After taking a look at the offense in the first part of our midseason review of the Titans, we now turn our attention to the defense. In the review of the defense after the first four games, I noted that all three areas of the defense -- d-line, linebackers and secondary -- were playing better than expected and some major questions in those areas were answered more than satisfactorily.
Because of the personnel changes in the secondary that were made in Week Eight at San Diego, it seems like a good place to start, after the break.no comments
In preparation for Sunday's battle between the Tennessee Titans and the Miami Dolphins, per the norm, we'll be conducting a question and answer exchange with a writer/blogger who muses about this week's Titan opponent.
Over the course of the next couple of days, we'll be swapping questions and answers with Bloguin's excellent Miami Dolphins site; Phins Phocus.
Have any questions you'd like answered regarding Sunday's Titans/Dolphins matchup? Feel free to provide your inquiries below.
The 2010 Tennessee Titans' draft class entered their rookie seasons with some relatively high expectations.
For seemingly the first time in recent memory, the franchise selected a group of talented (and highly intelligent) players who also produced on the college level. Instead of drafting projects as they've done in the past (Chris Henry unfortunately comes to mind) Mike Reinfeldt and company reeled in numerous guys who had already demonstrated their knack for getting it done on the playing field.
At the halfway mark of the season, it's so far so good for many of the Titan rookies, with several of them doing a great job of translating their college success into gridiron production on the NFL level.
So, to get a better idea of what to expect from Randy Moss, I elected to take advantage of my subscription to the invaluable Game Rewind on NFL.com and watch every pass this year where Moss was targeted.
This isn't a full breakdown of Moss's play this year. I didn't watch a single running play, or any play where the ball was thrown in the direction of another wide receiver. I also can't necessarily say much about the team's overall coverage scheme; I know the Patriots were bracketing him fairly consistently with a safety over the top of a corner, but that's not always apparent from the broadcast and I didn't necessarily watch each play repeatedly.
What I saw, after the jump