NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The requests for predictions fly in, even as we are about a month away from the start of free agency. Teams will also take on a far different shape between now and opening day.
The Titans are on the upswing, but there is no telling what they do this offseason or how those moves pan out. And that is the same for the Texans, Colts and Jaguars.
Still, a lot of key ingredients are in place, starting with quarterback Marcus Mariota. He operates behind a strong offensive line that also blocks well for running backs DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry. A defense led by coordinator Dick LeBeau can produce pressure.
All of that prompts Tony Boselli to see a big "up" arrow.
Boselli was a Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for his career as a left tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is part of the Jaguars radio broadcasts and also works for Westwood One.
“I think Mike Mularkey has done a great job,” Boselli said. “I think Mike Mularkey is a heck of a coach and the way he’s building that team, it’s different than probably any other franchise in the NFL, saying ‘We are going to be big, physical, and we are going to run the ball and play action pass and play great defense.’ I love what Mike Mularkey is doing.
“The Titans worry me more than any other team for the long run in our division. With Mariota, with that offensive line they have and the way they play, the two backs. I think, unfortunately, the Titans are going to be good for a while.”