Aug 23, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans linebackerBrian Orakpo
(98) lines up to rush during the first half against the St. Louis Rams at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
The Titans defense stepped up on Sunday night and made some plays. Cornerback, Perrish Cox validated his free agency signing early in the game when he stepped in front of a Nick Foles pass on St. Louis’ first possession and returned it 24 yards for a pick six.
Cox said he knew what was coming, and jumped the route on former Titan, Kenny Britt for the pick and the first score of the game.
The defensive line dominated the line of scrimmage and shut down the Rams running game and forced them to throw the ball.
The Rams struggled on the offensive side of the ball in 2014 and the Titans showed them that they hadn’t made much progress.
Free agent pass rusher, Brian Orakpo got on the field for some time with the first unit along with the others in the box put a lot of pressure on Nick Foles. Orakpo also showed how well he can seal the edge in the run game.
With Jason McCourty and Blidi Wreh-Wilson still on the sideline, Dick LeBeau gave Marqueston Huff some snaps at cornerback for the first time in a game. Huff is normally a strong safety but can play corner if needed.
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