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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Forget balance: Throw to Kendall Wright

By Paul Kuharsky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Prevailing wisdom on Titans receiver Kendall Wright is that he’ll be used more creatively by coach Ken Whisenhunt. Wright will be used outside more, not just in the slot, and he’ll get sent deep more and be used near the goal line more.

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But the wisdom also says he’s unlikely to match the 94 catches (for 1,077 yards) he grabbed in 2013, even as he grows his 11.5-yard average.

I am here to say we should throw the idea of accepting fewer catches in the name of spreading things out right out the window.

Defensive lineman Jurrell Casey is the Titans' other best player. In a camp setting, it’s a lot harder for a lineman to stand out than a receiver.

Wright is the Titans' best player right now, by a good margin.

He’s caught everything thrown to him, by whichever quarterback, over whichever defender, against whatever coverage.

I like the Titans' overall weaponry. Justin Hunter, Nate Washington, Delanie Walker, Dexter McCluster and Bishop Sankey offer a nice serving plate of solid options in addition to Wright.

But Wright is 1A, very much at the top of the list, his name absolutely in capital letters.

Make them bold, too.