard Evans from Antioch, Tennessee
Question: Good Day Jim, first time writer. My question centers on the upcoming draft. With our first round pick, do you see the possibility of the Titans drafting a DT? I realize we have more glaring needs, however with our "HIGHLY" ultra competitive schedule ( The AFC West, Road to Buffalo, Cincinnati, and improved on paper AFC South) getting to the quarterback is a MUST. If one of those Georgia DT is available could that be enough to pull the trigger? Enjoy reading you section weekly.
Jim: Hey Bernard. Thanks for jumping in. As for your question, I don't see that happening. I just think the team has too many other needs. Now I'm not saying the team is set on the defensive line, because I envision more additions. I'd just be surprised if the team used the first pick on one.
John Cox from Camden, Arkansas
Question: Hello Jim. Not a question, but a comment for you and all the Titans family out there. I'm from Arkansas and I've been watching the Razorbacks play every Saturday since as long as I can remember. For the past three years, the Razorbacks have had one of the most explosive wide receivers in the SEC in Treylon Burks. He's got the size, hands, speed, & attitude to be a fine outstanding player for the Titans for years to come. His hometown is only about 75 miles from mine. The young man was a stud in high school and declined offers from other colleges to be a home-state Razorback. He's an avid outdoorsman with absolutely ZERO issues to be concerned about off the field. Treylon Burks put on a show and was a human highlight reel in a 35-42 Arkansas loss against the Alabama Crimson Tide this past season. This kid can play and would be awesome lined up with A.J. Brown at WR. Hoping to hear his name called on day #1 of the NFL Draft, but not before the Titans make their pick.
Jim: Oh, I've seen him play, John – on TV and in person. I was at the game in Tuscaloosa vs Alabama in November when he went for 8-179-2. He's a beast for sure…
James Logan from Nashville, Tennessee
Question: With the Titans seemingly suffering with a dearth of WRs, why is Mason Kinsey not mentioned as a viable option to make the roster. He appeared to be the best pre-season receiver last year. Better than D Fitzpatrick and McRath. Yet he appeared to disappear last year as well as all the news following the season. He was pretty exciting all things considered.
Jim: Hey James. You won't hear me disrespecting Mason. I like his work ethic, and determination. And, he'll be battling for a roster spot in camp this year. But it's not going to be easy, because you can get to three real fast with A.J. Brown, Robert Woods and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. Dez Fitzpatrick and Racey McMath will be in the competition, along with Cody Hollister and Josh Malone. I can guarantee you more receivers will be added. So, Mason willl need to have a really good offseason and training camp to have a shot.
Preston Pann from White House, Tennessee
Question: Any word about a draft party at Nissan Stadium?! We'd love to come!
Jim: Hello Preston Pann. I need to introduce you to Preston Penn. … I've heard a Draft Fest for fans is in the works for draft weekend. Stay tuned for info in the coming week.
Angela Holland from Huntsville, Tennessee
Question: Do you know if the Titans will be hosting the Caravan this year? It is one of my favorite things that the Titans do in the community! Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on everything Titans!!
Jim: Hi Angela. Unfortunately, not this year. Sorry. But Mike Keith and Amie Wells are taking the OTP on the road to several cities across the state. Here's the info: CLICK HERE.
Robert Cell from West Orange, New Jersey
Question: Bring back luv ya blue uniforms we can't wait to see that again. NJ fans can't wait also why can't they bring back the pom poms to the stadium.
Jim: 2023, RobertJ
Tommy Henley from Cookeville, Tennessee
Question: Hey Jim, always thankful an appreciative for you giving us the inside for news and mailbag especially from a TITAN 4LIFE! But my question is this I'm very interested in ur mock draft come on Jim give it to us all 6 of them! So thanks again Jim an God Bless you an ur Family an Titans Nation!!
Jim: I know all the picks, Tommy. It's top-secret stuff and I just can't share. I hope you understand 😉 …
Luis Macouzet from Victoria Tamaulipas, Mexico
Question: Hi Jim, do you think the Titans should hire a good backup for Tannehill?
It is a lot for us fans to suffer when this player decides his plays badly and I think we should have a better one, the team is very strong in all its lines except that which is the most important.
Jim: Hey Luis. Based on watching him every day in practice, I think the Titans have a solid back-up in Logan Woodside. But I also think it's a good idea to add competition, and eventually I think that's going to happen. Will it be this year? Well, we'll find out soon. I asked the head coach and the GM about the back-up QB situation this week. Here's the story: CLICK HERE.
Gary Weaver from McMinnville, Tennessee
Question: Greetings: I'm attempting to find out if the Titans organization would be interested in purchasing about 1600 acres of beautiful property, located on the Cumberland plateau about an hour and half from Nashville 👍
A beautiful man-made lake 14 acres and an airplane landing strip of about 2400 feet 👍
The property would make a great training experience for team members and their family to build cabins and/or a place to go enjoy and I believe a great place for the Titans to have a practice field very private as well 👍
Jim: Sounds like a great spot, Gary! I'll have my guy call your guy …👍
Adrián Lopez from Caracas, Venezuela
Question: Hola Jim espero estés bien...la temporada baja va a toda máquina y los Titans han realizado movimientos acertados e inteligentes, pero la AFC está curiosa y los rivales han mejorado en el papel. mis preguntas son 2: En que puesto ubicas a los Titans en la AFC actual? Cual crees que es la principal necesidad a atacar en lo que resta de temporada baja? gracias y saludos
Jim: Hola Adrián. Demasiado pronto para la proyección para mí. Veamos cómo se desarrolla el borrador y quién más se agrega. En cuanto a qué más se necesita, sigo pensando que se necesita ayuda en la línea ofensiva, en el receptor, el ala cerrada y más profundidad y competencia en varias posiciones de la defensa.
Roger Blankstein from Nashville, Tennessee
Question: Jim, the Titans apparently made some good moves at wide receiver and tight end. But, who is going to protect Tannehill? The offensive line last year needed pass blocking improvement. With Saffold gone, Lewan's status unkown and Quesenberry needing to be replaced, they now have three openings at left tackle, right tackle and left guard. Is it cap space that is keeping Robinson from making some moves?
Jim: Hey Roger. I actually wrote about the offensive line this week, after talking to the GM and HC about it at the owners meetings. It's a work in progress, but this story provides some clues. Check it out: CLICK HERE.
Christopher Harris from College Station, Texas
Question: It's me again Chris Harris. I'm writing after cooling off and reevaluating our past quarterback play. This is an apology to Tannehill. The past year and half has been the most exciting Titan football we've had in many years. The majority of that is due to Tannehill. Thanks Ryan for rejuvenating Titan football. Bottom line, you got us to the playoffs the last 2 seasons in a very exciting way. This was not our year. Let's Titan Up and finish strong this. I apologize for my quick judgement to trade you and dismiss everything you've done for Titan Nation! Titan Up Ryan!!!
Jim: Thanks for taking the time, Christopher.
Clement Perry from Waxhaw, North Carolina
Question: Hey Jim! Hope you're doing well!! Just a simple question this time...how are you feeling about the draft this year? Are you excited to see who's picked to know how they'll help or are you ready to get it over with and get camp started. I'm more of a "let's see the direction the team goes and who I think will start out the gate" type guy myself! Thanks Jim
Jim: Well Clement, I'm excited about the draft. So many prospects, and so many possibilities. I always enjoy it.
Have a great weekend everyone!