The offensive line is our biggest need, with the defense coming in a close second. I do not know which was worse watching this year, CJ getting tackled behind the line repeatedly and Hass having no time to throw or giving up 3rd and 14 repeatedly?
Amano and Harris have to be gone. Plain and simple. We need to draft Krons from Wisc. and then sign a guard or even two and get rid of Scott. Id be fine with just getting rid of Harris. We need to get back to the Titan way of blocking up front and mauling the other teams defensive 7. CJ has show he still has it. He just has no where to run when he is getting hit repeatedly at or behind the line of scrimmage 70 percent of the time he runs. The pass blocking, like yesterday, is just as bad.
Maybe even more importantly, Bud needs to spend some money on a defense. Its time to bring in some players that can get to the quarterback when we dont blitz. We need another defensive end like Mathis that is a straight up, pin his ears back, pass rusher. Morgan came on at the end of the year, which may have been a sign he is finally healthy. I am willing to give him another year, but lets get someone to compliment him.
Secondly, we need a tackle that can stop the run. Marks was a clear example of why we needed this yesterday. Other than Casey and Klug, no ones job should be safe. The Smith signing was a joke from the start. Then its time to replace Witherspoon. We can do this via Free Agency of draft. I prefer draft on this one. Use a second round pick to get another decent OLB and let him grow with McCarthy and Ayers(whom i was disappointed in considering his hype).
Then comes the secondary. I really hope we bring back Cortland. He really does deserve a contract from us and should retire a Titans. Its not like he is washed up, he still provides an awful lot. It is time to say goodbye to Chris Hope and Michael Griffin. We need two new starting safeties that can anchor the defensive secondary.
How much of this will actually happen, probably the offensive line. But im sure Bud will sign washed up defensive players to throw into our rotations and call that a success when it ultimately isnt going to be and we will be stuck with another mediocre team. With next years schedule, we will be well below .500 if our defense and o-line aren't fixed.