Pittsburgh Steelers vs Tennessee Titans : As the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason continues, our focus will be drawn more toward position battles for superiority on the depth chart.
The Pittsburgh Steelers managed to get through a sloppy game against the Kansas City Chiefs to advance their preseason record to 2-0. Now, Pittsburgh will turn its attention to the 1-1 Tennessee Titans.
Rolling into Week 3 of the preseason, most of the attention has shifted toward the starters that will be playing. Fans and media members are craving the regular season, so it’s only natural that starters have the biggest attention draw.
However, there are still plenty of players battling for depth chart positioning.
The three players this article focuses on are all fighting to keep ahead of in-house competition. For them, a strong preseason performance could mean the difference between retaining some level of prominence or seeing their hopes for the 2019 season fade away.
The headline coming out of last year’s third preseason game read like this: ‘Titans, QB Marcus Mariota fail to get in sync vs. Steelers.’ The Titans – and Mariota – don’t want history to repeat itself on Sunday night. The first-team offense ended last week with some momentum, as Mariota guided a 10-play, 87-yard drive that produced a score vs. the Patriots. In what’s likely their last work of the preseason, Mariota and the offense would like to head into the regular season with momentum. That wasn’t the case a year ago, when four drives produced zero points, and too many mistakes. Look for the first-team offense to play roughly 4-5 series, or at least into the second quarter.
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The NFL preseason isn’t about scheming and planning as much as it is about adapting and matchups, but in Week 3 everything changes for teams like the Tennessee Titans.
With a new offensive coordinator in place, the Tennessee Titans have already said that they are going to pay more attention to the other team than they did in the first two weeks.