The Tennessee Titans’ game against the Buffalo Bills has been rescheduled to Tuesday, and if the Titans play, then their defense will be in trouble.
The Tennessee Titans have been hit hard by COVID-19. Whether they broke protocol as an organization or they just caught an unlucky break, the Titans will be without some key players nonetheless.
The Titans are already a step behind with not having any practices in two weeks, and it looks like the defense will be two steps behind after some key players will be forced to sit out after contracting COVID-19.
Of the 14 players on the COVID-19 list, seven are defensive players, and the other seven are offensive players. The only difference is most of the defensive players are players that the Titans routinely rely on.
Defensive lineman DaQuan Jones, linebacker Beau Brinkley, outside linebacker Kamalei Correa, cornerback Kristian Fulton, and defensive lineman Jeffery Simmons will all be forced to sit out after testing positive for COVID-19.
Simmons and Jones are the anchors of the defensive line, so losing them will be a big hit for the Titans upfront. Fulton is a talented, young cornerback that has contributed to the Titans’ successes in the secondary early in his career. Brinkley and Correa have both also contributed at linebacker, and losing linebackers is never a good thing for any defense.
The players that tested positive for COVID on offense will hurt the Titans offensively as well, but not nearly as bad as the Titans will hurt from losing those players on defense.
The biggest spot on offense the Titans will hurt is at the receivers position group, but the Titans have had so many different players step up at receiver I’m not too worried they will hurt badly at that position.
If the Titans do get to play their game against the Bills this Tuesday, then it will be interesting to see how things go down on both sides of the football with no practice in over two weeks, while the Bills have kept things up and running.