The Tennessee Titans are off to a great start after upsetting the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1. The defense was stifling, while outside linebacker Zach Brown played a big role in the victory. At this point, one has to wonder if Brown’s goal of reaching the Pro Bowl in 2013 is a legitimate possibility.
“I had a good season my rookie year. Now, I just want to build off that rookie season and just keep it going and get to the Pro Bowl,” Brown said, according to TitansOnline.com. “I’m trying to go to the Pro Bowl every year because it means you’re one of the best at your position, so I just need to keep getting better stats and be consistent at what I do. I never want a down year.”
The 23-year-old got off to a great start as he recorded eight tackles, two sacks and defended one pass against the Steelers. Considering he only had five and a half sacks and five defended passes last season, Brown is clearly on another level in his second year in the league.
“I think he can be a Pro Bowl-type player,” linebackers coach Chet Parlavecchio told TitansOnline.com. “He comes out every day focused and ready to go to work, so I’ve been real proud of his professionalism. He’s been real receptive to coaching, and I think he understands exactly what you’re trying to tell him.”
The Titans play in the AFC South, which is a division that saw two teams reach the playoffs in 2012. For that reason, Tennessee will need players to step up each and every week in order to be competitive. The good news is Brown’s gusty performance will help fuel the rest of the defense to go above and beyond the call.
As long as the statistics are where they need to be, I certainly believe Brown will make the AFC Pro Bowl team this season.