What should the Titans Do?

This Tennessee Titans off-season has been a whirlwind. The Titans kicked off their off-season by resigning the supposed Quarterback of the future Ryan Tannehill to a four year 118 million dollar deal, followed by locking up superstar running back Derrick Henry for the next year agreeing to the franchise tender of 10.2 million dollars. After locking up the two biggest offensive pieces they turned to the defensive side of the ball bringing in Vic Beasley Jr. on a one year deal, signing veteran defensive tackle Jack Crawford, they brought back edge rusher Kamalei Correa and signed linebacker/special team ace Nick Dzubnar. Then came a move nobody expected, the Titans general manager John Robinson made a shocking trade that sent fan favorite defensive tackle Jurrell Casey to Denver in exchange for a 7th round pick. The trade was a salary dump that saved the Titans over 10 million dollars in cap space and freed up the money that most fans believe has been used for an offer to throw at Jadeveon Clowney. But is that the correct decision? Should the Titans go all-in on a player that hasn’t produced over 9.5 sacks in a single season his whole career? When you take a look at the Titans roster there are some major holes on defense, especially after the Casey trade.  Currently, the Titans starting defensive tackle would be newly acquired Jack Crawford who is a solid backup but is not starter material. The Cornerback rotation also took a huge hit in Free agency. The Titans will be losing Tye Smith, LeShaun Sims, and Tramaine Brock with the possibility of losing Logan Ryan as well. The Titans were already shaky against the pass last year and losing all of their Cornerback depth won’t help anything. So the real question here is, do you spend big on Clowney and bring in a superstar pass-rusher or spread out the remaining cap space spending it on multiple players to fill holes in the depth chart. Rumor has it Logan Ryan wants around 10 million dollars per year, a great price for the caliber of player he is, that would leave the titans around 5-8 million dollars to play around with. So let’s look at who is available to fill the hole that Casey left behind. The first name that comes to mind is All-Pro nose tackle Damon “Snacks” Harrison. Harrison is a prolific run-stopper and is exactly what the Titans need upfront. With the addition of “Snacks”, the Titans would automatically become a top tier run-stopping team and have the pieces on the edge to do some major damage in the pass-rushing category as well. Another player still on the open market is Probowl defensive tackle, Mike Daniels. Formally of the Detroit Lions, Daniels would bring great energy to the Titans front line while also being a great defensive anchor. He doesn’t provide as much run-stopping expertise as Damon Harrison, but he provides a bit more of a pass rush form the Defensive tackle spot. So John Robinson has a big decision on his hands, does he go all-in on Clowney or play it safe and spread out the cash, Only time will tell.

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