Found July 23, 2012 on Total Titans:
After last week's mostly offense-focused posting, it's time to look at the other side of the ball. Later this week, I'll write a couple posts taking a more in-depth look at Akeem Ayers, but first I wanted to write about new defensive end Kamerion Wimbley. I wrote a little about his ability when he signed with the Titans, but it's worth taking a more in-depth look.To get a better insight into Wimbley's play, I went back and watched all of the sacks he had over the last three seasons; 6.5 in 2009 as a member of the Browns, 9.0 in 2010 in his first season with the Raiders, and 7.0 last year. I didn't break down the plays the same way when I wrote about the Titans' sacks, but instead focused on general trends. A couple stood out.First, though Wimbley was nominally a starter at outside linebacker all three seasons, most of his sacks came lined up at defensive end. He played OLB first for the Browns in their 3-4 and then, similar to Akeem Ayers, lined up primar...

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