The Tennessee Titans welcomed the arrival of wide-ranging successor Julio Jones in the offseason as well as a strengthening of their defense at 28th; Safety Kevin Byard argues that reaching the playoffs is the minimum for Mike Vrabel’s team in 2021.
The Tennessee Titans are in the Super Bowl window, knocking on the Super Bowl door, and safety Kevin Bayard knows it.
While Mike Vrabel led one of the toughest teams in the league, now Atlanta Falcons head coach Arthur Smith leaves the Titans with an attack that came in third in 2020 after back-to-back rush champion Derrick Henry, whose strength on the ground. was complemented by an updated Ryan Tannehill and a walkthrough game that will now include the widespread Hall of Fame receiver Julio Jones.
Questions for the defense may be looming, but everything is ready to put this team in conflict.
“This is the mentality we have in the locker room, in the Super Bowl or in the tournament,” Bayard said in an interview with Sky Sports NFL 32 Live. “We accept nothing less. Playoffs are the minimum.
“We have to make sure we are doing all the little things right. Anyone can beat anyone on any Sunday. We have to put in an effort, get out and do the right thing. “
After losing Corey Davis to the New York Jets to a free agency, the Titans more than filled the void by winning the race for seven-time pro bowler Jones when he left Atlanta 10 years later.
The 32-year-old limited himself to 51 catches at 771 yards and three touchdowns in nine injury games in 2020, ending his streak of six straight seasons at least 1,300 yards, including 1,871 league yards in 2015 and 1,677 in 2018. …
His appearance adds to AJ Brown, Henry and Tannehill, giving newly appointed offensive coordinator Todd Downing everything he needs to succeed as Smith’s replacement.
“I still remember going back to college, before college, I was on an official visit to college where I was in Mid Tennessee, and I watched the playoff game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Green Bay Packers, and I think Julio Jones rode over 200 yards and I went back to high school thinking “this guy is the best receiver in the NFL,” and now I have a chance to be his teammate, ”Byard said.