Aug 29, 2009; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns linebacker Kamerion Wimbley (95) grabs the face mask of Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young (10) during the second half at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Miller-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans: Kamerion Wimbley's Got It

The Tennessee Titans jumped at the opportunity to solidify their pass rush when the Raiders were forced to release Kamerion Wimbley due to salary cap issues.

Wimbley was never a name I was familiar with, but that’s my fault, not his. He has been an solid player in the league and should excel as a DE for the Tennessee Titans.

Today’s continuation of PFF’s “Three Years of Tackling Efficiency” series was edge rushers. This new favorite of many Titans fans ranked 3rd in most active outside rushers.

Via PFF:

Rank Player Snaps Tks Ass Tot Tkls
1 Anthony Spencer 2888 162 23 185
2 James Harrison 2735 155 29 184
3 Kamerion Wimbley 3113 133 26 159
4 Terrell Suggs 2807 117 30 147
5 Mario Haggan 1948 124 18 142
6 Calvin Pace 2354 125 16 141
7 Trent Cole 2500 115 21 136
8 Manny Lawson 1982 121 14 135
9 Clark Haggans 2547 116 17 133
9 Tamba Hali 3142 109 24 133

When the Raiders first released Wimbley, I was quick to look him up and became quite certain the Titans would go after him after they passed on Mario Williams, as well as another couple quality DE’s.

Wimbley has played in a lot of 3-4 defenses and goes back and forth between the LB and DE spot, but he should primarily be playing DE for the Titans, though I wouldn’t be shocked to seem him dropping back on some plays.

Either way, whether you watch highlights or just go back to the stats, Wimbley looks like he should be a very reliable DE and I am excited to watch him tear it up this season.

I miss seeing QB’s get hit.

 

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