The PFF breakdown for Sunday's game hits a lot of the same areas Jimmy and I covered on MCM Radio, but the numbers are so absurdly bad that it's worth checking out. Here's their takedown of the horrendous play of Barrett Ruud:
To say it was a tough day for Titan linebackers is putting it mildly. The three starters combined for a -10.2 grade with each player struggling in his own right. It all starts with the man in the middle where Barrett Ruud (-4.2) is doing anything but dispel the suggestion that the Titans were unwise in letting Stephen Tulloch go. While the former Titan is now ranked joint first amongst inside linebackers, the former Buccaneer stands second last with a pitiful -12.5 grade. Ruud's run defending was alarmingly poor against the Texans where he graded negatively on 12 separate occasions, making positive plays only when left unblocked or facing wide receivers like Jacoby Jones.
Now, I never proposed that we 'bench' Chris Johnson, so maybe there's enough leeway in these comments by Munchak so that we'll see more of a 50/50 split in the carries.
Boclair says the Titans should at least find out if Javon Ringer can be more effective than CJ as the primary back, because the results couldn't be any worse. In case you didn't notice yesterday or in the comment above this one, this is completely infallible logic right now. We're 32nd in the league in rushing, and inserting Ringer some more won't bump us down to 33rd.
Paul K recounts the one play that he thinks epitomizes the problems with Chris Johnson's game so far this year.
Damian Williams underwent some test on Monday to see if he had a concussion and, if so, how severe it was. As of now it sounds like he'll be cleared to botch deep routes and drop routine passes as usual next Sunday.
The Titans are taking a pass on Terrell Owens' workout in California today.
Read the FO Audibles at the Line if you want some in-depth thoughts on all of last Sunday's games.
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