Kyle Philips

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans' started by Don Wassall, May 11, 2022.

  1. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Messages:
    27,399
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    There were only two White WRs drafted in 2022, but they both landed in good places and may even avoid the dreaded racial apprenticeships that so many are made to suffer through before getting substantial playing time, the few that do eventually get opportunities that is.

    The Colts' selection of Alec Pierce in the second round has been met with mostly positive reviews and he has a good chance to start as a rookie outside opposite of Michael Pittman, who isn't as fast as Pierce.

    After trading A. J. Brown to the Eagles the Titans are currently very weak at receiver. They signed Julio Jones last year but he turned out to be totally washed up. They drafted Treylon Burks in the first round last month to "replace" Brown, but who knows if he will be anywhere near as good as Brown, who himself is injury prone.

    Kyle Philips has a good chance to play as a rookie as Tennessee's slot receiver. Ryan Tannehill is under the gun after the team drafted Malik Willis, and he should love a smart, shifty receiver like Philips if Philips is allowed to play. I'm sure Philips could play outside too, but let's not get carried away as after all this is the NFL we're talking about.

    Here are some of Philips' highlights:

     
  2. American Freedom News
  3. Bucky

    Bucky Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    6,441
    Optimistic for Phillips! Should slot into that Adam Humphries role in the slot. Hope him and Tannehill can develop some chemistry.
     
  4. Extra Point

    Extra Point Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    6,287
    Here's an analysis of Kyle Phillips. Starts at 10:07.

     
  5. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Messages:
    27,399
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    With Burks already showing telltale signs of being a bust, the Titans would be supreme fools if they force Philips to undergo a racial apprenticeship. To use a phrase that's usually applied only to Blacks and often turns out to be comically wrong, Philips is "NFL ready."

    This is the current Titans depth chart at WR: Besides the out of shape and easily gassed Burks, they have Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, Robert Woods (coming off a torn ACL), Dez Fitzpatrick (who did nothing as a rookie last year), and the legendary Racey McMath. What a bunch of hot garbage. Hopefully Austin Hooper will provide some help at TE. If they don't use Philips as a rookie, Ryan Tannehill is likely finished as the starter as the cries will quickly mount for him to be replaced at QB by super-upsider Willis.
     
  6. Bucky

    Bucky Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    6,441
    That Titans room is stacked! Ha! Too bad they didn't sign another pale face as a UDFA.
     
  7. Extra Point

    Extra Point Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    6,287
    Lol. They should try to add Laquan Treadwell.
     
  8. Extra Point

    Extra Point Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    6,287
    Philips is a tremendous punt returner. He averaged 19.3 yards per return in college.

    The Titans got a steal in the 5th round.
     
  9. Extra Point

    Extra Point Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2012
    Messages:
    6,287
    Here Philips jukes 2 defensive backs out of their cleats. One of them (number 7) is Derek Stingley, who was drafted number 3 overall in the 2022 draft.

     
  10. white lightning

    white lightning Hall of Famer Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    15,467
    Kyle Philips reminds me of a poor mans Wes Welker. I'm not saying he is going to have a great career like Welker but he is capable of being a starter on more than just special teams. I hate it even when our guys just get stuck
    as a punt or kickoff returner. Don't get me wrong. It's better than the bench or being cut but these same types of players have the ability to start as outside receivers. The one thing we need alot more of. Tbat being said let's see
    how it plays out in training camp for Kyle Phillips. I gonna miss him in the Pac 12 as I watch alot of west coast college football and especially teh Pac 12.
     
  11. Don Wassall

    Don Wassall Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2004
    Messages:
    27,399
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Philips and Alec Pierce both have a good chance to start as rookies, bypassing racial apprenticeships if that does indeed happen, which would be miraculous for the NFL. The Titans need help at WR and their first round draft pick is already showing signs of being a bust, and with A. J. Brown traded to the Eagles, they're in bad shape at the position.

    Philips should be used as a slot machine. There's no question he can split out wide as well but I haven't read anything yet indicating the Titans will use him that way. Even if he just plays the slot he should be very good and possibly even their best receiver this season as I expect Ryan Tannehill to establish a strong connection with Kyle due to his talent and reliability.
     

Share This Page