Titans LB Akeem Ayers: I screwed up

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  1. Titans Insider

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    The Titans had plenty of reasons to kick themselves after Thursday night’s loss to the Colts.

    Linebacker Akeem Ayers was one player wishing he could take back a mistake.

    Ayers was flagged for a critical unnecessary roughness penalty when he hit Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter just after he handed off the football. Instead of the Colts facing a third-and-six with just over three minutes left, Indianapolis was awarded a first down at the Tennessee 11-yard line.

    Two plays later, Colts running back Donald Brown scored on an 11-yard touchdown run to make it 30-20.

    “Honestly, I thought (Luck) still had the ball in his hand,’’ Ayers said. “But I have to know, how they’re protecting quarterbacks in the league, that I can’t do that even though he had his back to me and I couldn’t see if he had the ball.

    “I screwed up. But you can’t sit there and harp on it. We still had a chance to get a stop there and hold them to a field goal, but we didn’t do it.”

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  2. Brew City

    Brew City Case Race Champion Tip Jar Donor

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    Cut his ass. Who's the Jaguars SLB. Let us get him.
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  3. steverife

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    Well, that sucks.
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  4. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    You've screwed up all year, Ayers.
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  5. Ewker

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    he wasn't the only player who screwed up last night
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  6. MrBean

    MrBean Master of Not Much

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    When I saw it happen I thought exactly as he did. Looked like a great fake for a bootleg. With Lucks back to him, what wa Ayers supposed to do?

    It's not Like Ayers laid into him.
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  7. dontdraftcutler

    dontdraftcutler Go Cutler!

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    I'd like to hear this statement from the coaching staff...
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  8. titan_fan_4ever

    titan_fan_4ever Titans Rule

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    Ayers has actually struggled all-year. Just when he was finally making some plays (not a lot, but more than usual) against the Colts, he goes dumb. I actually couldn't believe when I saw Luck flying off the camera...

    He was RIGHT BESIDE HIM... Why the F would you toss a QB when you are not 100% SURE he has the ball - Luck faked him just by giving him his back and doing a stutter step.

    Even if he did have the ball a hit like that might draw a penalty anyway. He could have EASILY rapped his arms around him and just held him or just tackle him normally, and avoid this.
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  10. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    This is the type of play losing teams make.

    I do feel for him though. If he halfheartedly goes after him and Luck has the ball we have Kiwanuka situation on our hands.
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