ESPN.com posted their 2013 All-AFC South team. The writers who decided on this team included Mike Wells, Tania Ganguli, Mike DiRocco and Paul Kuharsky. Seven Tennessee Titans players made that team. Here’s a look at the entire roster. Below is a look at the Titans who made the team:
ESPN 2013 All-AFC South Team: Tennessee Titans Representatives
Chris Johnson (RB)
Kendall Wright (WR)
Chance Warmack (OG)
Jurrell Casey (DT)
Alterraun Verner (CB)
Jason McCourty (CB)
Bernard Pollard (S)
The entire team includes 26 players: 11 offense, 12 defense and three specialists. It’s rather foolish that it’s lopsided. They should’ve included a third receiver on the offense (e.g. T.Y. Hilton).
The fact that Chris Johnson and Chance Warmack made the team just shows that the division didn’t experience the best of seasons with their running backs and offensive guards. Joining both of these players were Houston Texans‘ Ben Tate and Wade Smith. Despite a 2-14 record, the Texans led all teams with eight representatives.
Remember Sen’Derrick Marks? He made the team alongside Jurrell Casey. Now a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Marks had 34 tackles with four sacks and two forced fumbles. A few days ago, the Jaguars signed him to a four-year, $22 million contract. They’re betting on him to become a building block for their young defense.
It’s bizarre to see how this team turned out. Of the 26 representatives, you have the Texans (8), Titans (7), Colts (6) and Jaguars (5). A 2-14 and 7-9 team get more nominations than the 11-5 team? It’s safe to say that quarterback play means more than the number of players that one team has on a “All-AFC South team.”
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