From today’s Nashville Post article on three Titans who could impact tonight’s game:
Kalif Raymond, WR
The 26-year-old wideout emerged at the end of last season as a true deep threat for Tannehill and the Titans. While he had only nine receptions for 170 yards and a touchdown, he showed enough for Tennessee to give him an extended look in training camp this season.
In addition to his receiving capabilities, Raymond has shown off his abilities as a returner in camp as well. He has 33 career punt returns for 255 yards and 38 career kick returns for 811 yards in four seasons split between the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, New York Jets and the Titans.
He was named the team’s starting kick and punt returner not too long ago, and between his deep-threat ability and his savvy skills in the return game, Raymond could bust a big play or two against Denver.
“He’s continued to improve,” Titans HC Mike Vrabel said. “His comfort level obviously catching punts and trying to make plays back there, and he's continued to develop with speed and the ability to make a guy miss. For any of those returns, you're going to have to at least make somebody miss and break a tackle or two.”
Kalif had a drop on his one target on third and short. Would have been a tough catch but one he should make. Sat out the next series but was back in there on the first play of the subsequent series. Has to take advantage of the few chances he gets. Titans in two minute offense now. Hopefully he catches one here.
Did not watch the game but no targets with AJ Brown out does not bode well for Kalif’s role in the offense going forward. Batson had at least one catch so Kalif could be the odd man out when Brown returns. That would be brutal.
Unusual for a WR to play so many snaps with no targets ? I guess that whoever calls the plays, probably the OC, and/or Tannehill shut him out. There were 24 passing attempts, very few compared to most of the NFL. 34 rushes.
Last Edit: Sept 21, 2020 7:57:48 GMT -5 by hchoops