Verner ready to face Andre Johnson

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  1. Titans Insider

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    In his four seasons with the Titans, cornerback Alterraun Verner has seen the defense try everything imaginable to slow down Andre Johnson.

    In 2010, it included Cortland Finnegan picking a fight with the physical Texans wide receiver. Verner promised he wouldn’t take that route on Sunday in Houston.

    “No chance, I try not to get into any of those with anybody,’’ Verner said. “I am definitely not trying to pick a fight with him. That wouldn’t be smart on my part.”

    After holding off competition to keep his starting job, Verner played well against the Steelers in the season opener and had an interception.

    In a Week 1 win over the Chargers, Johnson had 12 catches for 146 yards.

    “He is consistently a really good player. He is very dependable. If the ball is in the air he is going to go up and get it. He is a physical freak,’’ Verner said of Johnson. “But hopefully I see him a lot. I know the ball is going to get thrown to him, and the only way you can make plays is to have balls coming your way.”

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  2. crypta333

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    Make us proud Vern!
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  3. RockyTop Fox

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    Please for the love of God tell me that we're not putting ATV on Andre for this game...

    We have Jason McCourty, who is 6'0" and has better size, speed, and strength to compete with Andre. On the other hand, Verner is 5'10", slower, and isn't as strong as JMac. Why in Gods name would you match ATV on Andre the Giant? Sure ATV got a pick and played well last week, but JMac is more of a shutdown corner. If anyone has a chance to limit Andre to lower numbers, it's JMac. ATV is no Finnegan.
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    ATV=Playmaker Jmac=NOT so much
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  5. RockyTop Fox

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    Tell me which outcome is more desirable:

    JMac covering him = 6 receptions, 65 yards, 1 TD, 0 picks for JMac.
    ATV covering him = 11 receptions, 140 yards, 3 TDs, 1 pick for ATV.


    OHMYGODANINTETCEPTION ATV ATV ATV.

    Wrong.
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  6. TitansMVP

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    No, we never have a corner follow the number 1 WR. Our corners stick to their side so if Andre lines up on Verner's side then Verner has him.

    I like both Jason McCourty and Verner. Different style of play but both play physical espeically in the run. Jason has the size, speed, strength, instincts, and verner may lack the size, speed, strenght but has tremendous football IQ as a corner. Very smart and I've always said Verner would be a dominate CB if he had the size and speed cause he has the smarts for a corner.

    Anyways, don't get too worried about Andre lining up across from either corner. Look at these stats when both corners line up across Johnson.

    Last year stats vs Johnson: McCourty
    3 Targets - 2 Rec for 26 yards. 10 YAC. 13 ypc

    Last year stats vs Johnson: Verner
    6 Targets - 3 rec for 54 yards. 37 YAC. 18 ypc. 2 Pass deflections

    Career vs Johnson: McCourty
    6 - Targets - 5 rec for 34 yards. 10 YAC. 6.8 ypc

    Career vs Johnson: Verner
    8 - Targets - 4 rec for 69 yards. 37 YAC. 17.2 ypc. 1 INT, 2 pass deflections

    As I know Johnson is one of the best WRs in the game and can break out at anytime but so far he has not when facing Verner or McCourty.
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  7. TitansMVP

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    Edit:
    nvm, read it wrong. =)
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    I think he was assuming the outcome from sunday
    did jcb make another profile??? usually hes the one hating on a-ver
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  9. TitansMVP

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    Yeah, I think I read that wrong.
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  10. UrbanLegend3

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    Nice breakdown. Hope this is the case come Sunday.
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