Tennessee Titans fullback Collin Mooney (42) is tackled by Oakland Raiders free safety Charles Woodson (24) after making a catch in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Titans defeated the Raiders 23-19. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans place underrated Collin Mooney on IR

Tennessee Titans fullback Collin Mooney is one of the best players at his position, but fullbacks definitely don’t get their due, especially when compared to players at other positions. It’s definitely understandable, since fullbacks aren’t used much and aren’t as important as, say, wide receivers or nose tackles. But fullbacks can still impact the game in a big way, and all it takes is one great lead-blocker at FB to really take your running game to the next level.

The Titans running game isn’t at that “next level”, but it’s been helped big-time by the blocking provided by Mooney, who has asserted himself as one of the game’s best fullbacks. He isn’t as impressive as Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro Anthony Sherman, but Mooney has turned in plenty of high quality performances this season and has been a standout in his own right.

Unfortunately, the Titans will have to shut down Mooney for the rest of the season, as the 27-year-old Army product suffered a significant knee injury in Sunday’s loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Quinn Johnson was added to take Mooney’s place on the 53-man roster, but Johnson almost certainly won’t take Mooney’s place in performance for the remaining regular season games.

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