Move over Graceland, Elvis’ next home could be the Music City
Each year fans of the King of Rock and Roll make their pilgrimage to Graceland, which is the home of the late Elvis Presley to remember the innovative singer blessed with the iconic moves and cool hair. However, thanks to a gaffe with a fax machine Elvis could be making his return this time to the Music City as a dominant force along the Tennessee Titans defensive line. Free agent All-Pro defensive end/linebacker Elvis Dumervil has accumulated sacks like Presley made hits in the 1950s.
Last season, the Titans defense was softer that a single sheet of Cottonelle tissue paper, surrendering nearly 20 points per game and averaging a pedestrian two sack per game. Titans General Manager Ruston Webster has done an admirable job trying to upgrade the defense by acquiring new talent and dropping aging yet costly dead weight. Outside of giving $10 million to backup running back Shonn Greene, the Titans front office has continued to make waves during free agency. However, the time has come for the Titans and Webster to take a risk; a risk that may save them from the dungeon of mediocrity.
Due to a fax gaffe, Dumervil was released by the Denver Broncos and is now available to the highest bidder. In just eight seasons, Dumervil has 63.5 career sacks has nearly registered a double digit sack total every season. If the Titans were to win the bidding war for his services, Dumervil would terrorize opposing quarterbacks in their dreams and actually make opposing offensive tackles break more than just a sweat on game day. Although the Titans rarely overpay for players, Dumervil may be the final piece to a Titans return to playoff contention and AFC South Division relevance. Elvis may always have a home in Graceland, but if Webster plays his cards right, another team’s gaffe may become a Music City treasure.