Treylon Burks stays quiet again in Tennessee Titans’ win vs Tampa Bay

Five observations from the Tennessee Titans’ 13-3 preseason victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Saturday night at Nissan Stadium:

1. Malik Willis needs more time

It’s fun to watch Malik Willis play quarterback because he makes anything seem possible. Trouble is, anything being possible isn’t ideal for a meticulously sculpted NFL offense. Willis continues to lean too much on his own improvisational ability and not enough on the system he’s being asked to run. And thus, after the Titans’ first three possessions, you looked down and noticed that Willis had completed only one pass. By halftime, he was 6-of-15.

Yes, the pass protection was shaky. Not his fault. Yes, Willis did make plays anyway. He improved as the first half progressed. He zipped a red-zone fastball to Chig Okonkwo for a touchdown. He turned heads on a 24-yard scramble – it looked like he faked out a would-be tackler merely by changing pace – and with a few throws on the run.

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