Titans Looking to Increase Speed at LB

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  1. goTitans.com

    goTitans.com A living legend. Staff

    SUMMARY: Titans GM Floyd Reese said entering the offseason that increasing the speed a the linebacker position was one of his goals this offseason. "The linebacker group is probably as good or better than we've seen for a number of years," Reese said. "Across the board, it's not only a good senior class, but some juniors that are coming out will fill in nicely." That means the only LB currently on the Titans roster who looks safe is Keith Bulluck. The type of LB is important to consider as well. "Adding speed at the position is important if you are willing to give up some size, but it is hard," Reese said. "If you plan on going out and scoring a lot of points you can be like Indy. But if not you almost have to find some kind of a balance there."

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  2. maximus

    maximus Starter

    They should look into signing Ray Thompson a former UT Vol LB who is fast and a FA. He would come cheap as he spent last year out of the NFL. It couldnt hurt for him to be signed for the Vet min and if he didnt work out, cut him after training camp
  3. nigel

    nigel Back on the bus

    When has that kinda deal ever worked out for us? :winker:
  4. maximus

    maximus Starter

    Let me think,hmmm, some guy with a funky name, what was it again, oh, KVB:winker:
  5. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    i bet D'Qwell is given a long look in the second round
  6. RollTide

    RollTide All-Pro

    Peter sirmon...

    He counts $5.5M against our salary cap. We can save $3.3M of that by letting him go. Should we do that or is sirmon our answer at MLB?

    There are some quality free agents out there. June and thornton from the colts. Julian peterson. Hey rocky calmus is available! The draft is april 29th so we do have time to see what we will get and then decide who will be released. The release cut off day is 6/1.

    Seems like we should do well with a linebacker in rd 2. Plenty of solid players will still be available then.
  7. metal957

    metal957 Starter

    Thats what I am talkin about get him and cut Sirmon and sign another Vet that can play football because Sirmon looked like crap last year.
  8. Puck

    Puck Pro Bowler

    Cato June ..... hmmm......
    5 ints / 2 td's / 100 total tackles ..... last year

  9. Soxcat

    Soxcat Starter

    So if you are planning on scoring 35 points a game you can have fast LBs? If you are planning to score only 14 points a game you have to have a balance there? Indy was 11th in the NFL in total defense last year. I'm not sure what the heck Reese is saying. I understand that you have to have a little more size to stop the run but we had bigger, slower players and sucked against the run. Indy did OK against the run. Get some decent safties to go along with the LBs and you can do both, stop the run and play the pass.
  10. Fry

    Fry Welcome to the land of tomorrow!

    two of those picks were against alex smith.

    i'm a d'qwell man, although i've been a big fan of drafting hawk in the first.
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