Rumor Titans considering cutting Kevin Byard

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by KyTitansFan, Mar 15, 2023.

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  1. Titanic_Sub

    Titanic_Sub Pro Bowler

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    Low-key one of the most overrated titans of all time. Seems like a great dude and has a feel for getting picks, but you're right he's invisible a lot of the time.
     
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  2. Carp

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    Byard was great, but he's way too expensive at this point. Still a solid player, but Safety isn't a position you should invest much in unless they are generational guy like Ed Reed or Polamalu.
     
  3. Titanup1982

    Titanup1982 All-Pro

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    Couldn't being invisible at that position be considered good, or does that only apply to the CB position.
     
  4. Broken Arrow

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    try to workout something with CIN, they just lost bates.
     
  5. Titanic_Sub

    Titanic_Sub Pro Bowler

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    I'd say more for corner
     
  6. HurrayTitans!

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    Byard was good. I don’t think he’s over rated either.

    ball hawk skills. The downside to guys that kind of recognize where the ball is, is that there are guesses involved which results in incorrect guesses and putting himself out of position when wrong. Kind of the idea of big risk, big reward.
    Probably has the most INT off another player, than anyone in the history of the game. Not sure that necessarily equates to a talent level specifically.
    He’s one of the top INT makers in the franchise history.

    If I recall in 2020, a big time complaint was that Byard was always being put in the wrong places because the other secondary sucked so bad.
    Maybe that carried over the past couple years or just messed up his game when he seemed like an instinct kind of guy.

    All said, I think his game has declined but I think he’s still very capable of being really good. and the real bottom line is, it doesn’t save a lot of money and creates another hole.
     
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  7. Finnegan2win

    Finnegan2win hopesfall2win

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    Would Troy P. or Ed Reed be held in such high regard if they weren't out making plays?

    safety is supposed to make plays, not float around in space.. he's not 1v1'ing anyone so no being invisible is not good
     
  8. Laserjock

    Laserjock South Endzone Rocks! Staff

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    Byard needs a good partner back there to be effective. When he doesn't have that he is far less effective.
     
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  9. Mitch86

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    I agree. It feels like every pick he's ever had was a deflection into his hands... Not many where he's actually fighting for the ball and gets it.
     
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  10. LANGSTER

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