NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Titans Head Coach Mike Mularkey said that losing Byron Bell was “bigger than people realize” Thursday at the conclusion of OTA’s.
The team’s most versatile offensive lineman, Bell would have battled for a starting job at guard, but you could argue is an even bigger asset as the team’s sixth man.
As for Bell’s replacement, Mularkey said, “We’re constantly looking on the waiver wire but we’re hoping it’s here already.”
The Titans have several players not only battling for a starting guard spot but that sixth man position which they all know could turn out to be equally important.
Quinton Spain said, “It’s very important because in the NFL you never know what could happen, like last year people went down, like this year Bell went down, so imagine if we was in season and he went down that sixth man has to be ready. So it’s very important being a 6th man as it is the starter.”
Brian Schwenke, Quinton Spain, Jeremiah Poutasi and Sebastian Tretola are among several payers battling to start at guard but have also been given the chance to move around and try other spots outside their comfort zone.