Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas believes that if the Tennessee Titans throw the ball, then it won’t end in its favor, and I tend to agree with him.
Yesterday I said that if the Tennessee Titans let Ryan Tannehill air out the ball, then he could outplay Lamar Jackson.
Realistically, I don’t think that will happen. I expect the Titans to depend on Derrick Henry and the run game and only throw the ball when they need to.
Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas has already sent his warning to the Titans and Tannehill. The Ravens safety is one of the better safeties in the league, and he isn’t backing down from one of the hottest teams in the league right now.
“If Tannehill tries to pass on us, I don’t think that will go in their favor,” he told reporters this week.
Tannehill didn’t play a major role in the Titans’ win against the Patriots. Instead, Henry was the star of the game and was the main producer of the offense. He threw 8-for-15 for 72 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
I don’t expect Tannehill to play a huge role in the Titans’ game against the Ravens this Saturday, either. I don’t think it will be because Thomas shuts down Tannehill, but because the Titans won’t need to.
A lot of teams will throw the ball 25-30 times a game, but the Titans don’t have to do that as long as Henry is in the backfield.
That doesn’t diminish everything that Tannehill has done since taking over as the Titans’ starting quarterback.
Tannehill has had one of the best seasons of his career and has cemented himself as the future quarterback of the Tennessee Titans.
Even though I don’t think that the Titans will depend on throwing the ball, that doesn’t mean I don’t think they can throw the ball.
If needed, Tannehill could very well be the better throwing quarterback on the field this Saturday if he needs to be.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Ravens focus on shutting down Henry and forcing Tannehill to throw the ball. Good thing for Tannehill and the Titans, he threw the ball over 250 yards in six of his 11 starts with the Titans thus far.
Tannehill did finish with the best passer rating in the league, so no doubt he can throw the ball when he wants to. If he does air the ball out, I don’t think there will be anything Thomas can do to stop him. I just don’t think he’ll need to as much as some people may think.