Dec 4, 2011; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Tennessee Titans center Eugene Amano (54) during warm-ups before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans: Passing On All that Talent Might Have Been A Mistake


For today’s Tennessee Titans ranking we’re looking at, courtesy of PFF, is “ Three Years of Pass Blocking Efficiency: Centers“.

Yup, I cringed too, and for good reason.

Amano came in 7th worst in the league. To make matters even more painful, two of the FA centers the Titans brought in made the top 6 on the best list. Jeff Saturday came in at the top of the list while Scott Wells came in at 6th. Of course Saturday went on to sign with the Packers and Wells found himself in the ever loving arms of Jeff Fisher in St. Louis.

Via PFF:

Rank Player Team Pass Protects Total Pressure PBE
1 J.D. Walton DEN 1141 48 96.71
2 David Baas NYG 926 36 96.95
3 Jeff Faine FA 1220 48 96.97
4 Maurkice Pouncey PIT 996 36 97.14
5 Geoff Hangartner CAR 943 33 97.22
6 Brad Meester JAX 1656 56 97.39
7 Eugene Amano TEN 981 32 97.43
8 Dan Koppen NE 1141 38 97.44
9 Samson Satele IND 1408 46 97.44
10 Jonathan Goodwin SF 1752 57 97.45

I expected Amano to be on here. His play this last season alone was sub-par and he has never been one of those forces to be reckoned with.

It was a little depressing to see Scott Wells and Jeff Saturday on the list of the top centers. I wasn’t as sad about Saturday, as he is in the twilight of his career, but both stung with the knowledge that either of them would have been a upgrade over Amano.

I sure hope Amano has a little fire lit under him because he’s on the hot seat this year and if he can’t deliver it may very well be adios for him. Munchak won’t be able to protect him if he doesn’t step up this year.

This team is all about accountability now and Amano has a lot to account for.

 

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