Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Wright a major bright spot for Titans
By Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- If Kendall Wright doubles what he’s done in the first half of the year for the Tennessee Titans, he’s going to have a pretty big season.
That would put him at 86 catches for 1,004 yards.
Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright is developing into a dangerous playmaker for Tennessee.
I expect the Titans will get him more than 5.4 catches a game going forward. He’s very good on crossing routes and stuff in the middle of the field, but I think they will continue to look for ways to get him the ball, and there may be more opportunity along the boundary.
"He's playing very well, he's consistent," said Matt Williamson, ESPN.com's resident scout. "Clearly, he's Jake Locker's favorite guy. What I don't understand is why they don't use him more deep downfield. At Baylor with [Robert Griffin III], he was a big-time bomb threat and he certainly has wheels."
When Wright wasn’t a starter when the season began, the Titans emphasized they had three guys they expected to be close in snaps as the season unfolded. Kenny Britt’s disappeared from that group, but the top guy is clear and it's Wright.
I wasn’t there when receivers coach Shawn Jefferson spoke about Wright last week, but Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean gave us two snippets related to Wright.
"He has a chance in the coming years 2 make people forget about the Wes Welkers of the world."