Diana Russini reported early Monday morning that the Titans were letting Jonnu Smith and Corey Davis both walk. A clear misstep in my opinion, as the Titans continue to create holes on the roster by not bringing back pending FA’s. Jonnu quickly found a deal with the Patriots for a LOT of cash and Davis later went on to match with the Jets for a very reasonable amount of money.
This all poses the question, are the Titans willing to sacrifice the 2nd best offense in the NFL to improve the defense? So far, that’s what it looks like and I can’t say I agree with the approach. The defense needs to be improved, absolutely, but the offense needs to improve also, and it’s hard to do that when you are losing big pieces like Corey and Jonnu.
That being said, there’s a lot of time left in this offseason, so hopefully the pivot happens quickly and the Titans start filling the TE, WR2, and WR3 shaped voids.
In the tour of the latest mock drafts, all of the picks are now outdated. The Titans don’t need an EDGE anymore. At least not a high pick.
Bud Dupree will reportedly be a Titan after he agreed to a 5 year deal that will pay him $16.5M a year. The former Steeler will hopefully improve a non-existent pass rush. If they can add another vet, like a Ryan Kerrigan, this could be a very good offseason for the defense.
Former Colt, Denico Autry, will also be a Titan, on a 3 year agreement. The standout defensive tackle will make an excellent running mate for Jeffery Simmons in the interior of the Titans’ defensive front. A+ grade on this signing by Jon Robinson.
Who could the Titans add to help the secondary? Turron Davenport dives into the options.
What would you all like in day 2 of free agency? I am hoping for a couple WRs, a TE, an ILB, and a CB throughout the rest of FA.