Tennessee Titans Free Agency, Great start, poor finish

By anthony denmark
Shonn Grenne New York Jets
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The Tennessee Titans started the free agency period off with a bang by addressing their biggest need at the offensive line position by acquiring ex-Buffalo Bills Pro-Bowl guard Adam Levitre and versatile utility-man ex- Saint Louis Rams center Ron Turner. Just when Titans general manager Ruston Webster was being praised by his peers for the Titans initial moves his latest free agency have raised a lot of questions.

This offseason Webster was tasked with the impossible mission of addressing the gaping holes and building a playoff contender on a limited budget. Although acquiring a running back would not be a top priority reducing the workload of All-Pro running back Chris Johnson would have been considered a wise investment for the right price. But overpaying for an overweight lumberjack Shonn Greene was certainly a waste of money especially considering that cheaper alternative with far more impressive resumes were available for so much less.

If this poor move was not enough the Titans then foolishly gave $3 million to linebacker Moise Fokou who will be a special teams contributor at best. And just when you thought things could not get worse, Webster then signed ex- Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard who makes opposing quarterbacks salivate at the opportunity to throw his way.

Titans owner Bud Adams said that he wanted to win now, unfortunately the Titans latest acquisitions may result in another below .500 season and the franchise missing the playoffs for a fourth consecutive season. Titans coach Mike Munchak is already on the hot seat, these recent acquisitions means Webster’s days should be numbered as well. If Webster cannot upgrade the roster, the Titans need to find a general manager who can, Floyd Reese, anyone?


Anthony Denmark is a Tennessee Titans writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter@eatdrkslpsprtz2, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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