September 16, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive end Derrick Morgan (91) and linebacker Kamerion Wimbley (95) celebrate after a sack during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
The Tennessee Titans fielded two of the best DE’s in the NFL in their loss to the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, according to PFF. Anyone who caught that game would have to agree. Colts’ QB Andrew Luck hardly ever had time to plant his feet, though chance seemed to be on his side all day in Nashville.
Here’s what PFF had to say about the Titans DE’s:
Both ends have 2.5 sacks on the season and one forced fumble while Morgan has 31 tackles to Wimbley’s 19. It’s a shame that the DT’s, who’ve been a real strength, could show up that game. If they had been able to bring the pressure on the middle of the pocket, Luck wouldn’t have been able to step up into the pocket on a couple of his throws, which would have resulted in a couple more sacks for the Titans.
It’s nice to be able to see the Titans getting production out of Morgan, who has been stout in run defense. My hopes coming into the season were that we would see Morgan and Wimbley each getting around 10 sacks. To do that, they need to notch about a sack a game each for the rest of the season. Hopefully they can do that.
Last season the Titans were lead by rookie DT Karl Klug who collected 8 sacks. This year we may not see anyone reach that number, unfortunately. Hopefully we will.
Another hope is that we’ll see the defensive line all having a good game on the same day. If the tackles can get the push they’ve been getting in most games and Morgan and Wimbley can cause the terror they did against the Colts, this is one frightening D-line. The Titans allowed the least points they have all season with Morgan and Wimbley creating that ruckus.
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