Titans’ Jon Robinson rids himself of one failed project, seeks improvement in another

By John Glennon

Hand it to Titans general manager Jon Robinson on the accountability front.

One day after making the decision to waive outside linebacker Vic Beasley – and eat Beasley's $9.5 million-dollar contract – Robinson stepped in front of the Zoom lens and took it on the chin. He accepted full blame on Wednesday for making a costly and poor decision, acknowledging Beasley's signing was a failure.

“Not every decision we make works out,” Robinson said regarding the cloak of invisibility Beasley wore for five games, posting zero sacks, zero quarterback pressures and a mere three tackles.

Here's the thing, though: A general manager doesn't want to be in a position of falling on his sword like that too often.

And Robinson has to hope he's not facing a similar scenario later this season – or the next season, or even the season after that – regarding first-round pick Isaiah Wilson.

Sure, Beasley stole the bulk of the team's negative attention over the past few weeks and deservedly so. A former Pro Bowl edge rusher, he was supposed to provide a jolt to the team's pass rush, one that wasn't good enough last season. Instead, Beasley was a disaster from Day One of training camp, when he was a surprise no-show. He dropped in 10 days later after ringing up $500,000 in fines, proceeded to go . . .

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Author: John GlennonMulti-media journalist with extensive expertise covering the NFL, NHL, professional soccer and more, including the Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators for The Tennessean with articles, videos and podcasts. Strengths include the ability to write quick, concise and thorough analysis, as well as the ability to uncover unique human-interest stories. In working as a reporter, John developed skills that extend beyond the sports journalism world. An efficient and effective communicator, John is confident, calm and productive under deadline pressure and knows the power of the written word. John brings to Broadway Sports a work ethic second to none, an intellectual hunger, and an ability to inform and entertain readers, viewers and listeners. Reach out directly to John at: