Tennessee Titans Oscars: LVP (Least Valuable Player)

The nominees for LVP (Least Valuable Player) for the Tennessee Titans 2012 Season are:

  • SS Robert Johnson
  • SS Jordan Babineaux
  • OG Leroy Harris
  • CB Ryan Mouton


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SS Robert Johnson/ The SS‘s…. The Titans secondary was abysmal in 2012. QB’s had a completion percentage over 60% throwing at the safeties and they took advantage of that in every game, save for a couple at the end where a joker was slinging the ball (Jets, Jaguars). Robert Johnson started out the season as a starter, first at FS and then after losing his starting spot he was being put back in as a SS.

It was painful to watch the angles Johnson would take and the way he just looked lost in the backfield. It was his first real action on the field since being taken in the 2010 NFL Draft, the last Fisher draft class, during the 4th round. It quickly became apparent as to why Johnson hadn’t found himself on the field sooner. It’ll be interesting to see if he makes the roster in 2013 or if they decide to cut the dead weight.

The Titans recently signed veteran SS George Wilson to a two-year deal. It’s still expected that they’ll be drafting a young safety in the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft which seems to boast a good class of safeties. People are even starting to suggest that the Titans pair Michael Griffin with another Texas safety in Kenny Vaccaro with the 10th overall pick.

Either way, one shouldn’t expect the SS group to be the winner of the LVP in 2013. The Titans will be doing their best to make sure that hole is all patched up by the start of regular season.

As for 2012, though, Robert Johnson and the rest of the SS’s ran away with the LVP award. That’s what you call a group effort.


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