RTC: Encouraging start for Titans

Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans ...

“It was an encouraging start after a robust offseason that was intended to spark such changes in mindset and performance,” writes Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean of the Titans’ 16-9 win against the Steelers.

It took the Titans three seconds to find adversity to overcome, but that’s just what they did after Darius Reynaud’s hard-to-fathom safety, says David Climer of The Tennessean.

The Titans' defense was solid on third down, stuffed the run, pressured the quarterback and had two takeaways in a bit of a coming out party, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Jackie Battle’s churning, 1-yard gain that converted a fourth down was a symbolic play for a revamped run game, says Glennon.

Wyatt’s report card included two A’s and nothing worse than a C.

“Chris Johnson eschewed his usual flash for 70 clock-chewing yards, new defensive assistant Gregg Williams wasted little time working some of his old magic, and the Titans smothered the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-9,” says Will Graves of AP.