We continue our analysis of the Tennessee Titans position by position as we approach the 2013 regular season with a look at the defensive tackles.
I intentionally waited on this post until after the first preseason game due to Jerry Gray's comments about the Titans possibly not being a 4-3 team this year. And lo and behold the Titans lined up with four defensive linemen every single snap in the first preseason game; they didn't even do that in last year's first preseason game, thanks to a couple snaps of Ruby (3-2-6). In light of that, I'll be treating the Titans in the DT and DE analyses as though they will indeed be a 4-3 team.
The question I looked at in the offseason was how much change we would see at a very young defensive tackle position. Would they look to retain a starter going to free agency, and how much would they look to buttress a position that hadn't been a strength for a couple seasons? We know now the answer-they let Sen'Derrick Marks depart in free agency and added Sammie Lee Hill to take his place as well as later Antonio Johnson to supplement a pair of recent third-round picks in Jurrell Casey and Mike Martin. Will that likely quartet be enough to take the Titans where they want to go in 2013?no comments