Kendall Wright to get bigger role in Titans’ offense

9/12/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

Many Tennessee Titans fans were unhappy with the insufficient playing time wide receiver Kendall Wright got on the field in Week 1. Wright played just 19 of 67 offensive snaps and had finished with just two catches for 11 yards in the Titans’ season-opening win against the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday.
But going into Week 2, Wright is expected to see a considerable bump in his role on the offense with the Titans travelling to Houston for Sunday’s game against the Texans, team offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains indicated.
Wright missed the Titans’ finals two preseason games with a knee injury, which probably also contributed to his limited playing time on the field last weekend. The second-year running back acknowledged that he was around “95 percent” healthy during the Titans’ 16-9 victory over the Steelers. Now, with another week of recovery Wright is set to get more involved in the Titans offense in the coming weeks, though he is not opposed to just blocking – if that’s the role the team needs him more urgently to serve on game days.
“Whatever we have to do to get the win, whether it’s passing or running, that’s all that matters,” Wright said. “It just depends on what the defense is doing.”
Entering the league as a first-round pick in 2012, Wright immediately landed a big role in the Titans’ offense as a rookie, leading the team with 64 catches for 626 yards and four touchdowns last season. However, entering his second NFL season, Wright doesn’t have any big goals set ahead and just wants to contribute to the offense.
“I just want to catch everything thrown to me and make plays, no matter how many it is,’’ Wright said. “I want to be better than I was last year, and get more yards after the catch. I just want to do the things I know I can do to play well.”
It is worth noting that during his brief NFL career, Wright had so far a strong showing against the Houston Texans – the Titans’ Week 2 competition. Wright faced the Texans twice last season. In his first game on Sept. 30, Wright totaled four catches for 46 yards and one touchdown against the Texans. Wright then came back during his second game on Dec. 2, against Houston Texans with six catches and 78 yards.
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