BUILD OUR DEFENSE; THAT'S THE KEY!

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by oilerstruck, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. RTH

    RTH Meh...

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    I always thought Dilfer was average in a "run first" offense.

    Titans' were the same - except we couldn't run the ball.
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  2. oilerstruck

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    We haven't had a dominate shut D since 2000. The 2008 team proved that when they couldn't stop teams when they needed to. That's why we failed! And please don't start singing Schwartz praises, he sucked!
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  3. titans92790

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    hahah dynasty?! We need to think about making playoffs first little guy
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  4. TitansWillWin2

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    Making the playoffs and losing does no good. You need an above average QB in order to win the superbowl these days.
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  5. titans92790

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    True, but before you were incorrect when you stated that QB is more important than defense. Agree?
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  6. TitansWillWin2

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    Not at all. You can put peyton manning on the team with the worst defense and he will still go 13-3 14-2. He did it with the colts several years.
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  7. dtm586

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    Very difficult the mimmick what Seattle has created although no doubt this will be the blue print of how many of the other NFL teams will TRY to do.

    You gotta hit on your draft picks not just from 1st round picks but down to 6 and 7 which Seattle did.

    Also they built this team before getting a franchise QB. The defense was in the process of being built prior to landing Wilson. Which puts us in good shape since we dont really have a QB either and have a few building blocks in place on defense - this draft we better hit and hit some more on deep defensive picks - that would be a good start.
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  8. Finnebosch

    Finnebosch I am vengeance.

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    The real reason Seattle was so successful this season was because they combined a defense that specialized in creating turnovers and an offense that did not turn the ball over. That was really where Russell Wilson shined this season was limiting T/O and not putting his defense in bad positions. Wilson is good enough to beat any team with his arm if they load up to stop the run but he almost just sits back and acts as a game manger a lot of the time and supplements that with his ability to run.

    We were doing a very similar thing until Jake Locker was injured which was a big reason for our great start.
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  9. Tennessy XO

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    Does John Schneider know something that other GM's don't?

    He was with the rebuilding of Green Bay to a Super Bowl in their personnel department before becoming GM in Seattle in 2010. Green Bay's championship team was really young too.

    Russell Wilson (2012 third-round pick)

    Robert Turbin (2012 fourth-round pick)

    Doug Baldwin (undrafted, 2011)

    Jermaine Kearse (undrafted, 2012)

    Zach Miller (free agency, 2011)

    Luke Willson (2013 fifth-round pick)

    Breno Giacomini (free agent, 2011, selected from Packers practice squad)

    J.R. Sweezy (2012 seventh-round pick)

    Michael Bowie (2013 seventh-round pick)

    Alvin Bailey (undrafted, 2013)

    Paul McQuistan (free agency, 2011, waived/released by Oakland, Jacksonville, and Cleveland)

    Heath Farwell (free agency, 2012, waived by Minnesota)

    Malcolm Smith (2011 seventh-round pick)

    K.J. Wright (2011 fourth-round pick)

    Richard Sherman (2011 fifth-round pick)

    Byron Maxwell (2011 sixth-round pick)

    Walter Thurmond (2010 fourth-round pick)

    Kam Chancellor (2010 fifth-round pick)

    Brandon Browner (free agent, waived by Denver)

    Nobody is that lucky, nobody.

    Seattle has identified something Moneyball-ish in football for sure.
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  10. Two Kings

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    Aaaaaaaaaand then they lost the Superb Owl because their D was awful. Healthy balance is key.
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