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The Tennessee Titans’ No. 5 overall pick made his professional debut in Sunday’s 26-16 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Corey Davis didn’t start the game, but he made a big impact and showed flashes of what he’s capable of as a receiver. In a game where the Titans offense struggled, Davis stood out as a playmaker who will be a focal point for the foreseeable future.

Davis could have been our player of the game on the strength of his first career reception alone.

That was one of six catches by Davis, who ended the day with 69 yards. He worked in all three levels of the passing game and was wide open seemingly every time Marcus Mariota looked his way.

The scariest part is this was Davis’ first taste of NFL action. He had a truncated training camp after injuring his hamstring during his first week. He only suited up for the final preseason game but didn’t play at all. This was him learning how to play in the NFL completely on the fly.

Head coach Mike Mularkey indicated during the week they wouldn’t even completely unleash the receiver in this first game. Six catches for 69 yards isn’t bad for a guy who had some training wheels on.

There weren’t a ton of silver linings from this loss for the Titans,Authentic Josh Doctson Jersey, but Davis was certainly one. This won’t be the last time he’s the brightest spot of a Titans offensive performance.

Walters nominates Laurie Daley for vacant Titans coaching job

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has recommended his former State of Origin rival Laurie Daley for the vacant Titans coaching job after he was shown the door by the NSWRL board.

Walters has offcially put his hand down to take over at Gold Coast after initially considering cutting his ties with the QRL to become a full-time NRL coach.

But Daley's future is still undecided after his recent sacking, yet he may not even be keen on the gig as there were hints the former Blues coach was close to parting ways on his own terms with New South Wales as he done with the high-pressure lifestyle as a coach.

and although he only managed one series win in his five-year tenure,Daley was set the challenge of rescuing the Blues from Queensland domination in 2013,Authentic Su'a Cravens Jersey, New South Wales were left with a viable blueprint for the future.

Walters believes that Daley can be the man to help save the Titans after learning from his experiences in the Blues' rebuild.

"I think he's a good candidate for the job," he told reporters on Tuesday.

"He has good football knowledge, he has done well with the Origin stuff regardless of what other people are saying.

"There has never been much between us in Origin, they were two minutes away from winning this year's series."

Gold Coast will decide on a new coach within the next month from a pool of around 15 candidates with the recently fired South Sydney coach Michael Maguire believed to be the favourite to replace Neil Henry.

Walters is expected to re-sign with the QRL at Daley's expense after staging a remarkable comeback in the 2017 Origin series with Queensland's back against the wall as the Blues looked to stage just their second win in 12 years.

Raiders vs. Titans Full Injury Report: Gareon Conley wait continues

Oakland Raiders rookie cornerback Gareon Conley’s shin injury will sideline him once again Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Though not much was expected from the first-round selection given that he already spent over two months inactive and needs to work his way into action,Womens Kendall Fuller Jersey, the news is still disappointing for fans who understand how important Conely is to rectifying the Raiders’ defensive woes.

Titans can't keep up with Raiders in 26-16 opening loss

The Tennessee Titans missed their big opportunity to show the NFL they're ready to play with the league's big boys.

Tennessee tied up the Raiders twice, the last at 10-10,Oh sure, but Oakland won 26-16 Sunday with the Titans doing some of the damage to themselves.

missed tackles on both defense and special teams,Authentic Brandon Scherff Jersey,They lost an onside kick to open the season, untimely penalties and settled for two field goals instead of touchdowns.

"Very disappointing," Pro Bowl tight end Delanie Walker said. "We don't want to lose at home. We talk about protecting our house. We didn't do that."

The Raiders are coming off a 12-4 season that ended in the playoffs when Derek Carr was out with a broken right leg.

The Titans made a six-win improvement in 2016 for a 9-7 record, and this game offered a chance to show just how much they had improved as a favorite to win the AFC South.

having Ryan Succop handle the first onside kick in the NFL since 2009 to open a season. Yet the Raiders recovered easily,Coach Mike Mularkey certainly tried to make a statement from the opening kick, and Carr hit Amari Cooper for an 8-yard TD pass four plays later.

Mularkey refused to second-guess himself either.

"We could have had at the ball at the 50-yard line with a pretty potent offense if we execute the onside kick," Mularkey said.

Asked about why the Titans didn't execute, Mularkey declined to go into what went wrong.

" Mularkey said. "I'm not going to go into the who or why,"They got it, that's none of your business."

The Raiders exposed what had been a couple of strengths of Tennessee's last season.

The Titans led the NFL in scoring touchdowns inside opponents' 20 at a rate of 72 percent. Twice they got inside the Raiders 10,Womens Josh Doctson Jersey, but settled for field goals.

Pro Bowl running back DeMarco Murray,Womens Su'a Cravens Jersey, who led the AFC with 1,The second time,287 yards rushing last season,Authentic Kendall Fuller Jersey, was stopped for a 1-yard loss on third-and-2 at the Oakland 7 in the third quarter.

"That was probably the turning point of the game was the fact we couldn't score touchdowns in there," quarterback Marcus Mariota said.

but the Titans could not stop Marshawn Lynch and the Raiders in the fourth quarter. Lynch ran 10 times in the fourth,Authentic Nate Sudfeld Jersey,The Tennessee defense ranked second against the run last season, six of those on a drive that featured Lynch blasting over Pro Bowl defensive lineman Jurrell Casey.

Casey said they knew that the Raiders would feed the ball to Lynch to run out as much time as possible,Womens Nate Sudfeld Jersey, yet a defense that gave up just 88.3 yards rushing per game last season couldn't make the stop. Lynch finished with 76 yards on 18 carries with the Raiders running for 109 yards.

especially at home knowing we want to control the home-field advantage as much as possible and make sure no one will come in here and put points on the board,"Super tough,Womens Brandon Scherff Jersey," Casey said. "Definitely a shot to the heart and definitely a shot to myself and my pride."

The Titans insist their confidence is not shaken by a third straight loss to Oakland in as many seasons, this by the largest margin yet.

Pro Bowl left tackle Taylor Lewan said they know they need to finish drives in the end zone. Safety Kevin Byard said they know they need to tackle better, which can be corrected.

Pro Bowl linebacker Brian Orakpo insisted he was disappointed, but not worried with all the playmakers on the roster.

" Orakpo said. "Definitely disappointed we lost to the Raiders. They're a great team. They added some weapons as you can see. Hopefully,"It's all about winning divisions, we meet again down the road."

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