I was minding my business, reading my timeline on twitter and this conversation popped up:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jason's take on worst NFL front offices. MT <a href="https://twitter.com/Jason_OTC">@Jason_OTC</a> Id have to give it some thought but <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Lions&src=hash">#Lions</a> & <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Titans&src=hash">#Titans</a> are two. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Redskins&src=hash">#Redskins</a> in there too.</p>— Evan Silva (@evansilva) <a href="https://twitter.com/evansilva/statuses/477525996761927680">June 13, 2014</a></blockquote>
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The remarks honestly made me do a double take. The Titans one of the worst run franchises in the league, are you kidding me? I understand everyone is in love with the Jaguars new staff for what they are building, but they still haven't actually won anything yet. Also, the media ridiculed the Raiders for adding multiple over-the-hill players to their roster for more than they are worth, but the Titans don't do that and they are the dumb guys?
The Titans were aggressive in free agency last year getting some very talented core players like Andy Levitre, Ropati Pitoitua, Delanie Walker, and Bernard Pollard.This year, they were much more passive finding bargains and value where they could while also adding competition across the board.
Now Webster has made some dumb moves, but they weren't all his fault. Alterraun Verner left partly because the Titans didn't blow him away with a contract, but also because he felt unappreciated thanks to Jerry Gray. Gray was a Munchak guy, and the franchise obviously didn't want to blow it up if they didn't have to (though they later did). Also, Verner is a young corner coming off of an outstanding year, he was always going to test the free market.
Other than that, Webster has been working on signing Casey long term, a move that every Titans fan can get behind. He has also drafted Chance Warmack, Justin Hunter, Brian Schwenke, Lavar Edwards, Bishop Sankey, Da'Quan Jones, and Zach Mettenberger all in the last two years. Each one of those players looks very promising, and could develop into the young core that this group needs to build around.