The Difference a Change in Scheme Can Make

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  1. Fry

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    Titans Defense – More Pass Rushers, Bigger Impact
    The Titans allowed a league-worst 29.4 points per game last season, but have shaved 12 points off that average this year.

    One of the keys to the turnaround has been a strategical shift on defense.

    The Titans had good production when pass rushing five or more defenders last season. The problem was they used such pressure on only a quarter of opponent dropbacks.

    Tennessee allowed a league-worst 70 percent of passes to be completed when rushing four or fewer last season, but were a Top-10 defense when sending extra rushers (54 percent).

    The Titans defense has allowed similar numbers this season, but the big difference is that the Titans are sending at least five pass rushers on 44 percent of opponent dropbacks, the third highest rate in the NFL.

    The increased number of pass rushers may be the influence of Gregg Williams, now a senior assistant with the Titans’ defense.

    Williams was the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator from 2009 to 2011. During that stretch, the Saints sent five or more pass rushers exactly half the time. No other team did that more than 43 percent of the time.
  2. Fry

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    I just wish whoever is calling the defensive plays would stop dropping Jurrell Casey into coverage....

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    Thats gotta be Gray's stupid ass, he did the same thing last year with SenDerrick Marks