Klug disappointed in second season

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. Titans Insider

    Titans Insider Titans News

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    1,580
    Coming off a rookie year in which he posted a team-leading seven sacks – tied for fourth in the league among all defensive tackles – Karl Klug had high expectations for the 2012 season.

    But things didn’t work out the same way this year for Klug, who found himself bumped down in the defensive tackle rotation by rookie Mike Martin. He wound up getting on the field for an average of just 16 snaps per game in 2012, a significant reason his sacks dropped to 3.5 and his tackles dropped from 32 to 13.

    “As a team it was a disappointing season and individually it was pretty disappointing,” Klug said. “When I did have the opportunity to get into the game, I didn’t make enough plays to earn more reps, so my playing time was cut back quite a bit.”

    If there was a bright side for Klug, it was that things got better as the year progressed, as he recorded all 3.5 of his sacks in the last six games.

    “I think that comes from getting more snaps,” Klug said. “A lot of times when you get a sack it’s from the whole defense. The secondary locks down the receivers and the other defensive linemen are pressuring. So I don’t know, a lot of the time, sacks just come from getting snaps.”

    Klug bean the season at 275 pounds, but was down to 270 by the end of the year. He’d like to bulk up to 280 for next year, with the hopes of being more effective against the run.

    “You just have to keep working,” Klug said of getting increased playing time next year. “You just have to go out and make plays when you do have the opportunity. If you don’t do that, you don’t get the snaps.”

    Share on Facebook

    Posted In: Team News

    Source: Titans Insider
    #1
  2. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Messages:
    12,404
    I was disappointed by his playing time as well. He had a solid rookie season, especially for a late round pick. Led the teams in sacks, then gets his snaps reduced?
    #2
    • High Five High Five x 1
  3. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO @TennessyXO

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2011
    Messages:
    13,349

    Titans Logic
    #3
    • High Five High Five x 1
  4. Zappa71

    Zappa71 MYAAAH! Tip Jar Donor

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Messages:
    2,077
    At least the guy tries hard and can stay healthy. 2013 he'll be better
    #4
  5. ImATitan

    ImATitan Starter

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2011
    Messages:
    5,046
    I too was disappointed but it's not "Titans logic", Mike Martin is a better all around player and Marks improved.
    #5
  6. The Hammer

    The Hammer Straight Ridah

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2012
    Messages:
    16,097
  7. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    9,806
    Marks was **** against the run . Klugs numbers were actually better than his, with limited snaps. Martin however is the better player, marks should have been the odd man out but OL Grey liked his fiestiness and decided to give him the snaps...
    #7
  8. GOFIGURETITANS

    GOFIGURETITANS Don't Do Stupid Sh't !

    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,162
    I would like to see Klug get more reps. Other players need more reps to get into a so called grove, perhaps that applies to DL as well. I think he and Martin are good for next year.
    #8
  9. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2011
    Messages:
    9,806
    The line up should be Casey and Martin. Klug rotational. Send marks packing.
    #9
  10. Kaeotik

    Kaeotik Pro Bowler

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    3,984
    Klug should try to convince Casey to workout with him this offseason. I think Casey could be better if he were in better shape and not so blubbery. It looks like he's got a gutted seal stuffed inside his pants.
    #10