Let’s start this out with our old pals the…oh who am I kidding, these fan bases hate each other. Despite the dislike between the fan bases, the front offices actually have a pretty good working relationship.
There haven’t seemed to be any hard feelings between Dean Pees and his former co-workers, in fact the Titans and the Ravens made a trade less than a year ago with it ultimately being Kamalei Correa for an asset used to move up to take Notre Dame WR, Miles Boykin.
So as each team continues to reap the benefits, let’s look at the Ravens roster and see who makes sense in a move.
The best candidate is Michael Pierce, DL.
Pierce is in his final year of his rookie contract, but his future is uncertain with the Ravens. Despite having three very good seasons, he may be in the coaches dog house.
Pierce was apparently so out of shape during conditioning drills that he was pulled off the practice field a month ago. The Ravens came out of the draft with Gerald Willis and Daylon Mack, both defensive linemen who have the tape to play at the NFL level.
Now Pierce is going into the 2019 season in the final year of his contract, with only one season of over 410 snaps on his resume. If he has another 400 snap season, what kind of deal will he get on the free market?
By the way, none of this is because Pierce can’t play. He is one of the most well regarded nose tackles in the NFL, just ask PFF who had him as a top-5 defensive tackle in the NFL.
If he is at odds with coaches, maybe the Titans can get him cheap and use him as a plug-and-play nose tackle opposite Jurrell Casey who can actually get some work done in the trenches while Jeffery Simmons heals.