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Titans investing in future amid losing season

With the 2014 season already out of reach, the Tennessee Titans are investing the remainder of the year in 2015.

According to the Tennessean, there's a "good chance" that rookies Zach Mettenberger, Taylor Lewan and Bishop Sankey all start for the Titans in their next game against Baltimore on Nov. 9.

It will be the first time a rookie left tackle, running back and quarterback have started at the same time for the franchise since the 1970 merger.

"I think it's a good thing for this team -- young guys out there playing and getting that opportunity to gain experience," Lewan said. "So fans are hopefully going to see some positives toward the end of the season."

Unlike some teams that are mindlessly trotting out mid-level veterans amid losing seasons, the Titans are doing the smart thing and letting their 2014 draft picks play. The worst-case scenario would involve the team finishing with just two wins, but knowing exactly what they have in Mettenberger before they sit near the top of the draft order.

If ownership is committed to Ken Whisenhunt like it claims to be, this decision is a no brainer.

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