CJ may have actually broken more tackles than ankles last season.
Jim Wyatt takes a look at how good of a move drafting Jake Locker was for us last year. If we hadn't gotten him last season, we'd almost certainly be in market for a franchise QB this year, and just about the only option would be Tannehill, who is way shakier of a prospect than Locker was.
The Titans are planning to reduce Dave Ball's snaps in the hopes that it leads to more sacks for the veteran DE. If it works out as the coaches hope, then Ball could be in for a huge year after totaling 7 sacks and 15 pressures.
For as much crap as CJ got for going down on first contact, he actually managed to be 9th in the league in broken tackles, and had a higher rate of broken tackles to carries than Maurice Jones-Drew and Ray Rice. Not too shabby.
Mike Munchak was on WGFX here in Nashville, where he discussed the teams plans regarding the 2012 rushing attack, among other things:
"I think when you watch (the tape), you feel better about certain things. You realize you're not that far away in a lot of areas. You realize there's a lot of runs that we left on the field. I feel he had some bad luck with some penalty calls, and situations - there's games where we ran the ball 10, 12 times. Especially early in the season, we never got things going, and then we just kind of got in a little slide there and just couldn't really get out of it for a while. And then we had flashes during the year where we ran the ball very, very well. Especially the second half of the season. ... This is one of the things with the staff being together and finally having film to study our system and what we're trying to accomplish. ... So we have a really good feel for things, as a staff we can do better, open things up more that'll give us some more run lanes. There's things that we know we can do that way. And then the players (have) gotta do their thing. I mean, CJ no doubt's gotta come back. He'll have the offseason. He'll be in obviously much better shape. He'll have a better feel for what we're doing. But Chris, the line - like you said, we made some changes there - there's still things we're working on. The fullbacks. There's a lot of things, pieces to the puzzle, and I know it's gonna be much, much improved. I mean, that's something that's easy to say when you're 31st (in rushing). So I think we'll get back to - we're very prideful. I think we're humbled a little bit by the fact that that was the first time in a while we've struggled in that area, when everyone thought that would be one of our strengths. So yeah, we're gonna work hard at it and I think you'll see a huge improvement."
Despite the fact that we play a slew of great QBs next season, our current strength of schedule is actually very low. Of course, that won't hold up past week 3 of the actual season.
The Babineaux brothers are celebrating the first release from their production company, Two Brothers Production. The film is titled Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day, which I'm guessing is a sequel of some sort of Bishop T.D. Jakes' original self-help novel.
Breaking news: guy who is soon to be drafted thinks he'll be a really good football player.