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ENEMY LINES
Peter King
September 03, 2001
an opposing team's scout sizes up the Titans
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September 03, 2001

Enemy Lines

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an opposing team's scout sizes up the Titans

You start to get worried when Eddie George and Steve McNair both have off-season surgery and seem slow to come back. But assuming they're O.K., the Titans should be playing deep into January again....

McNair seems to know what he can and can't do. He doesn't force the ball much anymore, though he still needs to be a little more accurate....

George is the definition of a good NFL back, tough and strong and fast....

They'll miss Lorenzo Neal because they don't have a blocking hammer for George now....

Pedestrian receivers, which could be a problem. The fourth year is about time for Kevin Dyson to show something....

I am amazed to see that Bruce Matthews, at 40, is still one of the top two or three guards in the league. If he's not a first-ballot Hall of Famer, then Jerry Rice isn't either....

Nobody's ever heard of Benji Olson, but that won't last. He's a Pro Bowl guard, one of the most underrated run blockers in football....

I like the move of Jevon Kearse to right end—but only if Kevin Carter's going to bring his A game. He dogged it for the Rams last year, and everyone knows it....

Josh Evans is a Sam Adams-type hole plugger at defensive tackle. He'll be a great help against Corey Dillon and Fred Taylor and Jerome Bettis, big backs who need to get stuffed by a physical noseman....

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