Hello MCMers. It's another slow weekday. So, I'm going to start every Monday for the rest of the offseason with a post about a certain player of our beloved Titans. It will be more focused on our new players (rookies, free agents, etc.). This will include different stats, facts, and expectations for the player.
Today, I am starting with the player who could easily become my favorite Titan in 2012- Kamerion Wimbley.
There is nothing I like seeing in a football game than a perfectly executed quarterback-takedown. Wimbley, the former outside linebacker of the Raiders, is coming to Nashville to wreak havoc on opposing offensive lines and give quarterbacks nightmares.
- Kam has recovered three fumbles- all in his rookie season with the Browns.
- He has a total of 369 tackles- 281 of these have been solo.
- He has only missed one game, which was in his last season with the Browns- 2009.
- Kamerion has forced eight fumbles and intercepted two passes.
- Kamerion has racked up 42.5 sacks in six seasons- 16 of these in the past two seasons. This all averages out to 7 sacks a season.
(courtesy of ESPN)
- Kamerion stands 6'4" and weighs 255 pounds, according to ESPN.
- Kamerion was born in Wichita, Kansas. The town has an approximate population of 344,284, according to the city's website. This is about 11.99% of Kansas's approximate population in 2011, according to the US Census Bureau. I was surprised by this because I thought Wichita was a small town.
- Kam, a linebacker and quarterback in high school, picked to attend Florida State over Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Tennessee, according to your friendly neighborhood Wiki.
- He then chose the Titans over the Bengals and Seahawks, who pursued him heavily (rotoworld).
The expectations for Kamerion Wimbley are extremely high coming into his first season with the Titans. With a less than average pass-rushing attack in the 2011 season, the Titans needed to make improvements. Instead of drafting pass rushing ends, the Titans decided to stick to their huge free agent pickup- Mr. Wimbley. He has the potential to make some huge plays for us this year. He is to start at right end and shred up the left tackles, driving Andrew Luck, Matt Schaub, and Blaine Gabbert into the ground face-first twice a year. Although he isn't expected to make many plays in stopping the run, he may be able provide solid defense against the strong running games of the Jaguars and Texans. Overall, Kamerion Wimbley will have been a perfect pickup to fix the weak pass rush of our beloved Titans.