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What to take from today's game: defense

Some positives on defense.

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With the season over there will be plenty of time to look at the Tennessee Titans as a whole. However, before we get there, let's take some time to look at this game and any positives we learned.

DaNorris Searcy

This offseason I was a big fan of the Searcy deal. While he wasn't a huge free agent, he was a key component in the Buffalo Bills talented defense and he filled a huge hole at strong safety. Today, he showed why he is always best if you play him close to the line of scrimmage. His ability to read and close led to an interception today, and if he didn't have to play on his heels all the time he could do this a lot more.

I do think there is some merit to the idea that if the Titans trade down in this draft and take Jalen Ramsey, that Searcy would be a great WLB in a 4-3 scheme if that is what the new coach brings.

Zach Brown

Brown was active often early in this game and he really showed his range. While I don't know what his future with the Titans looks like, I know that he is a player with some potential especially as a sub package cover man in the right scheme.

Daquan Jones

It was subtle, but if you were watching Jones capped off a very nice season. He held his gap very well and did almost everything you can ask a 3-4 DL to do. I think he is a great fit as a 1-tech if the Titans move to a 4-3 next year, and if not he should still start at his current position.

David Bass

One final note on this game, Bass is a player that no one really notices but if you don't respect him, he will catch you sleeping. At one point in the game (whether it was a protection mix up or a designed play) the offensive line let Bass go hoping to get the ball out quickly enough to where he wasn't an issue. When that didn't happen, Bass toppled the Colts quarterback and showed why he has been a great free agent pick up in terms of value and scouting.