Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Titans comment on Kamerion Wimbley
By Paul Kuharsky
The Tennessee Titans' news release announcing their deal with defensive end Kamerion Wimbley included these comments from team officials:
- GM Ruston Webster: “He is an excellent athlete, who has natural pass rusher traits -- ability to bend, get low and has a nice feel for using his hands. I liked him coming out of Florida State as a 4-3 defensive end and he will return to that role with us. In addition to that, his time as a 3-4 rusher gives him added versatility.”
- Coach Mike Munchak: “Kamerion has been a very productive player in this league and is a good pro. On passing downs over the last few years, he has played with his hand down in Oakland and he will playing full-time at defensive end for us. I feel like he is coming into the best years of his career and his skills will help us pressure the passer.”
I don't think putting Wimbley at defensive end qualifies as going out on a limb, but it's certainly the first big, somewhat-risky move for Webster as the Titans general manager.
If it plays out well, Tennessee's defense gets a boost in a spot where it absolutely has to have one.