Tennessee Titans Report Card: Week 1-4, September 2013 (Quarter 1)

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Defensive Line

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

Even when this team isn’t blitzing, the front four has created pressure. With 14 tackles and three sacks, Jurrell Casey has elevated his game to one of the NFL’s elite interior defensive linemen. While Derrick Morgan and Ropati Pitoitua don’t have Justin Houston-esque sack numbers, they’re creating pressure and controlling the line of scrimmage.

More Karl Klug sightings? That’s a good thing. This defensive coaching staff has utilized their talent so much better than one season ago.

Grade: A