PFS Titans Journalists' Player to Watch Against Texans
Here is PFS Journalist Robert Greenlaw's pick for player to watch:
Zach Brown: Oh my did he have a good game last week. 2 sacks for the speedster and 8 solo tackles. Look for this rising star to make an impact if the Titans want to pull off another "upset" on the road. He will be vital in both rushing the passer, and stopping the run. Covering Owen Daniels will also be vital as Matt Schaub will look to him as a safety blanket. I'm going to go ahead and predict an INT and a sack. Brown has the physical attributes to be one of, if not the best WLB in the NFL, and so far this year, he's been unstoppable. Look for that to continue against a weaker Houston O-Line than we've become accustomed to. Ayers being healthy on the opposite side should give the Texans a headache as to who to block. Gregg Williams will use both creatively in blitzes and Ropati and Casey are drawing double teams frequently. Good luck Texans, this is a nightmare to block.
And for an offensive look, here is PFS's Truth Hurts Huffman:
Chance Warmack: This offseason, the Titans spent over $100 million to fix a team that finished the previous season at 6-10. Nearly half of that went to offensive guards. Andy Levitre signed a six-year, $46.8 million contract to play left guard. The Titans used their 10th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft on Warmack, one of the highest regarded guard prospects of the last decade. Mike Munchak and Bruce Matthews felt it was necessary to shore up their guard play in a division that features Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. With RT David Stewart playing through a calf injury, it's even more important that RG Warmack plays well in his first head-to-head meeting with Watt.
And now for my player of the game:
Jason McCourty: the starting cornerback has a huge responsibility in Houston- cover Andre Johnson. AJ is near unstoppable, despite not eclipsing 60 yards in the past two meetings between the division rivals; however, the Titans still lost those games. With a better offense and a more complete defense, if McCourty can contain 'Dre, the Titans should be able to leave Houston with a 2-0 record.