The Tennessee Titans defense finishes top-ten in sacks.
You’ve heard the following so many times that you’re probably sick of it by now, but it needs to be said for the sake of argument. During the 2021-2022 season, the Tennessee Titans’ defense finished in the bottom half of the league in just about every statistical category that we care about as football fans.
The game hasn’t changed much, and this has always been a successful form of roster building. Go get yourself a quarterback. Get five big guys to stand in front of him so that he doesn’t get beaten up. Then, on defense, you go get some guys to chase the other team’s quarterback around in an attempt to make his life miserable.
If your team can cover but can’t get to the quarterback, your team will have a problem. If your team racks up sacks but can’t break up any passes, that too will become an issue down the road.
Tennessee added Caleb Farley in the most recent NFL Draft, and one of last year’s selections, Kristian Fulton, should be back and healthy come Week 1. Tennessee’s improved secondary will allow more time for their pass rushers to get to the signal-caller.
Jeffery Simmons is a monster, and the addition of guys like Bud Dupree and Denico Autry will pay huge dividends. Write this down. The Tennessee Titans defense will finish in the top ten in sacks this season. You can take that one to the bank.