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Alterraun Verner wants to be the new Cortland Finnegan

Marques Colston, Cortland Finnegan, Alterraun Verner AP

Cortland Finnegan has left Tennessee for St. Louis, and Titans cornerback Alterraun Verner thinks he’s the man to replace Finnegan.

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that Verner has been working mostly in the slot position previously played by Finnegan during Organized Team Activities, and Verner is also talking about being the same kind of tough, physical presence that Finnegan was.

I want to play inside,” Verner said. “I like being inside, being with the linebackers, getting to blitz and guard some of the slot guys because that is where the ball goes most the time with the Wes Welkers and the great tight ends — they like to work those areas especially on third down. I would love to be that guy like Cortland was last year.”

Verner sees the departure of Finnegan as an opportunity for the rest of the players in the secondary to step up.

“I’ll do whatever they ask me to do,” Verner said, “but this is a great chance for everybody.”

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7 Responses to “Alterraun Verner wants to be the new Cortland Finnegan”
  1. billhicks666 says: May 26, 2012 9:10 AM

    Why???

  2. Nikhil Balakumar says: May 26, 2012 9:16 AM

    he can hit as hard and makes plays on the ball but he’s not fast enough to be the no.1 corner, hence mccourty

  3. jvillenole says: May 26, 2012 9:18 AM

    Apparently he literally wants to get his ass kicked by Andre Johnson.

  4. austinforever says: May 26, 2012 9:50 AM

    Cortland Finnegan is such a giant douche. Don’t be like him son.

  5. dlew2191 says: May 26, 2012 10:53 AM

    Sure would have been great if you included at least a little bit of his history with the Titans like Florio often does. Like I know he’s from UCLA but I forget where he was drafted and what round and what year…

  6. beardinals says: May 26, 2012 2:10 PM

    Pick another player to mould yourself after. Finnegan needs to be kicked out of the league. Best part is that Fitz now gets to go up against him twice a year and show him what for.

  7. yankeemofo says: May 26, 2012 2:44 PM

    Round 4/104 2010. Guy’s been a beast on my IDP fantasy team.

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