The Titans are not without a chance this season as they are listed at 25-1 in NFL preseason odds to win the Super Bowl.
NFL preseason betting odds put Tennessee at 3-1 to win the AFC South behind the Indianapolis Colts. The Titans have shown in recent years that they can be good enough to win the division as they did a couple of years ago, or finish .500 as they did last season. The Titans will be featured on ESPN in their second preseason game as they host the Arizona Cardinals in week 2. They travel to Carolina for their third preseason game and finish up at home against New Orleans.
The Titans started last season at 0-6 but recovered to go 8-2 the rest of the way. Vince Young decided that he wanted to be an effective quarterback again and running back Chris Johnson was virtually unstoppable. The question for gamblers to answer in NFL preseason odds is which Tennessee team is going to show up in 2010?
The Titans have Chris Johnson and as long as he is in the backfield they are a threat to score. Vince Young can be effective at times but the jury is still out on whether he can consistently play well enough for Tennessee. The Titans have a good young receiver in Kenny Britt but overall they don’t have a lot of receiving options. Tennessee better hope that Johnson doesn’t hold out and that he stays healthy because he is their offense.
Tennessee’s defense was a major problem last season. They couldn’t stop the pass as they allowed 258.7 net passing yards per game. Michael Griffin is a former Pro Bowler but he was awful last season. Tennessee took Derrick Morgan at #16 overall in the draft and they are hoping he can be a pass rushing threat. The run defense could also be a major issue in 2010 as Keith Bulluck is coming off ACL surgery and he might not even be re-signed.
Tennessee does have a very good kicker in Rob Bironas and oftentimes they have to rely upon him to win games. Tennessee has some talent but everything has to go right for them to challenge the Colts in the AFC South in 2010.