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Friday, November 1, 2013
Rams' rushers pose big threat to Titans

By Paul Kuharsky

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For years the Tennessee Titans faced a vicious duo of speed pass-rushers twice a year.

So when offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains says the Rams’ Chris Long and Robert Quinn evoked Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis of the Colts, then that’s a big deal.

The Titans widely rate Long and Quinn as the best set of speed pass-rushers they will have faced this season.

Tennessee's tackles, Michael Roos and David Stewart, will be tested. While Roos has been solid in pass protection, Stewart’s suffered from a variety of injuries, missed a bunch of practices and isn’t moving well at all.

Stewart will primarily face Quinn, who was super impressive Monday night against Seattle.  He's got 10 sacks and Long has 5.5.

Titans No. 2 tight end Craig Stevens is a huge piece of the pass protection and will certainly be called on to help.

“They have the speed and athleticism,” Stevens said. “They are really good on the edge, bending toward the quarterback. Everyone is going to have to help our tackles out on those guys. They will be, by far, the best pass-rushing ends that we’ve faced.”