Titans safeties continue to struggle in coverage

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    SAN DIEGO Are the Titans getting what they wanted with the new tandem of free safety Robert Johnson and strong safety Michael Griffin? It’s a valid question after two weeks.

    Tom Brady went 23-of-31 for 236 yards, two touchdowns and a 117.1 passer rating against the Titans last week, and Phillip Rivers went 24-of-31 for 284 yards, three touchdowns and a 119.8 rating on Sunday. The Titans haven’t given up a pass play of more than 31 yards, but short and intermediate throws are killing them.

    “There was times I was supposed to come up and help,” said Johnson, who’s playing a centerfielder’s role in the secondary. “If there’s a coverage where somehow guys get open, I’m supposed to come up and make tackles. Those are things I’m supposed to be doing.”

    Griffin, who had a team-leading 18 tackles against the Chargers, said it’s not important whether he’s playing free or string safety: “I don’t think it matters. You have to be able to play with whoever’s out there. There’s a reason all these guys are on the team. Whatever position they want you to play, you gotta play.”

    Source: Titans Insider
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