RTC: McCourty seeks more splash plays

August, 6, 2014
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The Titans' new 3-4 defensive front could benefit end Mike Martin, a 2012 third-rounder, says David Climer of The Tennessean.

There are still plenty of things to clean up on defense. The Titans left Georgia with evidence of that, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Cornerback Jason McCourty is looking to make more splash plays for the Titans this season, says David Boclair of the Nashville Post.

To which I say: McCourty is a steady player who’s usually near the ball and doesn’t allow a lot of yards after the catch. But it would be big for the Titans if he added more interceptions to his game.

From Andy Benoit of The MMQB in his look at the Titans: “(Ken) Whisenhunt’s two best years directing offenses were, arguably, 2008 in Arizona and last season in San Diego. In both cases, he had a quarterback who was willing to make tough throws with defenders in his face and able to diagnose the defense before the snap. Jake Locker fulfills the former stipulation; his grit and courage are unquestionable. As for the latter, he doesn’t come close.”

To which I say: Benoit writes that punter Brett Kern “can also dabble in field goals.” He can? Akeem Ayers as the most explosive pass-rusher? I don’t see it.

Offensive flexibility will be the calling card of Whisenhunt’s offense, says Mike Keith, the Titans play-by-play man.

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