Everything About the Titans Defense

The Jaguars take on the Titans this Sunday and JagNation has you prepared. We are going to break down each of the Titans positions and how the Jaguars can attack them.

Defensive line

There's all kinds of talk about the Titans missing Albert Haynesworth, but honestly if they do, it's tough to tell. Jovan Haye and Tony Brown have done a nice job plugging up the middle, as Brown already has two sacks. Jason Jones and Kevin Vickerson are doing such a nice job subbing in, second-round pick Sen'Derrick Marks can't even see the field. Jevon Kearse and Kyle Vanden Bosch are still solid pass rushers, and they hold up against the run. Jacob Ford subs in, and already has 1.5 sacks.

How the Jaguars can attack:
The Jaguars need to use the three-step drop and quick tosses to counter the Tennessee pressure, as well as using plenty of screens to slow down the pass rush.


Keith Bulluck is the big play guy out of the Titans linebacking corps, and middle linebacker Stephen Tullock is an underrated stud. David Thornton has been solid enough to keep promising rookie Gerald McGrath on the sidelines.

How the Jaguars can attack:
Marcedes Lewis. The Titans linebackers have had trouble covering opposing tight ends as they've given up 16 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown in their three games.


Last season the Titans sent three of their four starters in the secondary to the Pro Bowl, but as the standings show, 2008 is clearly not 2009. Cortland Finnegan is having a solid year, but he has an injured hamstring and could miss the game against the Jaguars. Corner Nick Harper is the only member of the secondary who did not earn a trip to Hawaii last year, and it's obvious why; he simply hasn't played well and he's the guy that opposing quarterbacks pick on. Rookies Jason McCourty and Ryan Mouton have great potential, but they're still learning the position.

How the Jaguars can attack:
If Finnegan can't go, the Jags need to attack the rookies. Even if Finnegan plays, test his hamstring with some deep passes early. If Finnegan is 100% or near, pick on Harper just as every other team has.


The Titans safeties, Chris Hope and Michael Griffin are very good players whose careers seem to be headed in opposite directions. Hope has given up some big plays this year, while Griffin has made plays.

How the Jaguars can attack:
Chris Hope is the weakest link and he will bite on play action.

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