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Titans LBs Derrick Morgan & Akeem Ayers Entering Make-Or-Break Years

  According to Terry McCormick of TitanInsider, Titans linebackers Derrick Morgan and Akeem Ayers are both entering make-or-break seasons in 2014. Both players are entering the final year of their respective contracts and will have something to prove this season. The Titans are implementing a new 3-4 defensive scheme following the hiring of former Cardinals and Browns DC Ray...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Ken Whisenhunt gets a solid A for calling his players out

Tennessee Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt easily could have left camp with glowing remarks about all the young, talented defensive players he has on his roster. Instead, Whisenhunt took the time to break down what linebackers Zach Brown and Akeem Ayers have to do better in order to stay on the field, via John Glennon from the Tennessean. For Brown, it’s a matter of playing fast...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Tennessee Titans have one of worst nicknames in the NFL

In recent months, something that often doesn’t get much attention has suddenly been receiving a lot; the nickname of an NFL franchise has been front-page news, stirring debate across the country. While arguing that issue is a different topic for a different day, the discussion has raised an interesting question: What’s in a name? More specifically, why are teams called what they...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Where Akeem Ayers had two offseason knee surgeries

Akeem Ayers is coming off his worst season as a pro, with his numbers down across the board. Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles Year Tm Pos G GS Sk Int Yds Lng PD FF FR TD Tkl Ast 2011 TEN LB 16 16 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 50 26 2012 TEN mlb/SLB 16 13 6.0 1 2 2 8 1 0 0 66 38 2013 TEN SLB 16 14 1.0 1 5 5 5 1 0 0 37 12 Career 48 43 9.0 2 7 5 15 3...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Akeem Ayers gets an A+ for riding dinosaurs with lightsabers

Tennessee Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers retweeted a fan’s picture and it’s amazing. Check it out below: “@jerlindsey: @Akeem_Ayers PLEASE check out this awesome pic of you (I didn’t make it):” — AKEEM AYERS (@Akeem_Ayers) May 20, 2014   You may also be interested in:Grade Day: Akeem Ayers gets an A+ for riding dinosaurs with lightsabersUnder...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans LB Akeem Ayers: I screwed up

The Titans had plenty of reasons to kick themselves after Thursday night’s loss to the Colts. Linebacker Akeem Ayers was one player wishing he could take back a mistake. Ayers was flagged for a critical unnecessary roughness penalty when he hit Colts quarterback Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter just after he handed off the football. Instead of the Colts facing a third-and-six...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

On Akeem Ayers, part one

I noted earlier in the offseason I wanted to take a more in-depth look at the play of linebacker Akeem Ayers. This was for a couple reasons.First, he's a traditional strongside linebacker. I've had NFL Sunday Ticket only since 2006, and in that time the Titans had never really employed a true strongside linebacker. I know some about the position, of course, but following...
Via Total Titans
July 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers to line up as a pass rusher regularly for Titans

According to the Nashville Tennessean, Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers will line up as a pass rusher regularly this season. The 2011 2nd round pick has spent the offseason working out with pass rush technique specialist Keith Millard. At 6-3 254, with good athleticism, he has all the tools to be a pass rusher and was noted for his above average blitzing ability coming out of UCLA last...
Via The Football Fan Spot
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Titans’ Akeem Ayers trying to become a better pass rusher

As a linebacker coming out of UCLA, some looked at Akeem Ayers as a potential 3-4 outside linebacker because of his size (6-3 254) and blitzing ability. He ended up in a 4-3 with the Titans and not rushing the passer much at all in 2011, but that sounds like it could change next season. Ayers has been spending a lot of time this offseason with new pass rushing coach Keith Millard...
Via The Football Fan Spot
May 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Titans find a major bright spot in Akeem Ayers

When the Tennessee Titans went into the draft in April, one of their main objectives was to improve the linebacker position. Even the Titans are surprised at finding a solution so soon among this year's draft class. Rookie linebackers Akeem Ayers, a second-round pick from UCLA, and Colin McCarthy, a fourth-rounder from Miami, have stepped in and played so well for Tennessee...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
December 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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