Titans Seek Road Win http://www.titansauthorizedshops.com/authentic-malcolm-butler-jersey , Revenge in Miami The last time Titans QB Marcus Mariota was in Miami, he was a nightmare for the Dolphins’ defense - both through the air and on the ground.Mariota completed 20/29 passes for 163 yards and three passing touchdowns.Last season, Mariota was unavailable for the Dolphins game due to a hamstring injury. This meant backup QB Matt Cassel would be tasked with leading the offense.The results were not great.Cassel had Rishard Matthews, Delanie Walker and a tandem of running backs that were capable of getting the job done on the ground.In 2016, Matthews recorded four catches for 32 yards and a score. Matthews tallied three catches for 34 yards with Cassel at the helm. In 2016, Walker helped torch the Dolphins by adding 66 yards on five receptions, as well as a receiving touchdown. Last season Rashaan Evans Jersey , he had three catches for 25 yards against Miami.However, the end of the first quarter was controversial. Cassel hit Walker for a 59 yard touchdown strike near the end of the first quarter. A questionable Offensive Pass Interference call on Jonnu Smith negated the score. Two plays later, Cassel’s forward, spiral-spinning pass was ruled a fumble resulting in a Dolphins touchdown. The 14-point swing was a huge blow that a Cassel-led Titans team couldn’t overcome.Mariota absence resulted in a Titans loss. A loss that haunted the team down the stretch in the race for the AFC South crown.Misused BackfieldBefore we move on from discussing last season’s debacle against the Dolphins, it is important to note the egregious misuse of the Titans backs in the 2017 season - but specifically against Miami.In Derrick Henry’s rookie season, he carried the ball seven times and ran for 54 yards. His limited carries were a by-product of DeMarco Murray’s amazing production in 2016. Last season, it was clear early that Murray was dealing with an injury that hampered his performance. HC Mike Mularkey and OC Terry Robiskie continued to chose a less than 100% Murray over a younger Authentic Marcus Mariota Jersey , healthy Henry. Many stated that the team lacked confidence in Henry’s pass blocking skills, which contributed to Murray getting the nod despite injury.That being said, the Titans should have leaned on the legs of Henry and Murray due to being without Mariota. An injured Murray finished the game with triple the amount of Henry’s carries. As we’ve learned from Henry - he needs a high-number of carries to really get hot. His “workload” of four carries against the ‘Phins is unacceptable as he could have had more of an impact had he had more opportunities.New Offense DebutAs stated by HC Mike Vrabel, OC Matt LaFleur held back some of the offensive schemes/concepts leading up to final cuts. The move was smart, considering the Dolphins picked up QB Luke Falk to probe for some information on their week one opponent.What can we expect from the offense in Miami?A healthy Mariota will have all of his arsenal available. WR Corey Davis was sidelined against the Dolphins last season. He has his sights set on making an impact immediately. It helps when both Walker and Matthews will be lined up with him.Throughout the preseason, the Titans offense never had 100% of the starting personnel available due to injuries. On Sunday, they’ll be at full strength - minus RT Jack Conklin. The tandem of Henry and RB Dion Lewis will not be mismanaged in LaFleur’s scheme. Expect to see a balanced approach with the hot hand getting the majority of the work.Lewis is familiar with his former AFC East rival. In two meetings last season Youth Wesley Woodyard Jersey , Lewis totaled 20 carries for 129 yards. As a receiver, he racked up 51 yards on six receptions. Although Lewis didn’t find the end zone, his impact on the game as a member of a “committee” can’t go unnoticed. Mariota showed during the preseason that he is comfortable dumping it to Lewis when a play breaks down. Lewis proved he is capable of turning a short-yard dump pass into a big chunk play that can move the chains. This will help in third down situations. Offense ExpectationsIt’s important keep offensive expectations in the realm of reason. The Titans will likely feature a run-heavy game plan that will open up the play action. Even if the Titans don’t find any success running the ball early, they must practice patience in the build-up. The Dolphins will eventually sell-out to stop the run, opening up the passing lanes for Mariota.The Titans must also get Davis involved early. Dialing up some early bubble screens to Davis will help with his confidence, as well as Mariota’s. LaFleur will also incorporate some bootlegs and calculated screen plays to keep the defense honest. Getting Henry and Lewis going early will help in this regard. Setting the tempo will be key, but attempting to establish a ground game is equally important. It seems somewhat counter-intuitive - how can a team commit to establish the run http://www.titansauthorizedshops.com/authentic-brian-orakpo-jersey , yet execute a fast-paced attack that likely features quick read passes?It’s a calculated balance. LaFleur’s third-down calls will be imperative to establishing that delicate balance.How will he do it?We will find out on Sunday.Locked on Titans: Talking Titans value in 2018 fantasy football We have now entered the time of year where there will be very little information getting out about the team. Mike Vrabel has already said that he won’t give any information on injuries until he is required to on Wednesday of week 1. Practices are also now closed to the public, and even the media only gets to see a limited portion. We are now officially in the dark.With all of that being said, Terry and spent last night’s Locked on Titans talking about Titans’ players and projecting their stats in the context of fantasy football. You can listen to the episode here.We came to the conclusion that there should be more fantasy relevant players on the Titans than in any year in recent memory. Last year Delanie Walker was the only consistent starter in fantasy leagues across the world. That won’t be the case this year. You can hear our full breakdown by clicking the link above. You can also, of course, subscribe to the podcast to get the episodes as soon as they are available.