Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel spoke about the newest addition to the team, cornerback Tramaine Brock.
On Wednesday, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel spoke about what new cornerback Tramaine Brock brings to the team.
Brock was released by the Arizona Cardinals earlier in the week and was claimed off waivers by the Titans on Tuesday. The veteran cornerback is an important addition, as the team is dealing with several injuries to the secondary.
Both LeShaun Sims and Adoree’ Jackson‘s statuses are up in the air for the Week 14 game against the Oakland Raiders, and the Titans were already dealing with the season-ending injury to Malcolm Butler.
Vrabel explained what Brock brings to the team and also said that the Titans will try to get him up to speed as quickly as possible, per Paul Kuharsky.
"“Just a veteran body, a guy that has played a lot of football in this league. We’ll see how he does and how he reacts to what we do and our terminology and our scheme, and as much as he can handle we’ll try to give him.”"
Kuharsky also asked Vrabel if Brock learning all the disguising that the team does on defense is something that will be difficult for him to pick up quickly.
"“Yeah, there’s probably some things there that try to work in unison. I think that the communication is a critical part of all defensive football. Part of that’s disguise and being able to understand who you’re working with and who you’re talking to, so we’ll kind of see where it goes this week.”"
While it remains to be seen just how much of an impact Brock can make in his first game with the Titans, he has posted solid numbers this season.
Before being released by Arizona, Brock had the highest Pro Football Focus coverage grade on the team, which is impressive when you consider Patrick Peterson was playing in the same secondary.
The Titans will see what they have in their new corner on Sunday against the No. 15 passing attack in the NFL, and he’ll certainly be tested the rest of the season with games against tough passing attacks like the Houston Texans’ and New Orleans Saints’ ahead.