Titans had to let go too many of their own free agents and veterans, especially in secondary and trenches. Replacing Casey and Johnson in the interior defensive line stands out, as much as the Cornerback position.
With the 29th overall draft pick, Tennessee Titans select
Neville Gallimore, Defensive Tackle, Oklahoma Univ.
That's 3 OU picks for me, need to find someone in LSU sooner before the Sooners overtake purple and gold.
I’m all for it. A lot of people have questioned what kind of leader he is because he’s so passionate and dishes it out to opponents. But if you look at interviews of his former coaches and teammates throughout the years, there’s never been a question about his leadership.
It’s the perfect fit for this young team.
In an interview with Ballard after the Rivers signing, Ballard said after we played the Chargers in week 1 last season that Reich went up to Rivers after the game and commented on him not missing a single throw throughout the game. He had a 121.3 rating going 25-34 for 333 yards with 3 TDs, 1 INT and was sacked 4 times.
Given that we only averaged 2.6 sacks per game last year, the fact that we took Rivers down 4 times is somewhat a testament to how bad his OL was last year. If healthy, our OL should do a much better job keeping him upright and our running game should alleviate some pressure off him. Hopefully this combination will help bring his INT numbers down. I still think we need to give him a couple more weapons (ideally a solid WR and TE, IMO -- though I hear a lot of people suggesting we may add 2 WRs).
He made an interesting comment at around the 17 min mark when talking about trading the 13th pick. He said when Ballard brought him the idea and knowing the the importance of the 3tech for this defense and knowing what they had in the works with Rivers he was all in. He also talked about the trading up scenario and and the cost it would have taken to do that would have been a lot. Tells me that once they had the Rivers deal figured out that they were not thinking QB in this draft.
Also talking about the backup QB. He said they want someone that can come in and win 2 or 3 games a year and JB absolutely can do that.
Reaffirms what I have been thinking. They want a good backup and they are not getting rid of JB because of that. They are only on the books one more yr with both PR and JB.
Won't be a QB taken in this draft IMO