Atlanta Falcons at Tennessee Titans: Studs, Duds & Reaction

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Duds (Part 2)

Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner (20) reacts to receiving a pass interference call during the first half against the Atlanta Falcons at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Alterraun Verner (or Officiating?)
There were a couple questionable defensive penalties from the Alterraun Verner vs. Julio Jones matchup. Verner later surrendered a 42-yard reception. He did have one nice breakup where he got his hand across Jones’ chest and swatted the football.

Did Verner do enough to keep his starting job? Tommie Campbell didn’t do anything special—but he didn’t appear to get burned.

One thing that has annoyed me with the all the defensive backs: dropped interceptions. They’ve missed out on some pick-6s. They can’t afford to do that against top-tier competition in meaningful games.