Video: Which Tennessee Titans defender is the new “Johnathan Joseph”
By Will Lomas
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Starting with the Ravens game, he played 8 snaps in this game.
One of those snaps was maybe one of the worst snaps I have ever seen by a run defender. At this point in the game the Titans have a lead and the Tennessee defense has held up well in the redzone forcing two field goals (mostly because of plays where Dickerson wasn’t on the field).
On 3rd and 1, the Ravens spot #92 and start licking their chops. At 4:09, watch Dickerson go against the left tackle (#78), in one of the worst snaps I have ever seen by a run defender.
Despite that “attempt” in the Ravens game, Dickerson got more snaps in the Colts game a week later.
You can find the first touchdown at 2:53, Dickerson is on the opposite side of the field here. This play isn’t his fault.
The second touchdown comes at 9:47 on the highlights. Dickerson is lined up on the defensive left side and this is a QB sneak for the TD. I normally wouldn’t put any of this on a defensive tackle, but it looks like this play was actually handled well on the inside by the other defensive tackles and if someone else had gotten a push, it could have been a chance for a TFL.
What really stands out to me is that when you look around the 9:50 mark, you can see that Dickerson didn’t get any push at all. In fact, when you look at where he started from and where he stood up, it looks like he just fell right on the ground and made no impact at all.
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So right now we have a terrible play against the Ravens, a play where they run away from him for a contested touchdown, and a play where they sneak the ball and he looks like the only defensive tackle who doesn’t move.
Let’s finish with another really bad rep. It is 3rd and 1 at the goal line after a hard-fought stand where the Titans defense was showing some heart.
Tennessee gets to see an old friend as Jack Conklin dang near breaks Dickerson in half, and despite the best efforts of three off-ball defenders for the Titans, the chasm left behind after Dickerson got washed out of the play is so wide that the running back scores.
Not only is Dickerson a target for other teams, they are so confident that he won’t do his job that they know they can attack him and 3rd and 1 if everything else goes wrong.
If the Titans leave this unchecked, they are going to basically concede every goal to go situation because right now Mike Vrabel and Shane Bowen can’t see that this is a huge problem. So for the time being, fans can live in fear of the snaps where #92 is on the field and just wait for the inevitable until Jon Robinson forces Vrabel to get rid of him in four weeks.