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Fokou will provide McCarthy competition

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    The Titans think a lot of middle linebacker Colin McCarthy.

    Coaches like his work ethic and ability, and his teammates love his relentless approach. In just his second NFL season, McCarthy was voted a team captain in 2012.

    But there’s no ignoring this: McCarthy has had trouble staying healthy with the Titans, and there’s no guarantee he’ll clear that hurdle in 2013.

    Enter Moise Fokou.

    The Titans signed Fokou, formerly with the Colts, to a two-year, $2.8 million contract on Wednesday, a deal that included a $300,000 bonus. He’s a player they targeted in free agency, and went after aggressively.

    That’s because the team wants Fokou to challenge McCarthy for the starting spot at middle linebacker. If he doesn’t beat McCarthy out, then the Titans think they’ll be far better off than they were last season when McCarthy went down.

    McCarthy missed nine of the team’s 16 games in 2012. He dealt with an ankle injury early, and a concussion late. The Titans didn’t fare well without him as they moved other players into his place.

    Fokou, who played his first three seasons with the Eagles, is a guy the Titans believe is capable of playing middle linebacker well. He’s also versatile enough to play the other linebacker spots, and he’s been a key special teams performer over the years. The Steelers, among others, also wanted Fokou.

    There’s no question McCarthy is the favorite at middle linebacker heading into the season.

    The team expects Fokou to be in the mix there as well

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  2. The Hammer Out for a rip

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    We should open a poll on who we think will play more in 2013............. My vote is Fokou
  3. JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

    Casey
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    Ok how do you pronounce this mans name? cause I gotta say, there's a few ways to go with it.
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  4. Just Win Baby Practice Squad

    Matthews
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    Again, if he is better than Shaw, which he most likely is, then this = win.
  5. JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

    Casey
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    I think it's Fo-ku

    is that right?
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  6. Two Kings NJ Titan

    George
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    Is he really that good?

    Either way this opens us up to taking a solid MLB in the first or 2nd round next year.
  7. JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

    Casey
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    This guy has played every LB spot, so if nothing else he gives us some quality depth at all 3 LB positions.
  8. The Hammer Out for a rip

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    That is what I assumed
  9. xhrr Starter

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    fok-me no fo-ku
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  10. JCBRAVE @JCBRAVE

    Casey
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    If this guy sees the field, I can absolutely see fans screaming Fo-k YOU!

    Bud will be sitting upstairs smiling and flipping birds
    cdubbs2121 and GTFO my pancakz high five this.

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