Kenney Solomon announced he’s moving from the secondary to wide receiver in a move that likely won’t help Tennessee Football’s offense, but we can hope.
Tennessee football’s offense isn’t great. We all know that, and Jeremy Pruitt knows it too. The offense could use a boost, which could come if Pruitt makes a change at quarterback, but instead, Pruitt opts to take a defensive back out of his secondary and move him to wide receiver.
If I remember correctly, the wide receivers aren’t struggling too badly. Josh Palmer is the leader for the position group and has played as such through the first half of the season. Brandon Johnson and Jalin Hyatt are the two receivers behind Palmer.
Having Kenney Solomon thrown into the mix might not hurt the wideouts too much unless Pruitt throws him in at receiver over other guys before Solomon proves he’s worth the minutes. That could create some division in the locker room, but let’s hope nothing like that happens.
Solomon joined the Vols as a cornerback and has been a cornerback before moving to wide receiver. He’s played in all five of Tennessee’s games this season, but his time on the field so far has only come on special teams.
Maybe this was Solomon’s choice, not Pruitt’s, but it still could backfire on Pruitt if Solomon is mishandled on offense. On the other hand, if Pruitt is looking to Solomon to mend some of the offensive wounds, he could dig a deeper hole with the fan base.
I’ve been relatively negative toward Pruitt this season, and I’m not anti-Pruitt, nor do I want him fired, but he’s shown clear incompetencies when it comes to the offense through the first half of the season.
He needs to either hire a good offensive coordinator and give him the reigns for the offense or figure out how to build a good offense, and that starts with benching Jarrett Guarantano.
From my point of view, and many within the fan base, Pruitt is actively mailing in the second half of the 2020 season by sticking with Guarantano at quarterback, and the more changes he makes to the offense without addressing JG, the more frustrated the fan base is going to get with Pruitt.