Jurrell Casey Backs Up Big Words vs Pittsburgh, More To Say After Win


Jurrell Casey Backs Up Big Words vs Pittsburgh, More To Say After Win

Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey (99) is congratulated by linebacker Akeem Ayers (56) after recording a sack as Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert (77) walks away during the second half at Heinz Field. The Titans won the game, 16-9. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-9 at Heinz Field to start their 2013 regular season. Titans defensive tackle Jurrell Casey had a great game. He finished the the game with three tackles and two sacks.

A few days before this game, Casey had some big words. You can read what he had to say prior to the game here.

After the Titans got the much needed win, Casey didn’t hesitate to talk the talk again. Via The Tennessean:

“You could see it in Ben’s eyes — he wanted to get back to that locker room pretty quick. As long as we keep getting to quarterbacks, it’s going to be like that all year.”

"“We made sure we put those Terrible Towels up their butts all day long. They waved them at the beginning of the game but they left pretty early.”"

Casey backed up his words and showed he can walk the walk. Casey is looking like he might be heading to his first Pro Bowl this season if he keeps playing the way he has throughout the preseason and regular season. Throughout the game, Casey received double-team treatment by the Pittsburgh offensive line,which reminded us of the Albert Haynesworth days.

If teams are forced to double-team Casey, then this defensive line just got a whole lot better. This will give the defense a chance to get more pressure coming off the edges and more successful attempts on the blitz. Casey can manage a double-team because he is so big and physically gifted.

It seems like Casey will be talking all year, but if he can back it up like he did against Pittsburgh, the Titans will have a lot more wins than losses at the end of the season. Hopefully, the team can bring this kind of showing into Houston this weekend and pull of an even bigger upset.

We’ll have to hear what Casey says for that one.