Originally written on Total Titans  |  Last updated 8/24/12
I'll get to the Cardinals game in more details later, but for now we continue our trip around the Titans position by position as we heard toward the 2012 regular season with a look at the outside linebackers.As I noted in the offseason positional analysis, this was a position of strength for the Titans, back when mainstays Keith Bulluck and David Thornton roamed the position. David Thornton and Keith Bulluck got old and hurt, though, and it became a bit of a wasteland. Will Witherspoon did the best he could, but it wasn't enough as NFL tight ends continued to give the Titans some fits.The arrival of defensive coordinator Jerry Gray brought a new philosophy to the position. No longer would the Titans have two run-and-chase linebackers who played best in space, traditional Will linebackers. The Titans would still have one Will linebacker, of course, but they would have as well a traditional Sam linebacker, a bigger player who stood on the line of scrimmage and ate up blocks. The Will ...
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