Titans snap takeaways, top PFF grades, stunning stats from Wild Card game
Snap counts: Defense
Now, we move on to the defensive snap counts.
-We were wondering if Adoree’ Jackson would be at all limited in his return from injury, but that was not the case. Jackson played on 58 of a possible 61 snaps and made some big plays to help the Titans win.
-Veteran Tramaine Brock was still very involved upon Jackson’s return. Brock played on 45 of the team’s 61 defensive snaps and his deflection led to Logan Ryan’s pick-six. In all, Brock had himself a great game. On the other hand, LeShaun Sims was nowhere to be found and only played on special teams, and Tye Smith saw just four snaps on defense.
-After Jayon Brown‘s exit due to a shoulder injury, the inside linebacker duties were split almost evenly between rookie David Long and veteran Wesley Woodyard. While both did a solid job, the Titans desperately need Brown playing if they hope to beat the Ravens.
–Rashaan Evans played 50 snaps and was one of the stars on defense for Tennessee. His two tackles at the one-yard line that helped prevent the Patriots from scoring a touchdown was a true game-changing moment for the Titans. Shout outs to DaQuan Jones and Jeffery Simmons, both of whom also made big plays in that series.