AKEEM AYERS RUMORS & GOSSIP
After defensive line, our second stop on our trip around the Tennessee Titans position by position as we approach the 2014 regular season is outside linebacker.
Remember when I wrote about the outside linebackers in the offseason positional analysis six months ago, and I wrote, “I’m not expecting to write about all of the players in this post when it comes time to do the preseason...
Later this month EA Sports will release the latest edition of its mega-popular NFL video game series, Madden. If you’ve never played Madden then I can’t express how sorry I feel for you. Watching games is great, but Madden is as close as it comes to experiencing the pro game in your fingertips.
It’s not a fast learning curve, either. If you don’t have a pretty solid understanding...
According to Terry McCormick of TitanInsider, Titans linebackers Derrick Morgan and Akeem Ayers are both entering make-or-break seasons in 2014.
Both players are entering the final year of their respective contracts and will have something to prove this season. The Titans are implementing a new 3-4 defensive scheme following the hiring of former Cardinals and Browns DC Ray...
Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt easily could have left camp with glowing remarks about all the young, talented defensive players he has on his roster.
Instead, Whisenhunt took the time to break down what linebackers Zach Brown and Akeem Ayers have to do better in order to stay on the field, via John Glennon from the Tennessean.
For Brown, it’s a matter of playing fast...
Akeem Ayers is coming off his worst season as a pro, with his numbers down across the board.
Tennessee Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers retweeted a fan’s picture and it’s amazing.
Check it out below:
“@jerlindsey: @Akeem_Ayers PLEASE check out this awesome pic of you (I didn’t make it): pic.twitter.com/U9boxo1OoJ”
— AKEEM AYERS (@Akeem_Ayers) May 20, 2014
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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...
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...
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...
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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...