Breaking Down the Film from Zach Mettenberger’s Tennessee Titans Debut

October 29, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Zach Mettenberger's first start for the Tennessee Titans didn't exactly go as planned in terms of the final outcome, but a closer look at his performance shows plenty of reasons for Titans fans to be excited about his future. 
One of the most encouraging signs from Mettenberger's debut was his ability to make smart, quick decisions. He showed this ability on the first drive of the game on a play that could have turned into a touchdown had Justin Hunter not lost his footing, falling before having the opportunity to haul in the pass. 
As Mettenberger drops back to pass, he sees Hunter against Texans cornerback Jonathan Joseph in man coverage. Knowing that Hunter is running an out route, Mettenberger sees the lack of safety help and knows this is a battle the 6'4" receiver can easily win with proper ball placement.
Mettenberger fires a perfect strike, which falls incomplete after Hunter slips. It's a play that is easy to forget, but if Hunter had simply maint...

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