Longtime Titans defensive line coach Jim Washburn knew how to get the most from his players, and he often looked for guys that were a little undersized to do so.
New defensive coordinator Jerry Gray plans to take a different approach, and wants to add more size to the line this year. Pro Football Weekly notes Gray wants more power from his players, which doesn’t bode well for free agents Dave Ball and Jacob Ford’s chances of returning from the team.
Jason Babin, who is 6’3 and 267 pounds, is the team’s best defensive free agent and could also get hurt by the change in philosophy.
“Word is the Titans are not likely to be the highest bidder for an undersized end,” PFW’s Arthur Arkush writes.