Bigger lineup left Wimbley on sidelines

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Sep 23, 2013.

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    The Titans had said during the offseason that they planned on using defensive end Kamerion Wimbley less this year, in hopes of increasing his effectiveness.

    But six snaps out of 59 ?

    That was the grand total Sunday for Wimbley, who is in the second season of a five-year, $35 million contract. He played more than 900 snaps last year, but Wimbley has been on the field for just 57 of the team’s 192 defensive snaps (30 percent) this season, posting four tackles and a sack.

    “I think it’s just that we went bigger,” Titans coach Mike Munchak said of Wimbley’s few snaps against the Chargers. “Ropati (Pitoitua) played a lot more this game because of the run. We thought he was pushing the line of scrimmage well to discourage that. (Antonio Johnson) played a lot more.”

    Munchak said the fact the Titans’ defense didn’t spend a ton of time on the field against the Chargers allowed the starters to play more snaps as well.

    Still, Wimbley played fewer snaps than reserve ends Karl Klug (9) and Keyunta Dawson (9), and Dawson hadn’t even been active for the first two games of the season.

    “They play in different packages, and Dawson is playing sometimes in a three-down package, where we don’t have Wimbley in that same package,” Munchak said. “We’re only three weeks in, so it’s almost like, `Wait until we get rolling and you’ll see more patterns.’ A lot will depend on who we’re playing and what they’re doing and the match-ups.”

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  2. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    Lack of skills left Wimbley on the sideline.
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