Tight ends big (and not) in Jaguars-Titans


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — And now a few thoughts about tight ends.

They’ve figured prominently in the first half of the Jaguars-Titans game. Tennessee leads 17-10.

Jared Cook, who’s not lived up to expectations this season, has found seam after seam and has six catches for 136 yards and a touchdown for Matt Hasselbeck and the Titans.

Marcedes Lewis, who’s not lived up to expectations this season, pulled up on a ball he could have caught for the Jaguars out of fear of a hit from Michael Griffin. Griffin’s hardly been doling out giant pops this season. Blaine Gabbert’s gotten one catch out of Lewis, same as Zach Potter and half as many as Colin Cloherty.

The Titans should continue to attack using Cook, who’s gotten himself in one-on-one situations with middle linebacker Paul Posluszny, who’s not equipped to survive such a matchup.

It was unreasonable to expect Lewis to pull in 10 touchdowns this season the way he did last season. But certainly he should have more than zero, and he should be a featured piece of an offense severely lacking at receiver.