Broncos vs. Titans: Behind Enemy Lines
By Tylor Walden
There will be a bit of a twist on the Behind Enemy Lines segment as I will interview a fan of the Broncos opponent.
The Denver Broncos are set to face the Tennessee Titans on Monday night. It is going to be such a long wait for the team to get on the field. It is even more exhausting to have to wait until the final game of the week for the second straight year.
It will make the wait all the sweeter, at least I hope that is the case. But the Broncos and Titans will be playing in a rematch from last year’s Week 6 meeting. In that game, the Broncos honored Champ Bailey and Pat Bowlen with a shutout win over the Titans.
Will history repeat itself? The Broncos will be wearing their navy blue uniforms again, so that part will be repeat. Would be fun if the score remained the same.
With the Titans coming to town, I have decided to cross enemy lines and chat with a Tennessee Titans fan. Carlin Carter has been a good friend of mine for years and he is quite the Titans fan. I sat down with him to get his thoughts on the state of the Titans.
Ty: Do you believe Ryan Tannehill can bring the Titans back to the playoffs?
Carlin: No. I see Tannehill as the “Better than” option to Mariota, but I do not think he will be the key to our offense. Our offensive line will determine how well we do. And I am hopeful that they can stay healthy. Not playing down Tannehill, who will be a threat in the air, but him and Henry need the line to be on point or we will have a tough going.
Ty: Looking at the schedule, how do you see the Titans doing?
Carlin: 12-4. Every year, I am extremely hopeful for the next season and looking at the schedule doesn’t look too crazy. They will not be playing any team who I think is insanely elite. However, I know we like to play like I like to play Madden which there are no cares given. Go for it on fourth down, two point conversions, flea flickers, and fake punts. I cannot say with a straight face that it will bite us, but it is too much fun.
Ty: Do you like Tennessee Titans’ chances of winning the division?
Carlin: I don’t. I think Houston is more likely to win it. They looked insane last year.
Ty: What must the Titans do to get a win on Monday?
Carlin: Stay healthy. I think that goes with every team since there was not a preseason. I like English soccer. When they come back from their break after playing half the season so many people got hurt and I can only imagine it could be the same. Also, the offensive line giving Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill the chance to do what they want.
Ty: Is there a player that you are excited to watch for Tennessee this season?
Carlin: I’d be lying if it wasn’t [Derrick] Henry, right? I want to see more stiff arm running people over 90 yard touchdown runs. The dude doesn’t make sense as a human being. If not Henry, I’m excited for Darrynton Evans (he will not be playing on Monday). Anytime Tannehill could dump it off to him, it could be fun to watch.
Thank You Carlin for taking the time out to chat with me. Good luck to the Titans this season. But, go Broncos!