You would think it would be tough to be pessimistic about a team coming off a division championship for the first time in 12 years, but here we are. The Titans had a disastrous offseason last year and have started this one terribly with Mike Vrabel naming Shane Bowen the defensive coordinator. Vrabel and Bowen had no idea how to draw up a defense in 2020. What makes us think that is going to change in 2021?
Anyway, that is not the point of this post. The point of this post is that the Titans actually won some awards for their 2020 offseason. They are awards for being bad, but no award is a bad award...wait that’s not how the saying goes.
The awards I speak of come from Football Outsiders. Their “All-Keep Choppin’ Wood Team” shows some of the biggest disasters of the last season. As you might have guessed Vic Beasley and Isaiah Wilson were both mentioned in that post.
Here is part of what they had to say about Beasley:
When Beasley eventually did show up, he underperformed, recording only three solo tackles, no sacks, and not even a single pass pressure on 125 snaps across his first five games. Per SIS, Beasley was the only player with more than 27 pass-rush snaps but no pressures. The Titans eventually released Beasley and the Raiders signed him. He had no sacks for them either, and just one tackle in over 60 snaps on defense.
Oh, and then there is Isaiah Wilson. I don’t need to quote for you what they said about him because you already know about that.
I know we all love Jon Robinson, but he needs to be A LOT better this offseason.