Option A: Sign Justin Houston to a 2 year/$24 million deal with heavy incentives and GTD money front-loaded
Cam Wake is going to do a lot for the Tennessee Titans and I think his front-loaded deal makes a ton of sense. Instead of thinking about the deal as a 3-year deal, think of it as a pay as you go plan that the Titans can get out of at any time.
However, if the Dean Pees is smart (which of course he is) Wake should do one thing: line up on the defensive left side (vs RTs) and rush the passer. Asking him to do anything more is where you are pushing him outside of his comfort zone.
The EDGE opposite him on pass rush downs is going to be Harold Landry who should be the Titans starter for as many snaps as he can handle. So where would the Titans even use Justin Houston?
It’s pretty interesting to think about. My plan would be to sign Justin Houston to be your starting EDGE opposite Landry on every play because they can both play on either side of the line and be effective.
The first player off the bench is Cameron Wake would come in on pass rush downs as the LDE and Landry would move to RDE.
In situations where Houston is tired or on a snap count, the Titans should bring in Sharif Finch to play opposite Landry. Finch can play both sides of the line and he is very capable as a run defender as well as a pass rusher so you don’t have to worry about him being exploited.
The other permeation of this is when Landry needs a break, which would bring out Finch and Houston as your starting EDGEs with Wake waiting for passing downs.
-On run downs, you have Landry and Houston starting (Finch is the backup)
-On pass downs, you have Landry and Wake with Houston jumping in as frequently as he can (Finch is the backup)