Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans ...
We begin today with a pair of stories from John Glennon of The Tennessean. First, the Titans are serious about making Taylor Lewan a right tackle. He was a star left tackle in college. Last season we saw two high picks, Eric Fisher with the Chiefs and Luke Joeckel with the Jaguars, begin their NFL careers as right tackles, but that was only a placeholder for those players until they could become their team's left tackles.
Glennon also uses NFL Network's Top 100 list to illustrate the Titans' lack of star power.
There is reason to be optimistic about the Titans' defense, writes Jordan Churchill at Music City Miracles. New defensive coordinator Ray Horton is a big part of that with a scheme that relies on individual intelligence and versatility.
And your daily soccer link. The US Men's soccer team advanced out of group play Thursday. It was a confusing time for a lots of American sports fans because the U.S. advanced despite losing to German since Portugal beat Ghana. Anyway, here's SI.com's Grant Wahl's look at what's next. He notes this is the first time in the team's history the U.S. has advanced past the group stage in back-to-back World Cups.