5 questions with Titan Sized editor Joshua Huffman

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Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) hands the ball off to running back Chris Johnson during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The Titans won the game, 16-9. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Who do you feel needs to make an impact of both the offensive side and defensive side of the ball for the Titans to defeat the Houston Texans? Why?

Offense: “Jake Locker. The Texans continue to show that they’re vulnerable in the defensive backfield. Is Locker good enough to take advantage of those deficiencies? He must protect the football much better than he did in a three-interception performance when these teams last met in Dec. 2012. The Titans have tried to limit his workload throughout the preseason and Week 1 (evidenced with a 42-to-20 run-to-pass ratio).”

Defense: “Jurrell Casey. Winning the trenches is a must. The Titans can’t commit too many resources to the ground game and leave themselves vulnerable against the Texans’ play-action passing game. Casey must lead the charge when controlling the line of scrimmage and let the safeties worry about Owen Daniels or offer double-team assistance on Andre Johnson.”