Tennessee Titans top defensive question marks ahead of training camp

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1. Is Bud Dupree as good as Tennessee Titans fans were told he was?

Seeing as how the Pittsburgh Steelers are one of the Tennessee Titans’ fellow representatives of the American Football Conference, you’ve probably heard this story a time or two. Then again, you may not have, so there’s something that needs to be shared with you. Here goes nothing.

For quite some time, there have been a few questions about whether or not Bud Dupree has been able to do what he’s done as a member of the Black and Gold because he’s truly that good or because he benefited from having T.J. Watt as a teammate.

Honestly, the same point can be made from the other paradigm. Isn’t some of Watt’s success attributable to having Dupree on the opposite side of the formation?

Either way, here’s where we currently stand. The Steelers allowed Dupree to get out of the door, seemingly without much resistance, and now, he’ll be looking to prove his mettle.

With all of the talented players that the Titans have and with the improvements that they’ve made on defense, Dupree has a chance at making 2021 a special season. Might his first Pro Bowl nod be on the way?