Tennessee Titans: At Least We’re Good At Pass Blocking

Jan 1, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Tennessee Titans offensive tackle David Stewart (76) in action against the Houston Texans in the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium. The Titans defeated the Texans 23-22. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

I bet you can guess what Tennessee Titans tid bit I’ve got for you today. It’s about that offensive line that kept Hasselbeck alive this past season by putting up one of the best pass blocking performances by any of lines in the league.

Another gem, courtesy of PFF, shows one of the Titans favorite lineman, David Stewart, coming in 4th overall in awesomeness for offensive linemen in the league over the past three years. Here’s the chart from PFF’s “Three Years of Pass Blocking Efficiency: Offensive Tackles“:

Rank Player Current Team Pass Protects Total Pressure PBE
1  Joe Thomas CLV 1655 60 97.11
2  Jake Long MIA 1614 63 96.84
3  Andrew Whitworth CIN 1706 70 96.76
4  David Stewart TEN 1557 72 96.39
5  Jason Peters PHI 1560 75 96.22
6  Tyson Clabo ATL 1851 94 96.00
7  D’Brickashaw Ferguson NYJ 1601 82 95.91
8  Eric Winston KC 1756 90 95.87
9  Sebastian Vollmer NE 1034 56 95.82
10  Winston Justice IND 1200 67 95.56
11  Sean Locklear NYG 1146 66 95.51
12  Branden Albert KC 1552 96 95.01
13  Bryant McKinnie BLT 1714 107 95.00
14  Jon Stinchcomb RET 1229 79 95.00
15  Jeff Backus DET 2058 132 94.96

I won’t lie, I’m a little surprise his bookend Michael Roos didn’t find his way onto this list. They’re one of the best OT tandems in the league and are a big reason why Hasselbeck enjoyed the success he did this past season.

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for any other offensive lineman of the Titans showing up on any of these other lists to come. The interior of the Titans line this last year was a major embarrassment and I’ll be shocked if PFF has any of them on there, though they have always had some odd love for Jake Scott… I take that back. I didn’t take into account the newest addition to the Titans offensive line, Steve Hutchinson.

Hold your breath people, there may yet be hope.

 

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Topics: AFC South, David Stewart, NFL, Tennessee Titans, Titan Sized

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