One defensive change the Tennessee Titans need to make

<> at Nissan Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.
<> at Nissan Stadium on October 14, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. /

What change should you look for tonight from the Tennessee Titans?

Monday night football is just hours away now and if the Tennessee Titans are going to turn this season around they are running out of games to do it.

There are plenty of things the Titans need to change going into this game, but most of it is just basic, intelligent stuff. Don’t turn the ball over, be more aggressive and unpredictable, run the ball more effectively, stop the run better, etc.

However, if you want to look at one specific thing the Titans need to change I have an answer for you right here.

Use Harold Landry correctly

What I mean by that, is that the Titans are trying to do too much with Landry. Too many stunts and too many plays where he has to engage and lock out a blocker instead of getting upfield and using the best weapon in his arsenal.

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Smart defensive coordinators change things up every now and then, but taking a speed rusher and trying to make him a balanced player who isn’t using his best move is a bad job. If you want that, spend this offseason working on it, but don’t waste reps in crucial games.

The Titans need to use Harold Landry as a man on fire, getting up the field and pinning his ears back getting to the QB.

I can hear you say, “But Will, if you do that then you open up the chance for a screen or a run underneath it” and you are absolutely right. If you are going to use a guy as a one note player then you have to concede some things.

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What people don’t seem to realize is that Landry may be the best player in the Titans front seven at reacting to screens and getting out and making a play. Maybe it is tape study, maybe it is a sixth sense but whatever it is he just knows when teams are trying to sucker him in and he punishes them by making a different play.

As for the run game, I have an easy solution for that. If your linebackers know what is happening then why not lean into that and either keep an eye on that gap or outright blitz? If Rashaan Evans is on the field, you can’t tell me on 2nd and 9 that the best play is anything other than rushing Landry hard outside and letting Evans blitz that B gap between the guard and tackle.

When all is said and done this is a great way to use both rookies in a way that fits them best while affecting quarterbacks across the league. Why not do that and show everyone why you selected them so highly in the first place?