Tennessee Titans: 4 most disappointing players in first month of 2021

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Bud Dupree, Tennessee Titans
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Here are two guys from the Tennessee Titans defense that we’re disappointed in.

The Tennessee Titans made a lot of additions on defense, and they did so with the expectation that those additions would produce immediate results. Sure, they’d like more out of rookies Elijah Molden and Monty Rice, but without question, there’s been no bigger disappointment than either of the following two guys.

Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Bud Dupree

If most of us had the ability to negotiate player contracts and we had the responsibility of creating them, we would probably disagree over how to write them and how much individual players should earn.

One thing that we can agree on is this. There has to be a bit of buyer’s remorse when it comes to Bud Dupree.

The Tennessee Titans gave him a five-year, $82.5 million deal on March 19th. Forget the fact that he’s injured. He’s been on the field for 87 defensive snaps and 17 special teams snaps in 2021. History has taught us that the longer these guys take to get back, the less they look like themselves once they return.

Tennessee Titans rookie cornerback Caleb Farley

It’s hard not to look at Caleb Farley or even see his name without shaking one’s head. After seeing the Isaiah Wilson pick blow up in their faces, Jon Robinson and company rolled the dice on an injury-prone wide receiver turned cornerback who hasn’t played a full season of football since he was in high school.

To make matters worse, Tennessee passed on guys like Eric Stokes, Odafe Oweh, and Tyson Campbell.

Farley has played 18 defensive snaps in 2021, eight on defense and ten on special teams. There’s a saying that goes something like this. “Availability is a skill”. Unfortunately, it’s a skill Farley doesn’t possess. What was Robinson thinking?