The Tennessee Titans look to enter the 2013 NFL season with a different mentality than they did in years past. Thanks to their head coach Mike Munchak, Tennessee should be one of the most physical teams in the entire league this year. In a recent interview with The Midday 180, Munchak gave a little insight to what has changed throughout the team’s practices.
“Our football team is so much more physical than we’ve been,” the coach said.
“We have bigger guys that get more movement, we’re going to try to beat teams down. When you get into some of those formations and you’ve got the safeties coming up and the corners having to make the tackles at the line of scrimmage, they’re taking a pounding early in the game.”
“Our goal is to wear them out. And when they have to go out and when they have to go out there and cover Kenny Britt and Nate (Washington) it gets a little bit harder as the game wears on. We’re hoping we have that kind of team that can create that kind of punishment.”
The coach also talked about how improving the offensive line will give running back Chris Johnson a bit more freedom on where he runs the ball, depending on how he reads where the defense is going and the reaction by his new teammates up front. During camp and the preseason, Johnson has looked as fresh as ever and appears ready to make a run at 2,000 yards yet again.
With some tough, new faces on the line like Andy Levitre and rookie Chance Warmack, the Titans are much better looking up there than they were a year ago. If they can truly be one of the more physical teams in the league up front, first and foremost, they will have the chance to drastically improve from their 2012 campaign.