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2014 Tennessee Titans offseason positional analysis: OLB

After defensive tackle and defensive end, our next stop on our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we head into the 2014 offseason is outside linebacker. Repeating my introduction from the DE post: In the DT positional analysis, I discussed in some detail what Ray Horton has said about the defense he plans to run. I believe he will likely install a defense...
Via Total Titans
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The Jets on Locker and Ayers

Happy New Year, everybody. I'll start my postseason awards series tomorrow, but, for the holiday and because I'm a bit under the weather, will kick this year's posts off with some non-original content. I recently read Nicholas Dawidoff's Collision Low Crossers, on spending the 2011 season embedded with the New York Jets (mini-review in this post). One of the...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans LB Akeem Ayers: I screwed up

The Titans had plenty of reasons to kick themselves after Thursday night’s loss to the Colts. Linebacker Akeem Ayers was one player wishing he could take back a mistake. Ayers was flagged for a critical unnecessary roughness penalty when he hit Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter just after he handed off the football. Instead of the Colts facing a third-and-six...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans' Akeem Ayers and Kendall Wright ready to play Sunday

The Tennessee Titans have been without two of their more promising young players for much of the preseason. However, Jim Wyatt from the Tennessean reported on Monday that both Akeem Ayers and Kendall Wright will play in the season opener against the Pittsburg Steelers, according to Coach Munchak. Munchak said Akeem Ayers and Kendall Wright a go for Sunday's game #Titans —...
Via NFL Injury Report
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

On Akeem Ayers, part one

I noted earlier in the offseason I wanted to take a more in-depth look at the play of linebacker Akeem Ayers. This was for a couple reasons.First, he's a traditional strongside linebacker. I've had NFL Sunday Ticket only since 2006, and in that time the Titans had never really employed a true strongside linebacker. I know some about the position, of course, but following...
Via Total Titans
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers to line up as a pass rusher regularly for Titans

According to the Nashville Tennessean, Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers will line up as a pass rusher regularly this season. The 2011 2nd round pick has spent the offseason working out with pass rush technique specialist Keith Millard. At 6-3 254, with good athleticism, he has all the tools to be a pass rusher and was noted for his above average blitzing ability coming out of UCLA last...
Via The Football Fan Spot
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Titans’ Akeem Ayers trying to become a better pass rusher

As a linebacker coming out of UCLA, some looked at Akeem Ayers as a potential 3-4 outside linebacker because of his size (6-3 254) and blitzing ability. He ended up in a 4-3 with the Titans and not rushing the passer much at all in 2011, but that sounds like it could change next season. Ayers has been spending a lot of time this offseason with new pass rushing coach Keith Millard...
Via The Football Fan Spot
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

The Tennessee Titans are getting solid production out of their rookie LBs

The Titans are getting solid work out of 22-year old Akeem Ayers and 23-year old Colin McCarthy so far this year.  Ayers has played in 12 games for the Titans so far this year and he has 53 tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 1 fumble recovery and 2 passes defensed.  McCarthy has played in 9 games for the Titans so far this year and he has 42 tackles, 6 tackles for a loss,...
Via Titans Locker
December 07, 2011  |  Discuss

Titans find a major bright spot in Akeem Ayers

When the Tennessee Titans went into the draft in April, one of their main objectives was to improve the linebacker position. Even the Titans are surprised at finding a solution so soon among this year's draft class. Rookie linebackers Akeem Ayers, a second-round pick from UCLA, and Colin McCarthy, a fourth-rounder from Miami, have stepped in and played so well for Tennessee...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss

Rookie LBs Ayers, McCarthy giving Titans boost

When the Tennessee Titans went into the draft in April, one of their main objectives was to improve the linebacker position. Even the Titans are surprised at finding a solution so soon among this year's draft class. Rookie linebackers Akeem Ayers, a second-round pick from UCLA, and Colin McCarthy, a fourth-rounder from Miami, have stepped in and played so well for Tennessee...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2011  |  Discuss
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