Sep 14, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mohamed Sanu (12) runs for a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Atlanta 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports
Step 2: Bring in some of his free agents
Something I heard on the local radio stations, is the idea that Hue Jackson has a lot of sway in the locker room and that players like him. This lead into a conversation about how the Bengals have some free agents that could follow Jackson to Tennessee.
That is a great idea, and the Bengals have a wealth of free agents that would start immediately for the Titans, including four top defensive backs and some offensive players.
CB Leon Hall: Hall has been a very good cornerback in this league for a long time and this year is no different. While Hall is past his prime, he still has a lot of good football ahead and there is no doubt that between Hue Jackson and Dick LeBeau they could find a way to use him.
CB/PR Adam Jones: Adam “don’t-call-me-Pac-Man” Jones has been great in Cincinnati and while I am worried if his demons would come back to haunt him in Tennessee he has been a very good corner for a few years now. Not only that, but he has clearly been a better return man than anyone the Titans have had since…well since he played with the Titans.
RT Andre Smith: While he hasn’t graded out well for the Bengals according to PFF, Smith has been a good right tackle for the Bengals since Jackson has been on the staff. Not only that, but he has been a part of the two headed rushing attack of Gio Bernard and Jeremy Hill which is hard to argue with. At the very least he knows the play calls and terminology that Jackson will bring.
S Reggie Nelson: Nelson is one of two very good safeties that the Bengals are risking losing this offseason. He would be a clear upgrade on this team.
FS George Iloka: Iloka has been one of the biggest play makers in the defensive backfield over the past two years. If the Titans want someone who can play the ball, this is their best option in free agency except maybe Tashaun Gipson.
WR Mohamed Sanu: Sanu is one of the most interesting names on this list. With Hue Jackson as the OC Sanu has averaged nearly 14 yards per catch and he nearly doubled his career receiving yards in 2014 alone. For a team that needs receivers he could be a great #2.