We’ll begin with something that isn’t debatable for the Tennessee Titans: the fan base’s lack of faith in the current reserves at defensive end.
If Keyunta Dawson or Scott Solomon are reading this, check out the last option on those poll results. It says, “Pass: Satisfied with Scott Solomon, Keyunta Dawson and Other Options.” How many fans are confident enough to enter the 2013-14 NFL season without adding another veteran who will challenge for a top-reserve, possibly starting job?
This poll had 209 respondents. Yet, not one single person elected to stay the course. No Titans fan, reader, troll, or anyone from the Dawson or Solomon fan club went with that option. Not one. Everybody believes the Titans must find help before the season begins.
So when training camp begins, just remember that not one single person had any faith in either of you. Get angry and let it serve as motivation. It’s time to prove who belongs in this rotation and see who can make a difference when the real games start in September.
That wasn’t the only noticeable poll result. Despite the decade worth of dominance that Dwight Freeney displayed against AFC South opponents, most fans prefer the idea of adding a more-complete defensive end behind Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley. Not only did John Abraham receive more votes than Freeney, but so did Israel Idonije.
2012 John Abraham Stats (Atlanta Falcons)
Games Played: 16
Pass Deflections: 7
Forced Fumbles: 6
Will fans get their wish? Earlier this week, sources had indicated that the Tennessee Titans and Abraham could reach an agreement toward the end of the week. If this happens, the Titans would have a DE rotation that includes Morgan, Wimbley, Abraham, Lavar Edwards, Ropati Pitoitua and possibly Akeem Ayers as a situational option.
Zero, Solomon and Dawson. Zero.