O.J. Atogwe – formerly with the St. Louis Rams
Atogwe may have been a free safety in St. Louis and is a little undersized (an already too prevalent problem for the Titan defense), but if Michael Griffin moves to strong safety (an easy transition for a player of his caliber and skills), then this safety combination would give the Titans 2 ball-hawking safeties.
When you face Peyton Manning and Matt Schaub two times a year (each), this could be the difference in at least 4 games. The Rams are probably just be maneuvering for a more palatable deal with this Pro Bowl safety, but that does not mean the Titans should not offer him a lucrative and incentive-based 3-year deal.
Bob Sanders – formerly with the Indianapolis Colts
Sanders is another extremely enticing free agent safety that recently became available. Like Atogwe, Sanders is smaller and is more suited for the free safety position. So this idea requires Griffin to move over to strong safety. However, unlike Atogwe, Sanders has a difficult time staying on the field.
A previous winner of Defensive Player of the Year, Sanders was the spark the Colts needed to become Super Bowl Champions and boast one of the top defenses in the land. Broken down of late, offering Sanders a 2 year deal with minimum start (i.e. Albert Haynesworth deals of the past) requirements, would eliminate any risk of getting burned like the Colts.
New Defensive Coordinator Jerry Gray could easily upgrade his secondary with either of this pricey and valuable free agents. This is not a dance that is safer to sit out. Come on Coach Gray, do the Safety Dance!
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