Paul Kuharsky: Recently retired tight end Craig Stevens is a loss, thought he was probably not as good as we tend to remember him. Ideally, the team finds someone on waivers who can take on most of his role. I spoke with one personnel man who said that outside of the very top blocking tight ends, few are able to really take on ends or backers at the point of attack anymore. That suggests to me the Titans would be wise to use their new sixth offensive lineman, Dennis Kelly, as a tackle-eligible sometimes. He did that a little with the Eagles and was a high school tight end. Other tight ends, Anthony Fasano and Phillip Supernaw, will take on more responsibility. Maybe fullback Jalston Fowler will get some play there, too, or a few plays will be revised to from two-tight to two-back. I haven't asked, but I have no reason to believe Fowler's ever been in a tight-end meeting. Josh Gordon a thought. It's a really bad idea. He's incredibly gifted, but he's suspended for the first four games of the season. That's on top of a two-game suspension in 2013, a 10-game suspension in 2014 and a season-long suspension for 2015. (Story here.) Why would the Titans want to give up a draft pick or picks for a guy who's so unreliable and so often unavailable?
Could Fowler take snaps lined up at TE the way Stevens used to take snaps lined up at FB, is he ever in TE meetings? #pkmail— Nate (@bloggerblaster) August 26, 2016