KVB Challenging for Franchise Sack Record

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  1. goTitans.com

    goTitans.com A living legend. Staff

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    SUMMARY: Titans DE Kyle Vanden Bosch is tied for second in the NFL with 12 1/2 sacks on the season and is closing on the franchise record. In '91, William Fuller had 15 sacks and Jevon Kearse had 14.5 in '99. Elvin Bethea (16) and Jesse Baker (15.5) recorded more in during the '70s but sacks were not an official statistic until '82. "He does not come off the field and plays hard every play. He is deserving of all the recognition he can get," Titans Coach Jeff Fisher said of Vanden Bosch. "He's having a great year for us."

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  2. SwingOnDeezBalz

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    Take it from a guy that's obsessed with the Colts: You're gonna need to sign a speed rusher to play opposite KVB for next year.

    If you look at what Dwight Freeney has done, it's remarkable, but with all the double and triple teams he faces now (after having a KVB esque season) he's lucky to get to the QB more than once every couple games. The solution: NFL sack leader Robert Mathis (whose tackle for loss on Pacman was recently ruled a sack, which put him 1/2 sack ahead of KVB).

    Next year, the cat will be outta the bag, and teams will plan for KVB. Whoever your other DE is next year, assuming he's a pass rusher, I'd expect him to have a big year. QB's will roll away from KVB, and O-lines will shift towards him, leaving the other DE one on one most of the time.

    Congrats to KVB, he's been a huge bright spot this year for a re-building titan's squad. I'm more than positive that he'll be the cornerstone of a feared defense in a year or so.
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  3. nigel

    nigel Back on the bus

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    Kyle's gonna have a tough time this week, the Hawks have a great o-line. Especially if they line him up against Walter Jones.
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  4. Bobo

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    Travis LaBoy?
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  5. Soxcat

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    Jones plays LT.
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  6. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    Teams have been game planning KVB for weeks now. The Texans saw him earlier this season. Think they didn't do anything to try and slow him down last Sunday?
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  7. SwingOnDeezBalz

    SwingOnDeezBalz Banger of Infant Horseys

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    You're right, but I'm sure you'll agree that Freeney has seen more double/triple teams throughout the entire year.

    I'm not taking anything away from KVB, far from it. Just saying that a good pass rush year is hard to duplicate.
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  8. TitanJeff

    TitanJeff Kahuna Grande Staff

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    On that, we agree.

    I don't think anyone is trying to put KVB in the same league as Freeney. But he's being productive even with teams scheming to stop him. I'd love to have him a Titan the next few years if he can be anything close to what he is now.
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  9. ammotroop

    ammotroop Airforce MAN

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    I hope we can resign him, but after this year he will have his options open to him. Can we Tag him?
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  10. Riverman

    Riverman That may be....

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    He's worth the money for us. He is solid against the run as well.
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