Despite declining skills, 'Freak' fills void for Titans
Bringing Jevon Kearse back to Tennessee was a great move. If he stays healthy, the Titans' pass rush will be terrifying.
Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is an aggressive playcaller who relies heavily on pressure schemes that create individual matchups his playmakers can exploit. Tennessee finished fifth in the NFL last season in total defense, but it ranked 24th in third-down defense. Adding a veteran like Kearse will help improve the Titans' defense on third down. Kearse should face a lot of single coverage because the Titans' defensive line is loaded with RDT Albert Haynesworth and RDE Kyle Vanden Bosch. Haynesworth is one of the most dominating interior players in the NFL, while Vanden Bosch has a rare motor and can be relentless as a pass-rusher off the edge.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Source: Packers pessimistic Rodgers will play
- Te'o has tuned out flak over girlfriend hoax
- 49ers again take aim at Seahawks' roster
- Source: Snyder won't intervene with RG III
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- Forever Collectibles Tennessee Titans Clear Basic Tote Bag