Dick LeBeau and Ray Horton likely have smiles on their faces after looking at the list of defensive weapons the Titans have added in the last week. But on the offensive side of the ball, the moves have been less exciting.
The front office brought in receiver Harry Douglas and tight end Anthony Fasano to help bolster the passing attack, but the offensive line still needs work with Michael Roos retiring and Michael Oher being cut due to ineffectiveness.
Former Falcons guard Justin Blalock reportedly visited Tennessee early this week, but with or without Blalock the Titans still lack a strong option at center. Former Raider Stefen Wisniewski is far and away the best option on the market, and the Titans could probably afford him given their cap space. But with the veteran center visiting Seattle on Thursday, the odds of him joining a team trying to turn things around over a team that’s played in two straight Super Bowls are unlikely. So, where to next?
Longtime Texans center Chris Myers was let go earlier this offseason and remains on the market waiting for interest to spark once Wisniewski signs. Myers was the anchor of the Texans’ offensive line during Houston running back Arian Foster‘s best days, but like Foster, he has lost a step. But like with Foster, that doesn’t mean there’s not still some quality left in the tank, and the Titans should strike on Myers while other teams are battling for the services of Wisniewski.
Myers would add a veteran presence to a young line and help turn around a rushing game that struggled heavily in 2014. Because of his age, he would likely come on the cheap (unlike Wisniewski), and would also allow the Titans to focus elsewhere in the upcoming draft in May.
During up the line could be what second-year back Bishop Sankey needs to take that next step in his development, so if the Titans are hoping to get more out of that previous investment, perhaps they should invest in some pieces around him. Myers would be a great place to start.