Originally posted on Total Titans  |  Last updated 3/3/12
Up next in our series of Tennessee Titans offseason positional analyses is the middle linebacker position. During last year's lockout-induced/abbreviated free agency signing period, the Titans allowed Stephen Tulloch to leave while reeling in former Buc Barrett Ruud as his replacement. Thankfully, Ruud was inked to only a one-year deal, courtesy of injuries and poor play that led to him only playing in 9 games during what's probably going to be his only season as a Titan. Meanwhile, on the brighter side of things, 2011 4th round pick Colin McCarthy stepped up in Ruud's absence and did enough to prove that he's the team's starting MLB for the forseeable future. More on the Titans' state of affairs at MLB....after the jump. Colin McCarthy Expected to serve primarily on special teams during his rookie campaign, McCarthy took advantage of Ruud's injuries as he made quite a mark as a first-year player. He proved to be quite a playmaker on defense while also being a constant presence ...
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