104.5 had some stat nerd on this morning. I only caught a portion so I'm not even sure who the guy was. But he was saying the Titans are dead last in rushing effectiveness on 1st down. We are, I believe, averaging 2.8ypc on 1st down runs. TBH, I was surprised it was even that high. He also said that we were "above-average" in the league at throwing on 1st down (forget what the average was). Yet we're still running the ball on 1st over 45% of the time (that percentage seems low to me but I'm sure he's right). Now, we did come out throwing against the Niners and surprise surprise were very successful. We threw 3 straight times to open the game and gained 29 yards. But then after getting the 1st we ran with CJ twice and then had an incompletion from Locker... punt. On our next possession we went pretty pass-heavy and had a big play to Walker and picked up a 1st down with ease. But then we proceeded to have 25 penalty yards and were forced to punt. I'm not going to break down every possession. But hopefully this is a sign of what's to come and we're really going to let Jake start being the focus of our offense. In last week's game (much like the rest of the season) ALL of our big plays came from the passing game. Jake had 10 completions of 10+ yards. 7 for 20+ yards. 2 for 40+ yards. 1 for 60+. CJ's longest run was 9 yards. That said, the run game was looking a bit better but then we were getting our butts handed to us so we had to abandon it. But I would like to see us go to a more pass-heavy offense. I think if we can come out the gate throwing the ball effectively it will open up the run game. That was a point that was made on the radio this morning. We should be passing to open up the run. Not running to open up the pass. The numbers don't lie. We're awful at one and above-average at the other.