Originally Posted by smittyjs
Surprise to see the titans fall so early but it wouldn't surprise me if they really sucked this year or was wildcardish type of team. The offense should be fine this year with imo one of the best overall offensive lines in the game and locker should have the weapons to have a good year, so really its his time to show if he is or isn't the qb for this team. A better offensive game will help the defense out some but I really don't see this unit being very good but if they can put together a decent top 20 maybe top 15 numbers on defense this team could be wildcardish. I voted the Bills but philly is right there also. Also the browns and bolts would probably be some good options since I believe both will be worse then some teams on this poll.....
I think that's a fair assessment. Time of possession was the biggest thing last year, we were dead last and the defense took a beating because of it. Our DEs had some of the highest snap counts in the NFL because of a lack of depth.
Really, we're pretty solid overall and people don't like to admit that. D-Line is pretty sold, really good DTs, Derrick Morgan played very well last season at DE and Wimbley has reportedly looked really well after bulking up to play DE after switching from LBer before last season. Brown and Ayers are beast at LBers, so is McCarthy if/when healthy. Verner and McCourty is a solid CB tandem, George Wilson graded out as a top 10 safety last season and Pollard bring a physical presense. Michael Griffin is decent, hopefully he can return to previous years play when he had a good SS next to him because his play declined as the SS play decline and his role changed. He should play well in the centerfield but I'm not holding my breath.
We've got more talent than a lot of teams that will be ranked ahead of us in this poll, that's for sure.
But I'm just ready for some football after defending my Titans all season, I'm ready for them to prove it.