»Jake Locker is etched in stone as the Week 1 quarterback after the Titans waited until the sixth round to address the position. Running back Shonn Greene's standing is less firm, though, coming off another knee surgery while second-rounder Bishop Sankey gets a chance to impress in offseason practices. Having signed Dexter McCluster as a passing-down specialist, coach Ken Whisenhunt will likely use a three-headed backfield as he did in San Diego last season.
» This will be a year of transition for coordinator Ray Horton's 3-4 defense. The best player on the roster, Jurrell Casey, is being pushed from three-technique tackle to defensive end. Darnell Dockett struggled with the same switch under Horton in Arizona. Fourth-round pick DaQuan Jones should challenge Al Woods, Sammie Lee Hill and Ropati Pitoitua for playing time on the interior. Horton figures to use a rotation at linebacker, with an odd mixture of holdovers and newcomers. Untested Blidi Wreh-Wilson is penciled in as Alterraun Verner's replacement opposite Jason McCourty.