Welcome to goTitans.com! Log in or sign up to be a part of the best Tennessee Titans fan site available.

Akeem Ayers moving to DE

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by JCBRAVE, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Ensconatus Namaste

    Brown
    Messages:
    9,683
    Moolah:
    $24,650
    Yea smith was supposed to anchor the 34 looks and play NT in both 43/34. Eat blocks, push pocket. But he flat sucks and got blew up on the norm. I would be more interested in drafting another DT, either a real big NT type or the 300 lber that can't be moved. Casey has already proven to be a decent pass rusher from the inside and good on run downs. He can play Nose or Under tackle so our options are wide.

    Depending on our draft, if we could get Ingram first and Thompson (kid from Clemson, very stout, can play NT) in the second, our dline problems would hopefully be solved.
  2. Ensconatus Namaste

    Brown
    Messages:
    9,683
    Moolah:
    $24,650
    Btw, at the senior bowl, we should be able to see both of those players playing on the same line.
  3. GLinks Titans on the Rise

    Messages:
    5,201
    Moolah:
    $681
    I see this as something that would amount to 2-4 snaps per game, if really attempted. It's pre-draft fluff to fuel the speculation, more than anything.
  4. GLinks Titans on the Rise

    Messages:
    5,201
    Moolah:
    $681
    We never get the proverbial 350-lb Samoan nose tackle type. I could see us getting Thompson, however. If we go DE/DT in whatever order for the right guys and get CF signed, I'll think our defense is most of the way there.
  5. Ensconatus Namaste

    Brown
    Messages:
    9,683
    Moolah:
    $24,650
    Well the article that those comments originated from... Don't even say he would be put at DE. so.... To me that's a non factor. 34 hybrid? That's a possibility because the our D coordinator spoke of it. Does it pan out... Who knows.
  6. Smash Soccer God

    Schwenke
    Messages:
    3,369
    Moolah:
    $595
    Smith can't lose his old "3-4" habits. They thought they could learn him the 4-3 style, but apparently he's too stupid for that. The short offseason proabably didn't help either.
  7. Ryudo The wall crusher!

    McNair 2
    Messages:
    1,249
    Moolah:
    $367
    Smith-"I'm gunna love your nuts!"
  8. Bababooey Veteran

    Wright
    Messages:
    895
    Moolah:
    $148
    And the transition to 3-4 begins...
  9. Ensconatus Namaste

    Brown
    Messages:
    9,683
    Moolah:
    $24,650
    I wouldn't be against transitioning to 34, and if we continue to take fringe 34 guys to fill roles until we fully switch.... Then it's all in the pudding.

    This draft will tell a bit about what's going on. I'd rather a hybrid look than just one defense.
  10. JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

    Casey
    Messages:
    42,459
    Moolah:
    $217,485
    Ensconatus,
    Read between the lines. Keith Millard was hired to help us generate sacks, since 2010 he's wanted Ayers as his DE.

    I'm not claiming Ayers will be a full-time DE, but in passing situations a lot of the time, defenses are subbing in packages to get Ayers off the field. Munchak talked about this midseason. If Ayers is coming off the field because teams are lining up in 4 WR-sets, why not find ways to keep your best pass rusher in? He can't play OLB vs slot WR's so move him to DE on 3rd & longs.

Share This Page