Bills view Titans as AFC contenders
The Tennessee Titans may have started the season 0-1, but the Bills still see the reigning AFC South champs as one of the best teams in the conference. They’re also a team that has beaten the Bills in two consecutive seasons.
“They’re a good football team, No. 1 seed in the AFC last year,” head coach Sean McDermott said.
While the Bills understand each year is its own journey and that not everything carries over from year to year, the one thing that has remained true to the Titans blueprint to success is their discipline and toughness.
“They’re guys that are just taught the right things in football and coach (Mike) Vrabel can motivate those guys to really play at a higher level,” Bills QB Josh Allen said. “And I’m assuming that’s what it’s going to be Monday night. Again, it’s Monday night and coming off the game that they just had, they’re going to be ticked off.”
“They have a very, very tough team. From left tackle to right tackle, from wide receiver to wide receiver, all the coaches on the coaching staff are tough guys,” added LB Von Miller.
The key to slowing down the Titans first starts with limiting RB Derrick Henry. But the Bills coaching staff and players all praised Ryan Tannehill for his role for the team’s success. Tannehill posted the third-best QB grade in Week 1, per Pro Football Focus.
Though the Titans traded away star wideout A.J. Brown in the offseason, their system allows any receiver to be able to thrive.
“Very similar passing game [without Brown] They’ve got a good system. I think coach (Todd) Downing (offensive coordinator) does a great job of putting them in position, and again, good players,” McDermott said.