Campbell slides to fifth on depth chart

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  1. Titans Insider

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    An Aliquippa, Pa., native, Titans cornerback Tommie Campbell is always excited to head back to Pittsburgh.

    But he’ll return home this weekend with mixed emotions after losing out to Alterraun Verner in the competition for one of the Titans’ starting cornerback spots.

    Campbell said he’s been knocked down to fifth on the depth chart at cornerback – which would place him behind the two starters, as well as nickel corner Coty Sensabaugh and rookie Blidi Wreh-Wilson.

    “It’s exciting (to go home), but at the same time, it’s almost like I let my family and my kids down because I felt like I was going to win the job,” Campbell said. “I don’t know. I just wish I was playing. But I was told my role is going to be a special teams player and fifth cornerback, so that’s what it is.”

    The situation was similar to what happened last season, when Verner and Campbell competed for the same spot. Campbell lost out and only wound up on the field for 68 defensive snaps in 2012, but had 253 special teams snaps. He just finished tied for fourth on special teams with nine tackles.

    “It ain’t nothing to dwell over,” Campbell said. “It is what it is. It’s a very similar situation to last year. I ain’t gonna’ cry or complain over it. My opportunity will come and when it comes, I’m going to put all the effort out there that I can.”

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  2. RockyTop Fox

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    :shakehead: I didn't expect this. How the hell do you go from a possible #2 to #5?

    Gonna be a rough year for the secondary.
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  3. SawdustMan

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    Guess it wasn't much of a competition after all.
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    lol.
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  5. JCBRAVE

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    I still expect him to play CB at some point. Only a matter of time til Verner gets trashed in a half. Theres a place on defense for Campbell
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    There's no way Blidi should be ahead of him.
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  7. Alzarius

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    They wanted him to work out because of his measurables, but he sucks so they finally said screw it.
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  8. CJtheBeast

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    He doesn't suck but he just wasn't ready for the job. I actually thought he didn't play too bad.


    It sucks that he's an older player because younger guys, especially those drafted, are gonna get a shot over him in the future more than likely.
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    I think his immaturity had a lot to do with him being bumped down to 5th. He has always had an attitude, and not in a good way.
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  10. xpmar9x

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    Ugh, our secondary will be trouble this year..
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