This might be the most blasphemous thing that you read all day if you’re a Tennessee Titans fan, but all those years of doing things the ‘Patriot’s Way’ in New England seems to have given new Titans linebacker John Simon this ‘school of hard knocks’ feel. This guy’s professionalism and athleticism are off the charts.
Not to give the guy too much credit or turn this into a Patriots lovefest, but hey, what else would we expect from the Bill Belichick school of football?
Following his acquisition on July 25th, one that followed the retirement of Abry Jones, Simon had to be seen as someone that had a strong case for a roster spot. He may not have been a shoo-in, but he definitely had a strong case.
If you’re a Tennessee Titans fan, put a smile on that face because that case has only gotten stronger, and with the two-tone blue throwing on the pads for their sixth on-field practice, John Simon emerged as one of the stars.
The Tennessee Titans’ decision to add John Simon was a wise move.
There were a ton of storylines to talk about following the Tennessee Titans’ sixth practice of training camp. Ryan Tannehill looked sharp as did Darrynton Evans. Kristian Fulton looked like a star. Julio Jones missed a day of work and hasn’t been back on the practice field since leaving early on Monday. Keeping him out seems to be a precaution though.
Simon is a force to be reckoned with. Make sure you make a mental note and a written one to keep up with what he’s doing. He’s been fun to watch during 7-on-7 drills, but don’t take Titan Sized’s word for it. Here are a few notes from TennesseeTitans.com Senior Writer and Editor Jim Wyatt.
"Outside linebacker John Simon is proving to be a nice addition. Simon has shown up as a rusher, and even in coverage. I jotted Simon’s name down early when he had a nice rush on Tannehill. I circled No.59 when he intercepted a pass thrown by quarterback Logan Woodside and raced the other way."
Simon’s big day continued as he forced a throwaway by Tannehill in another sequence. Here’s the point in all of this. It’s August, and some of this has to be taken with a grain of salt.
Maybe it’s too early to say John Simon has jumped Derick Roberson on the depth chart or that Ola Adeniyi is now on the bubble, but it’s safe to say this John Simon guy is good. This was a nice acquisition by the Tennessee Titans, one that might make one ask the question. Is it too much of a stretch to say that this is someone Tennessee should have signed much sooner? He appears to be on a mission.