With the starting offensive line holding veterans like Eugene Amano, Leroy Harris and Jake Scott...the defense showcasing players like Cortland Finnegan, Jason Jones, Dave Ball, Barrett Ruud, Will Witherspoon, Jordan Babineaux and William Hayes, this is a "big" difference in veteran leadership and locker room experience that really was the key overshadow of what was casted over Titan skies in 2012..... Even though we had a series of injuries in the middle toward late in the year, we didn't play a (tenth) of the level we did in 2011.... The biggest loss in my opinion was Matt Hasselbeck, who not only was a great team presence, but mentor to Jake Locker who gets released and signs with our division rival....THIS IS WHY THE TITANS CAN NEVER GET OVER THE HUMP....!!!! The defense in 2011 finished 18th overall and (8th) in points allowed....the offense finished 17th overall and watched Nate Washington and Hasselbeck have career years.... I bring this point up hoping that after now quickly (re-building) this last past off season and restructuring the team on practically both sides of the ball, that "if" we have a good 9-7 or better year, to NOT GO BACKWARDS and LOSE KEY PLAYERS or COACHES....AND DON'T EVEN START WITH ALL THAT SALARY CAP BS, THERE ARE PLENTY OF TEAMS IN PRO FOOTBALL IN WORSE SHAPE THAT GET AROUND THAT....!!!