For the Tennessee Titans to have a good season and make the playoffs they have to get off to a fast start. No matter how could they can be they could not overcome a 0-6 start a year ago, and I doubt very much they could over come that again. The good news there is they have winnable games early and maybe they can get off to a hot start. Vince Young is the QB of this team, and he played very well last year. I think having him in place from the start makes a huge difference.
Having Young lead the offense form the start is a big plus, on top of what I have seen of him in pre-season it looks like he has put a lot of work in. All of that should equal more production. They still have Chris Johnson in the backfield and he wants to prove he is worth a bigger contract so look for him to light it up again. Justin Gage, Kenny Brit, Nate Washington, and TE Bo Scaife make up the receiving corps. The Offensive line is set, and an above average with a few players capable of making an impact.
Sure on Defense they lost Kyle Vanden Bosch, but Derrick Morgan steps in to play the same position. The loss here is in leadership more so then on the field. The D line should be pretty good. I have bigger question about their LB corps, but they appear to be an above average unit. In the secondary Cortland Finnegan, Ryan Mouton will be the corners with Michael Griffin and Chris Hope as the deep guys.
On special teams Rob Bironas will be the kicker, with Brett Kern handling the punting duties. Damian Williams should be the featured kick returner but this team does have other options there.