Author: Andrew Smith

Andrew began writing for Gridiron Heroics in August 2022 covering the Titans and Broncos, as well as other football content. He graduated with a degree in business from Oklahoma State University and spends his free time coaching youth football in Colorado Springs.

There is no denying that Week 3 was wild in the NFL. That is especially true when it comes to the AFC South. Weeks 1 and 2 saw the division vying for the title of worst division in the league. Week 3 saw the opposite as the South took down three teams that are in what was billed as the best division in NFL history by some. Texans and Bears The Texans were the lone duds in the AFC South this week, as they were unable to maintain their first half lead Sunday. The Texans were up 17 to 13…

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The last three weeks have been rough for Titans’ fans. First, lead edge rusher and team captain Harold Landry III suffered a season-ending injury. Then the Titans lost what should have been an easy matchup against the New York Giants. Then Week 2 brought on an absolute beating at the hands of the Buffalo Bills. The team feels like it’s in complete disarray. Is the season already over? What’s Happening on Offense? Not much, actually. There were some hopes that Ryan Tannehill would be able to return to his former self at the peak of the Titans success. So far…

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It’s no secret that the Denver Broncos are off to a less than stellar start to the season. Week 1 saw them lose a game that should have been easily winnable on paper. The offense hasn’t looked as promised, the coaching staff looks confused, and Justin Simmons is currently out for a projected four weeks. So, are the Broncos in trouble? First Two Weeks The Broncos dropped a close game in Week 1 against the Seahawks in a game that should have been a smooth start to the season. Questions immediately arose regarding the play of Russell Wilson and specifically…

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The AFC South enters Week 2 without a single win. That should change one way or another with the Colts taking on the Jags and a divisional matchup that could end up producing the only win for the AFC South this week. The Texans take on the stout Denver Broncos and the Titans have the Bills. The Bills are coming off a great week 1 performance against the 2021 championship LA Rams. Colts and Jags On paper, the Colts should be able to beat the Jags well enough to erase any doubt that Week 1 was a fluke. This isn’t…

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Week 1 saw the first AFC South battle win the Colts taking on the Texans. The Jaguars and Titans both had out of division games against the Washington Commanders and the New York Giants, respectively. How do things look in the division after week 1? Colts and Texans Look, there’s no other way to word this – this was an ugly game. It ultimately ended in a tie and saw the much-favored Colts down by 17 points entering the fourth quarter. Yet somehow the Texans were unable to score or hold the Colts from scoring 17 unanswered points to send…

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Sunday started off with the Titans feeling pretty good about their chances to take the AFC South. The Jags were heading to a loss against the Washington Commanders. The Colts and Texans also looked like they were competing to take last place in the AFC South. Then the Titans started off their game against the Giants with a 13-0 lead going into halftime, only to end the game with a 1-point loss. What Went Wrong A lot, actually. The Giants were held to only 133 yards in the first half. The Titans defense looked like it was firing on all…

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The Titans enter the 2022 season as a bit of a question mark. They won the AFC crown in 2021, albeit as the worst #1 seed in NFL history. They beat very good teams like the Bills, Chiefs, and Rams. Yet they dropped games to teams like Jets and Texans. Brent Sobleski has the Titans thinks the Titans are set up to be the biggest dud of 2022. The team lost its top pass catcher A.J Brown and didn’t seem to do much to get getter in the offseason. Is all really doom and gloom in Nashville? Not Exactly It’s…

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The Chargers enter the 2022 season with one of the best rosters in the league, but the AFC West is loaded with teams that look like they can compete this year. The Chiefs are still favored among many, the Broncos challenge the Chiefs claim atop the AFC West, and the Raiders are on the outside looking in, but are no easy team most weeks. Where does that leave the Los Angeles Chargers, and will their offseason additions be enough for them? Offseason Additions Perhaps the biggest offseason addition for the Chargers was the free agency signing of J.C. Jackson. Jackson…

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The Tennessee Titans enter the season in a strange position. They’ve got some generational talent on both sides of the ball, specifically with Kevin Byard and Derrick Henry. The defense wasn’t great last season, but in the second half of the season it looked like it could be. The offense, on the other hand, felt lost without Derrick Henry. Even when Henry returned in time for the playoffs, the offense struggled to move the ball. So, where do the Titans go from here if they want to take the AFC South again? What the Offense Needs – Tannehill Edition Ryan…

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Saturday’s game against UTEP wasn’t exactly a barn burner, but that’s a good thing. This time last year the Sooners were almost upset by Tulane, a team that went on to win a total of two games last season. It’s more than just a thrashing of UTEP that should get Sooner fans excited, though. It was the dominance on both sides of the ball that should have Sooner fans rejoicing. Have the Sooners Found Their Lost Identity? I grew up in Oklahoma, and Sooner football was a way of life. That really took off when Bob Stoops took over the…

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