Titans vs Bills: Da’Norris Searcy to face old teammates


The Tennessee Titans get back to this work this week and will face the Buffalo Bills at Nissan Stadium on Sunday afternoon. After spending the first four years of his NFL career in Buffalo, Titans safety, Da’Norris Searcy will get a chance to welcome his old teammates to Music City.

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The 26 year-old Searcy was a fourth round draft pick by the Bills in 2011 and played his collegiate ball at North Carolina. He is from down the road in Decatur, Georgia and although he enjoyed his time in Buffalo, Searcy likes  being closer to home, and says he won’t miss the nasty weather in upstate New York.

Whiz had this to say about his safety:

The Titans filled a hole in their secondary when they signed Da’Norris to a four year deal during the NFL free agency period, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt says the 5′ 11″ 207 pound safety has lived up to his reputation and has brought a lively spirit to this defense.

“In evaluating the safeties that were out there (in free agency), he stood out as a guy who could do a lot of things for you – play coverage, be physical, and be very active. Just watching his tape, he was impressive,’’ coach Ken Whisenhunt said of Searcy. “We liked everything about him. And he’s been good.

“He brings intensity that brings a lot to our football team. It shows up in the weight room, in the meeting rooms, on the field. It shows up in a lot of places. He is a good team player and that helps build that chemistry.”

Searcy played 62 games during his time with the Bills and made 191 tackles, five interceptions and four sacks in, and he also forced three fumbles. He scored on a pick-6 in 2013.

In his first three games in Titans Blue, Searcy has made 11 tackles and has been a nice compliment to long time counterpart, Michael Griffin.

Searcy has great instincts on the field and his teammates say he brings an edge to the defense. Cornerback Jason McCourty said. “He is not the tallest guy, but he packs a lot of power. He has that sense of swag, when he steps foot on the field he expects to make plays.’

Off the field, Griffin says:

“Da’Norris, he’s a weird guy,’’ Griffin said with a smile. “He’s into action figures, Superheroes. He dresses the worst of anyone in practice, and even his whole thing with cars — he is into old school American muscle cars. The music he likes, everything is different.

“But he’s a great guy, and he can play football. And he hits the weights hard. He’s a strong, strong guy. And he’s a great guy to have on the team.”

The Titans addition to this team and have brought a new attitude to Nashville.

On Sunday, Searcy will get a chance to show Rex Ryan and the Buffalo Bills that they may have made a mistake when they lost him to free agency.

Maybe he can help make them pay with a second consecutive loss!

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