Jan 3, 2010; Seattle, WA, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Sen

Tennessee Titans' Sen'Derrick Marks Doesn't Miss Tackles... Just Kidding


The Tennessee Titans selected Sen’Derrick Marks in the second round of the 2009 NFL draft and needless to say, we’ve all been a little disappointed as no one feels he has lived up to that selection. Having said that I’m one of his few supporters.

I think he can be a solid DT. Not amazing, just solid. Last season he ended up replacing Smith on the line after some lackluster performances and Marks remained a starter the rest of the year. This year may not be the same, as the DT position is bursting with talent. That doesn’t mean he can’t still be a solid rotational player.

Today in PFF’s “Three Years of Tackling Efficiency” series they addressed interior rushers. Our boy Sen’Derrick Marks made the list of the best worst ratios. Due to an error on their side, the lists of best and worst ratios are swapped.

Sad. I thought I had good news for today…

Via PFF:

Rank Player Snaps Tks Ass MT Tackling Efficiency
1 Henry Melton 992 22 4 6 5.3
2 Cullen Jenkins 1887 53 13 11 7.0
3 Wallace Gilberry 1168 32 2 5 7.8
4 Terrance Knighton 2009 76 21 14 7.9
5 Amobi Okoye 2265 66 15 11 8.4
6 Kevin Williams 2646 77 19 13 8.4
7 Sen’Derrick Marks 1087 33 12 6 8.5
8 Alan Branch 1621 63 13 10 8.6
9 Gary Gibson 1155 35 12 6 8.8
10 Antonio D. Smith 2559 58 13 9 8.9
11 Tommie Harris 1474 35 6 5 9.2
12 Corey Peters 1169 43 8 6 9.5
13 Mike Wright 922 28 7 4 9.8
14 B.J. Raji 2128 58 13 8 9.9
15 Ray McDonald 1915 45 9 6 10.0

The bright side? There are worst defenders. The bad side? Well, for Marks, he’s in the last year of his rookie contract which means he’s gonna have to work his but off if he wants to stick with such a talented roster next year. Which when you look at it from our perspective, it may be a good thing. He should be playing balls to the walls and that’s about as much as you can ask for.

Special thanks to PFF for being awesome and giving me content during this unbearably slow period of the off-season. Keep on keepin’ on.


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  • Drake

    Sen’Derrick Marks was on the field last season?

  • http://www.justinlstewart.com/ jstitansized

     @Drake Yes. He took Shaun Smiths starting spot about halfway through the season.

  • dragak1981

    More evidence that marks simply sucks and is not cut out for the NFL…I am not surprised

  • Drake

     @jstitansized Non-sense because he was not a force. Ha ha ha!

  • http://www.justinlstewart.com/ jstitansized

     @Drake Ha ha ha. I see what you did there…

  • Drake

     @jstitansized Finally!

  • http://www.justinlstewart.com/ jstitansized

     @dragak1981 I hate having to admit a player is a bust….