WR Kendall Wright - Tennessee Titans
|5-10, 196||Born: 11-12-1989||College: Baylor||Drafted: Round 1, pick 20|
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Recent Game Summaries
2015 Week 16 vs HOU (3 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)
Kendall Wright looked set to catch a lot of passes before he left this game with injury. He caught a quick screen to begin the first drive of the game and a quick curl route to begin the second soon after. The second drive ended when he caught a quick slant on third and long but a knee injury sidelined him for the game after that reception.
2015 Week 13 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
The value of Kendall Wright was felt early on in this game. Wright didn't catch his first target, when Mariota forced a pass into him against tight coverage, but he did catch his next two and both went for first downs on third downs. His first converted a third-and-short with a catch over the middle against zone coverage while the second was a slant route that pushed the offense into the redzone. Wright didn't see the ball again until late in the second quarter, when he caught a first down pass over the middle of the field within two minutes of the half. That reception came at a cost for Wright though, as he stayed down injured after the play. The receiver went back in and stayed in after taking a play off, but wasn't a factor after that point.
2015 Week 12 vs OAK (7 / 2 / 19 / 0 rec, 2 / -4 / 0 rush)
Mariota looked to Kendall Wright on his first two third downs in the game. On the first, it appeared that Mariota was expecting Wright to run a different route. On the second, Wright was well covered on a slant route that Mariota forced to him. It took until the second quarter for Wright to catch his first pass. After play action, Wright was wide open over the middle of the field and ran across the field for a 12-yard gain. The Titans went straight back to Wright on the next play with a hand-off to run around left tackle, but he was stopped at the line of scrimmage. A few plays later, the Titans tried to get Wright the ball in space again, this time on a double-reverse. Wright was confronted deep behind the line of scrimmage and was tackled for a loss. Early in the third quarter, Wright had gotten open deep down the left sideline for what could have been a long touchdown reception. Mariota's pass hung too long in the air though. Wright didn't see the ball again until the fourth quarter, when he caught a pass at the first down marker between two defenders on 2nd-and-8.
2015 Week 8 vs HOU (7 / 4 / 21 / 0 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
With Mettenberger at quarterback, the Titans had to try and create easy throws for him to put the ball in Kendall Wright's hands. They even handed the ball off to him directly from under center on an end-around during the second quarter. Wright's extremely limited production reflected the kind of service he was receiving before he was sidelined by a knee injury. That knee injury came on a screen play in the third quarter when he took a blindside hit from the outside. Wright was able to walk to the locker room under his own power.
2015 Week 7 vs ATL (8 / 4 / 46 / 1 rec)
It was another quiet game for Kendall Wright. He wasn't targeted at all during the first drive. Mettenberger eventually located him when he was open down the field during the second drive, but the quarterback overshot his pass leading to an incompletion and a punt. Having missed Wright with his first target, Mettenberger was able to show better control on his deep throw to Wright for his second. This time Wright caught the ball at the goal line and fell forward for a 19-yard touchdown reception. The receiver couldn't bring in a fastball from Mettenberger over the middle of the field after that score, before catching a low pass in the third quarter that took away all his potential for YAC. It was his only target of that quarter, as Wright's next catch came late in the fourth quarter for a short gain underneath.
2015 Week 6 vs MIA (5 / 4 / 34 / 0 rec)
Kendall Wright complained about his role after the Titans last game last week, but that didn't result in more touches in this game. He caught the first pass of the game on a screen but didn't see the ball again until the second quarter. Two receptions came in the second quarter, but Wright's biggest play of the game came on Third-and-long in the third quarter when he caught the ball just short of the first down marker before dragging a defender with him for the extra yards he needed. Wright should have followed up that play with a touchdown before the end of the third quarter, but Mariota overthrew him in the back of the endzone. Wright wanted to be more of a focal point of the offense this week, but he wasn't. He was largely on the periphery of this game for four quarters.
2015 Week 5 vs BUF (6 / 3 / 29 / 0 rec, 1 / 1 / 0 rush)
The biggest development in this game for Kendall Wright came at the very end when he absorbed a big hit to his head on the final interception. His injury status was initially unclear, but it didn't look insignificant. Wright's first target resulted in a first down, but not a reception. He was taken out on third down as he worked over the middle of the field. Soon after that play, Wright beat Stephon Gilmore badly on a double move route during the first quarter for what should have been a huge touchdown reception. Mariota's pass sailed to give the defensive back time to recover. Mariota went back to Wright two plays later on a quick out route. The receiver turned upfield past one defender for a first down. Wright followed that up with a couple of short receptions on first downs to set up drives. His most significant play after the early stages came when he dropped a pass on third down in the fourth quarter. That drop led to a field goal attempt. The receiver had a quiet game against the Bills, but appeared to be regularly open. He was open on the final play down the sideline, but Gilmore's fortunate recovery prevented him from making the big play.
2015 Week 3 vs IND (12 / 7 / 95 / 1 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)
Early in the second quarter, Kendall Wright almost completed a long play to convert a 3rd-and-17. Wright was unfortunate as his heel just came down out of bounds as he brought the ball in. The Titans immediately went back to him at the start of the next drive after play action for a first down over the middle of the field. A few plays later, Mariota missed Wright when he beat the defensive back in front of him deep down the sideline for what would have been a huge play. Wright was missed on that big play, but Mariota later found him for a short touchdown when he ran a sharp in route underneath and carried the ball into the end zone. Wright was consistently open after play action for Mariota. During the first drive of the third quarter, the receiver caught two downfield passes for first downs that set the offense up in the Colts redzone. Wright was constantly open throughout the game and caught another big play on a deep crossing route late in the fourth quarter.
2015 Week 2 vs CLE (4 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Kendall Wright appeared to be open regularly in this game, but on the few occasions when Marcus Mariota looked towards him he was erratic finding him. The receiver would have had opportunities to run through the secondary early in the game but Mariota couldn't find him on similar plays to the one he scored on in Week 1. Late on, Wright came open down the right sideline and would have come away with a huge gain but couldn't properly adjust to a slightly overthrown pass from Mariota. It was a rough day for the receiver that may continue if the team's offensive line continues to be overwhelmed.
2015 Week 1 vs TB (4 / 4 / 101 / 1 rec)
On his very first reception of the season, Wright caught the longest reception of his career. It was a 52-yard touchdown reception when Marcus Mariota hit him in stride and he was able to use his speed in space to pull away from the Buccaneers defensive backs. Wright followed that up with another short reception when he was able to show off his YAC ability to force his way to the Buccaneers two-yard line. Wright was unfortunate not to get a second touchdown. Although the offense didn't benefit from it, Wright also drew a deep pass interference penalty downfield when Mariota rolled out of the pocket and unleashed a pass down the sideline. The receiver smartly worked back to the ball to draw the penalty. Wright caught all of his catchable targets for four receptions, 101 yards and a touchdown.
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