Titans' Positional Preview: Outside Linebackers

Ruston Webster and company entered the 2015 offseason with several needs to fill on both sides of the ball, but perhaps none were bigger than the need for an edge rusher. Derrick Morgan was the only consistent pass rusher that could be relied on, while everyone else was marginal at best. The combination of Shaun Phillips, Kamerion Wimbley and Quentin Groves proved to be ineffective...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Tennessee Titans offseason positional analysis: OLB

Better late than never is my motto. Going to crank these last few out before the draft, really. After defensive line, our second stop on the defensive side of the ball on our trip around the Tennessee Titans as we head (deep) into the offseason is outside linebacker. When I did the DL positional analysis, I noted the basic questions were pretty much the exact same ones they would...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts cuts roll on, team releases veteran Shaun Phillips

The Indianapolis Colts haven’t been shy about cutting players so far this offseason; that didn’t change Monday. Shaun Phillips released RT @JimIrsay: Roster updates — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 16, 2015 Phillips appeared in five games for the Colts in 2014, recording just seven tackles. AROUND COVER32 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top-10 wide...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Release Veteran OLB Shaun Phillips

The Indianapolis Colts announced Monday that they’ve released veteran OLB Shaun Phillips. He joined the Colts back in November after he was claimed off waivers from the Titans. Phillips, 33, was entering the final year of his contract and would have made a base salary of $2.55 million for the 2015 season. However, there are no guarantees remaining in his contract, which means...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Top-5 plays of the 2014 season for the Indianapolis Colts

The Colts season is over, but that does not mean we can’t enjoy some of the best moments that took us all the way to the AFC Championship. There will always be room for debate on what is the best play of the year, but here are our top five moments for the Indianapolis Colts in the past year. 5. Luck uses his legs against Baltimore Matt Elam never stood a chance. With a second-and...
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February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Shaun Phillips is not a multitasker when texting

Texting and driving is bad, but sometimes even when you are walking and texting it is still hard to pay attention. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 NFL head coaches stack up 2015 NFL Draft Preview: The top 10 quarterbacks That is the case for Indianapolis Colts linebacker Shaun Phillips. The awkward moment when you walk into the girls room because you are texting. ...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants Sign LB Victor Butler To Future/Reserve Contract

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the New York Giants have signed LB Victor Butler to a future/reserve contract on Monday. Butler signed on with the Colts back in early October. However, he was later to make room for LB Shaun Phillips, who was claimed off of waivers from the Titans. The Saints signed Butler to a two-year, $3 million contract that included $1.5 million guaranteed...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts claim linebacker Shaun Phillips off waivers from Titans

  The Colts have claimed outside linebacker Shaun Phillips off waivers from Tennessee. Team officials say they waived linebacker Victor Butler to clear room on the 53-man active roster. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound pass rusher attended Purdue and has 554 tackles, 81-1/2 sacks and seven interceptions during his 11-year career. He played nine seasons with San Diego, then signed with Denver...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts pick up Shaun Phillips off waivers from Titans

The Colts have claimed linebacker Shaun Phillips off of waivers from the Titans. A year after amassing 10 sacks for the Broncos, Phillips signed a tw0-year deal with the Titans but lasted just 11 games in Tennessee before being waived. Phillips has not played the same as he did last year picking up just two sacks and three quarterback hits this year. He has just 10 hurries in 363...
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Indianapolis claims Shaun Phillips off waivers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts have claimed outside linebacker Shaun Phillips off waivers from Tennessee. Team officials say they waived linebacker Victor Butler to clear room on the 53-man active roster. The 6-foot-3, 255-pound pass rusher attended Purdue and has 554 tackles, 81 1/2 sacks and seven interceptions during his 11-year career. He played nine seasons with San Diego, then...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts Awarded LB Shaun Phillips Off Waivers From Titans, Cut LB Victor Butler

  The Indianapolis Colts claimed LB Shaun Phillips off waivers from the Titans, and cut LB Victor Butler in a corresponding move, according to Aaron Wilson. Phillips was recently cut by Tennessee after registering only two sacks this season.  Phillips signed a two-year, $5 million deal with the Titans, but it seems the team prefers to get younger at the position. The Colts could...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans Releasing Veteran LB Shaun Phillips

Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean is reporting that the Titans are placing veteran LB Shaun Phillips on waivers Tuesday. Phillips, 33, signed a two-year, $4.8 million contract with the Titans back in March after finding a limited amount of interest as a free agent. Phillips was set to make a base salary of $2.55 million for the 2015 season, but this move will free up $2.65 million...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanders enjoying new home in Broncos Country

Since the forgettable day in February that all Denver Broncos fans avoid discussing the team underwent a needed makeover. Contributors Eric Decker, Knowshon Moreno, Wesley Woodyard, Shaun Phillips and more left for other opportunities and contracts. John Elway immediately hit the ground running and signed big time playmakers on defense to fill the voids and deficiencies of 2013....
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Isaiah Burse has enough burst in the return game

The 2014 Denver Broncos have addressed many of the issues that plagued this team in the off season. No Eric Decker? Let’s get Emmanuel Sanders and draft Cody Latimer. No Shaun Phillips or Champ Bailey? Let’s get DeMarcus Ware and Aqib Talib. But what happened to our return man? Trindon Holliday is gone and has yet to be replaced. Who can fill his shoes however small they may...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Camp Preview: Linebackers

As training camp approaches, it means the Tennessee Titans move one day closer to the preseason, and eventually the regular season. As we inch further throughout the offseason, every day we will feature a training camp preview. Previously: Quarterbacks Running Backs Wide Receivers Tight Ends Offensive Line Defensive Line Today’s preview focuses on the linebackers group, where Tennessee...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans defensive end Shaun Phillips named top-20 in NFL

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 defensive ends in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s DE to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Linebacker surplus should help Titans' transition to 3-4 defense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- They might need to add a few more seats to the crowded Titans linebackers room. Two free-agent signees, one draft pick and two position changes -- plus the return of a slew of veterans -- has the competition for linebacker roster spots shaping up to be the tightest on the team. So it goes for the Titans as they transition from a 4-3 basic defensive set to a 3...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to Nashville: Meet the new Titans

As NFL Draft weekend has wrapped up, the Tennessee Titans are ready to welcome another group of young players (including Taylor Lewan). So I thought I would take the time to introduce the newest Titans, via free agency. Dexter McCluster The first off-season signing for the Titans, McCluster joins the team after playing his first four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. McCluster...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans notebook: LB Shaun Phillips finds comfort in 3-4 scheme

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After playing nine years at outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense for the Chargers, Shaun Phillips felt out of place last season playing defensive end in a 4-3 alignment for the Broncos. Sure, he helped the Broncos win the AFC championship and make the Super Bowl with a team-high 10 sacks, but he never felt fully comfortable in the new position. After signing a...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

How Shaun Phillips sacked the passer in 2013 ☆

To get a better idea of what the Titans got when they signed Shaun Phillips, I decided to watch the 10.0 sacks he had playing for the Broncos in 2013. While the Broncos are more of a 4-3 than I expect the Titans to be, I still think this was a useful exercise. Philips played 770 snaps (68% of the time), which is probably a good estimate of the maximum for his expected 2014 playing...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans sign OLB Shaun Phillips

Shaun Phillips looked done after the 2013 season, going into his age 32 season after grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 2nd worst ranked 3-4 outside linebacker. He had to settle for a one year deal close to the veteran’s minimum with the Broncos, but he was able to rehab his value, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 18th ranked 4-3 defensive end in 2013. He’s still no guarantee...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Versatility a factor in NFL Draft for Tennessee Titans

Versatility has been the main focus for the Tennessee Titans throughout the offseason and it’s something that will continue into the NFL Draft. Tennessee has holes to fill in the linebacking and defensive line areas, so they’ll likely target combo backers who can line up at defensive end and also at outside linebacker. Buck Stanton of cover32 broke down the top outside linebackers...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

National Rewind: DTs for the Tennessee Titans, Power Rankings, rule changes, more

In case you missed it the best national stories from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - The top-10 defensive tackles in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: The greatest player in the history of every franchise. (READ) - The NFL just passed the dumbest, least fun rule ever. (READ) - Ten rule changes the NFL should implement immediately. (READ) You may also...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Weekly Rewind: Chris Johnson update, welcome Shaun Phillips and playoffs?

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the Tennessee Titans this week along with national featured columns you may enjoy. Tennessee Titans - Tennessee Titans make big free agency splash on defense (READ) - Tennessee Titans one piece away from playoff run (READ) - Tennessee Titans, Chris Johnson might be headed toward ugly...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos: Is Depth Becoming an Issue?

There had been no news, outside of speculation, from the Broncos concerning Knowhon Moreno or Shaun Phillips leading up to this week. Now, I generally take no news as good news; however, during the free agency period, no news is a harbinger for bad news. This proved to be correct as both Moreno and Phillips signed with other teams. Moreno had a great season last year, make no mistake...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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