Answering reader questions in a July 4 Tennessee Titans mailbag.
The Titans were 24th in the NFL in that category last season.
Dick LeBeau is now running the Tennessee Titans defense, which will be in its second year of the 3-4.
Titans developing a reputation
Marcus Mariota is the only remaining 1st-round pick unsigned from this year's NFL draft and that's not surprising. The Titans will be the last team to sign their 1st-round pick for the third straight year and were the second-to-last to sign their 1st-rounder in 2012 (WR Kendall Wright).
New regime has worked to improve defensive front, quarterback play since arriving after the 2012 season.
Titans will welcome rookies on offense
Quarterback Marcus Mariota won't be the only rookie who should see significant playing time this season for the Tennessee Titans. Offenses built for future (Insider)
If offset language is the hold up in Marcus Mariota's deal, the Titans need to bend on it to ensure their new QB is in camp on time.
ESPN's NFL Nation reporters discuss the hot topics in video form regarding each of their teams, including Cam Newton, RG III and Carson Palmer.
Aaron Schatz uses Football Outsiders' snap-weighted age metric to determine which offenses are getting younger and rebuilding with an eye toward the future.
Future Power Rankings: Titans No. 31
Marcus Mariota can only do so much in his rookie season on a team that went 2-14 last year. The Titans have been irrelevant for a long time, but if Mariota adapts quickly, Tennessee may rise dramatically in the coming years. Future Power Rankings (Insider)
Louis Riddick, John Clayton and Mike Sando team up to rank every NFL team based on which are best positioned to be successful for the long haul.
Russell Wilson -- He's no backup
Russell Wilson's $1.54M base salary is in line with his draft position, but consider this: Eight backup QBs are scheduled to make a higher base salary than Wilson next season, including THIRD STRINGER Charlie Whitehurst.
Andrew Luck figures to have the best supporting cast of his career, but the Colts' offensive line remains an area of concern.
The grandson of team founder Bud Adams wants to be involved with running the team, and he has the requisite Nashville ties to satisfy the fan base.
During his sophomore year of high school, Titans' second-round pick Dorial Green-Beckham was adopted by John and Tracey Beckham.
J.J. Watt produced huge numbers against each AFC South opponent last season.
Jack Daniels, If You Please
Titans long-snapper Beau Brinkley sank a hole-in-one at a golf tournament in Nashville so he won an entire single barrel select of Jack Daniels Tennessee Whiskey -- the equivalent 250 bottles. He's got some ideas on how to use it.
Barrel of fun for Titans long snapper
Beau Brinkley made a hole-in-one at the Nashville Sports Council Golf Tournament Thursday and was rewarded with an entire barrel of Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select Tennessee Whiskey. That's about 250 bottles of whiskey.
Titans: Team is not for sale
Kenneth Adams IV, grandson of former owner Bud Adams and a member of the current ownership group said Thursday: "We're committed here long-term, and we plan on having the team in the family for a long time. There's nothing in the works."
How did AFC South teams view Titans QB Marcus Mariota heading into the draft?
Titans rename field to Nissan Field
The Titans' stadium in downtown Nashville, previously named LP Field, will be renamed Nissan Field in the 20-year exclusive naming-rights partnership.
The Jaguars added to the supporting cast around Blake Bortles this offseason -- who's more important for the young QB's development?
Titans @ Falcons
Georgia Dome - Fri 8/14