Titans’ Delanie Walker downplays Browns hype prior to Week 1 matchup
The Browns’ offseason has turned into a hype train of expected success in 2019? Why, you say? Perhaps it’s because they are going into year two of the Baker Mayfield era with a few new players by the names of Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Kareem Hunt, Greedy Williams, Sheldon Richardson and many more.
Titans tight end Delanie Walker expects to go into the game with more talk about the new-look Browns than his team. On the other hand, the Titans will lay low as they always have and will face the noise with a planned approach. As he said, per Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot:
“The Tennessee Titans have always been under the radar. What’s new? So I expect them to talk about Cleveland Browns, Cleveland this, Cleveland that, we’re going to go in there and play football. As a group, we’ve just got to handle the noise and play our game.”
The hype around the Browns will only be magnified on Sunday. Cleveland hosts Tennessee — one can assume that it will be a sell-out in Cleveland with a fair amount of eyes watching across the nation.
For Walker and the Titans, there’s no way to combat the hype in Cleveland completely. But, they can stick to their game plan, trust themselves, stop listening to the noise, and go in there and win. That would pay dividends in reversing the attention.