Say what you will about the Titans, but they usually get this right. They tend not to throw bad money after good. Seldom have the Titans let free agents leave and watched them make major impacts elsewhere.
The classic example is Albert Haynesworth, who exited in ’09 to a seven-year, $100 million contract with the Redskins but hasn’t broken a sweat since. Washington admitted its mistake after two seasons in which it paid $35.6 million. After stops at New England and Tampa Bay, he’s back on the free-agent market, albeit at a much lower asking price.
And as much as the Titans could use help at defensive tackle, Haynesworth is not on their radar. That ship has sailed.
Yes, 2011 free agent Jason Babin had 18 sacks for the Eagles while the Titans had a grand total of 28, second-worst in the NFL. But Babin is an undersized defensive end that didn’t fit in the Titans’ scheme. He is a skilled speed-rusher but is a liability against the run.
Likewise, middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch had a solid season for Detroit, but the Titans are fine with Colin McCarthy, who has youth on his side.
***I've been saying the same thing for a while now. Titans are typically pretty good at realizing when the right time to walk away from someone is. Nothing is different about C.Finn