Monday, August 07, 2017 12:46 AM

TITANS' TIGHT-KNIT OFFENSIVE LINE LOOKING TO BE NFL'S BEST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Only one offensive lineman needs to make a mistake to mess up a play, turning a promising drive into a three-and-out. Keeping a group of five starting linemen together for consecutive seasons only makes a unit stronger. The Tennessee Titans have done just that and are setting their sights on being the best offensive line in the NFL, even if their production will be measured only by how many sacks are allowed or the yards gained by running backs. "It's a cool task we have ahead of us," Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan said. Simply finding five linemen to start an entire season together had been an impossible task for this franchise before general manager Jon Robinson clicked the final pieces into place a year ago. Robinsonlured center Ben Jones awayfrom AFC South rival Houston anddrafted Jack Conklin with the eighth pick overall out of Michigan State. Whenright guard Chance Warmack chose surgery to repair a torn tendontwo games into the season, Josh Kline, a waiver-wire pickup from New England just before the season, took over and seamlessly replaced the 10th overall pick in 2013. Quinton Spain, an undrafted free agent out of West Virginia ...

News source: Times Free Press

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