NASHVILLE, Tenn. Here's a big reason why the Titans allowed the most points in the NFL last season: The lack of pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
It was a combination of lack of push from the defensive front, defensive backs who couldn't keep up with roaming receivers, and linebackers who were shredded by tight ends and running backs out of the backfield. As such, the Titans placed a special point of emphasis on getting in the quarterback's during this summer's training camp.
In their preseason loss to the Falcons on Saturday, the Titans had six sacks five with Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan in the game. Tennessee also had five of its top six linebackers not playing because of injuries, along with a secondary operating under basic schemes.
"We had an emphasis going into this game to get after the quarterback and disrupt the passer and give us a chance," said Titans fourth-year defensive end Derrick Morgan, who had one sack on Saturday. He led the club with 6 12 sacks and 19 qu...