Titans must improve QB containment

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  1. Titans Insider

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    The Titans didn’t feel like they did a good enough job containing Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson in last Sunday’s loss.

    They hope they’ve learned some lessons as they prepare for another player in the same mold — San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick — this Sunday.

    Kaepernick has carried 31 times for 172 yards this season, and his 5.6-yard average per carry is just a bit behind Wilson’s 5.9-yard average, which is tops among all quarterbacks.

    “It’s a new week and a new opponent,” Titans cornerback Jason McCourty said, “but (the Seattle game) gave us a chance to see a running quarterback, which I guess can help, especially for defensive linemen and getting rush patterns.”

    Wilson finished with 10 carries for 61 yards and twice converted third-down attempts by scrambling. He also eluded the rush on a handful of occasions and completed passes, like the time he threw back across the field to running back Marshawn Lynch for a 55-yard gain.

    “You’ve got to be more disciplined,” Titans defensive end Derrick Morgan said. “You saw a couple of times where we got out of our rush lanes and lost contain. It all comes down to being disciplined, staying in your rush lanes and doing your job.”

    Titans safety Bernard Pollard remembers Kaepernick all too well from last year’s Super Bowl, when Kaepernick ran seven times for 62 yards and one touchdown against Pollard’s former Baltimore team.

    “The guy does a great job of extending plays, kind of like Russell did,” Pollard said, “and Russell got out on us a lot.”

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  2. Titanup1982

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    Yeah, Wilson and Kaepernick scrambling ability is what scares me. We have to be ready for next week to contain Colin, because he's a better runner to me than Wilson.

    If only Tua had more speed, he would be a really good DE, but he's a huge liability when we face QBs like Colin and Russell. Glad we are getting them out the way after next week.
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  3. RockyTop Fox

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    Perhaps start Wimbley over Ropati Pitoitua. Wimbely played some OLB in Oakland's old 34 defense, so he'll have the speed to contain Kaep on the outside.
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    i cannot count how many times i screamed at the tv to keep lane discipline. that killed us.
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    Kaps going out on the cart Sunday. Bank on it.
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  6. RavensShallBurn

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    It won't matter. Even when Wimbley was right in front of Wilson, it didn't make a difference. There's really no stopping Wilson (or Kaepernick) once he gets outside. I hope we mimic what the Colts did with Kaep. We'll win if we play him like they did. But that game was still more about the Niners sucking than anything.
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    Wimbley played OLB in a 4-3.
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  8. RollTide

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    Given that Wilson had 100 yard rushing in the previous game against Indy we should have been better prepared. We didn't use a spy half the time and please, please tell the guys outside to keep their feet and not fall for any pump fakes. Just go after the guy.
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    And in a 3-4
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  10. RockyTop Fox

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    Point being... he has experience playing outside, and has the speed to contain running quarterbacks. He is certainly more athletic than Rapati is. I'd like to see him on the field a bit more this week, especially on passing downs.
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