The Tennessee Titans‘ free agent splashes this offseason nearly earned a couple spots on the following list. However, while Delanie Walker and Andy Levitre are nice additions, it’s hard to consider them or the either signings to be season-changers. So we’ll go with the incumbent Titans.
I know everyone and their grandparents is building their own Mt. Rushmore-type quartet for every franchise in sports this offseason, but I’m going to a pull twist on it I haven’t seen yet: only accomplishments over the past couple years will apply, in the effort create the most relevant set of four mountain-side faces as possible. So I’m crafting the Titans’ Mt. Rushmore to beat all Titans Mt. Rushmores: Whose face makes it in stone?
Chris Johnson: When you rush for over 2,000 yards in one season you get your face on the mountain, regardless whether you then drag the franchise through a detrimental holdout then stink for two straight years. Here’s hoping for a bounce-back 2013.
Jason McCourty: A player that doesn’t conjure in most minds when thinking about the faces of the Titans’ franchise, but I couldn’t bare to include Bud Adams on this list so I bumped him for the lesser-known McCourty, who surpassed the likes of Tim Jennings and Champ Bailey to finish sixth in Pro Football Focus’ cornerback grades for 2012.
David Stewart/Michael Roos: One of the league’s best offensive line bookends in recent years, this duo probably played a major role in Mike Munchak‘s elevation from offensive line coach to head man in Tennessee.
Kamerion Wimbley/Derrick Morgan: Who says I can’t do a two-face sort of thing with my Rushmore? Don’t think there are rules on this, and these two each represent the Jekyll and Hyde of this Titans defense’s edge rush.