"Guess who's back? Back again. (LeBeau) is back. Tell a friend." Dick LeBeau will be returning to the Titans for the 2017 season. LeBeau loves coaching, and being around football, and when Mularkey said he wanted him to stay: he gladly obliged. This will be LeBeau's third season with the team, and his 59th year in the NFL (as a player or coach). Dude will also be turning 80 in September. He feels the team made some great progress this past season, but there is still some work to be done. I hope we get him some weapons to play with on defense. Do your magic, JRob!
Quick Hit: Taylor Lewan as a firefighter.
The Titans need some help on the defense, and the corner position is definitely weak, but rookie LeShaun Sims showed some promise later on in the season. LeBeau says that Sims is one of their promising young players, and that he thinks he has a bright future ahead of him. Sims was selected in the fifth round of last year's draft, and played in 13 games (2 were starts). His role became a lot bigger once the team cut Perrish Cox. He struggled against the Bears, but settled down when December rolled around. Sims gives credit to Rashad Johnson for helping him late in the season. He said Johnson helped him be more prepared by showing him a new way to break down film, and how to break things down on the practice field.
That's all for today. Happy reading!