Tennessee Titans 5 biggest takeaways from the first half of the 2021 season
By Will Lomas
4. Jon Robinson is not getting enough credit
You couldn’t walk outside last year (pandemic aside) without hearing someone complain about Jon Robinson signing Jadeveon Clowney and Vic Beasley and drafting Isaiah Wilson.
That was fair, but those same people should be praising Jon Robinson for essentially rebuilding an entire defense despite the fact that we now know that the big issue with the defense was coaching.
Still, he replaced Jadevon Clowney with Denico Autry and he replaced Vic Beasley with Bud Dupree. That feels like something worth bringing up at this point in the year.
Not only did he do that, but the rookies he brought in have turned out to be worth the wait.
Kristian Fulton and Chris Jackson have become assets to this defense. Both provide speed and an attitude that wasn’t present last year and they are quickly becoming problems for offenses.
Teair Tart is also stepping up in a big way and has taken over as the starter in the Titans’ base defense despite the coaches insisting on playing guys like Matt Dickerson over him. The same can be said with Larrell Murchison and Aaron Brewer who look like guys who should be competing for time.
After building one of the best offenses in the NFL in 2020, he has built one of the best young defenses in the NFL. It seems like it is time to give him credit for his hard work.