The biggest question for the Tennessee Titans right now is its kicking game, and the Titans could address its kicking woes by resigning Ryan Succop.
Kicking has been one of the few areas on all sides of the ball where the Tennessee Titans have been unable to find consistency and some success over the past couple of seasons.
It looks like going into 2020; the kicking issues will remain a problem for the Titans. So, how will the Titans address these issues and try to fix the kicking game? Possibly by resigning Ryan Succop.
When most fans think of Succop, they probably have some good memories, but it was everything but good for Succop last season. He started the season on Injured Reserved, but when he returned, he didn’t help the Titans kicking game as they had hoped.
Succop went 1-for-6 in field goal attempts last season and also went on to miss an extra point. For a kicker like Succop to perform like that in his return, it worries me that he might not be able to return to the kicker he once was. It also gives me hope that if the Titans bring him back, then 2019 was a one-time thing.
The Titans made a few different moves to improve its roster in free agency, and one of those moves came with the release of Succop in March, but that doesn’t mean he won’t be back with the Titans this fall, according to general manager Jon Robinson.
"“Had a great meeting with him when we decided to release him there and just told him to get healthy,” Robinson said last Thursday in a Zoom Call. “Certainly, we were not closing the door on maybe potentially looking at him again.”"
The Titans currently have two inexperienced kickers on the roster who will duke it out for the starting role this offseason. Greg Joseph will be returning after finishing last season as the Titans kicker, and Undrafted Free Agent Tucker McCann was also signed by the Titans after the NFL Draft.
An inexperienced kicker is the opposite of what the Titans need right now. The Titans need a kicker that they can rely on every week and not have to worry about him potentially missing a field goal late in the game to keep the Titans in the game.
At this point, I don’t know if either Joseph or McCann could do that, but I also don’t know if Succop can be that guy again either. If I had to pick, I’d rather hedge my bet on Succop.