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One change the Tennessee Titans should make: defense

What small change I would make to this defense.

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The Tennessee Titans were getting stomped in the first half by the New England Patriots, but that isn't the big issue. Everyone knew that the Patriots (who own the best record in the AFC) were more talented and better coached than the Titans (who own the worst record in the AFC). The big issue is how they lost.

If anyone was expecting a resurgent game filled with pride and more effort, there were some players who didn't get the memo. Now, that isn't to say it was all bad. Players like Dorial Green-Beckham, Zach Mettenberger, Delanie Walker, Brian Orakpo, and Jurrell Casey all looked very good today, despite some other members on the team.

Effort aside, here is one thing I would change if I could:

More interior blitzes

I have said this before and it has been a theme this season, when the Titans win with their blitzes in the middle of the field, they put up a lot of fight. For one thing, this allows the defense to get immediate pressure which is desperately needed with Derrick Morgan sidelined for the year.

Another thing it does is it frees up the Titans best pass rusher, Jurrell Casey. While Casey isn't noticed by big media, we all know what he can do when he is left in one-on-one situations. The Titans have the players to do it, whether that is DaNorris Searcy, Avery Williamson, Wesley Woodyard, Zach Brown, Daimion Stafford, or Marqueston Huff.

No matter how the Titans need to do it, they have to find a way to get their best players in winnable matchups or else this defense is just going to get picked apart thanks to some weaknesses in the secondary.