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  1. Rookie QB analysis: Titans' Zach Mettenberger

    Paul Kuharsky

    Record as starter: 0-6 The good news: Zach Mettenberger showed steady progress from week to week, improving on his reads and sense of pressure. He is not a runner, but has improved at shifting in the pocket. His big arm allowed him to make a varie...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  2. Titans continuing to ramp up blitzes

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans are not stocked with personnel that perfectly fits their 3-4 system. Coordinator Ray Horton has increasingly schemed up pass pressure via the blitz. It helped produce five sacks against the Texans and five ...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. No guarantee Ravens will heavily blitz Zach Mettenberger

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Baltimore Ravens are not a super-heavy blitz team. Per ESPN Stats & Info, they've blitzed on 18.3 percent of their defensive snaps and seven of their 20 sacks have come with the help of extra pressure. The presumption is Te...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  4. Ray Horton wonders where sacks have gone league-wide

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have 23 sacks, tied for ninth in the league. They rank sixth in the NFL in sacks per play. Still, it's hard to watch their defense and feel it produces sufficient pressure. Titans defensive coordinator R...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  5. Alarming numbers about Titans' drives

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A big byproduct of the Titans terrible third-down offense is few long drives. Few long drives means fewer opportunities to find rhythm and less time of possession to take pressure off the defense. Three stats that illustrate...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  6. OLBs contributing, but not with sacks

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have eight sacks and 20 quarterback pressures. None of the sacks have come from the primary rush position in the scheme's 3-4, outside linebacker. Derrick Morgan has six pressures and Kamerion Wimbley h...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  7. Jake Locker's poor first half didn't give Titans chance

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Exhibit A in the case for Jake Locker as a long-term NFL starter came last week in Kansas City. He was efficient, poised under pressure and played with confidence. Exhibit A in the case against Locker as a long-term NFL starter...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  8. Jake Locker more aware under pressure

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- How a quarterback deals with pass pressure typically defines him. Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker did a good job in his season debut. His line let too many people get too close too often. He was sacked four times, hit ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  9. Jurrell Casey reassured about system

    Paul Kuharsky

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After a sterling defensive game in which he recorded four tackles (one for loss), applied four quarterback pressures and generally gave the Chiefs a headache, Tennessee Titans defensive lineman Jurrell Casey reflected. It was a...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  10. Best game ever: Colin McCarthy

    Paul Kuharsky

    Continuing our series on the best games members of the Titans have ever played... Colin McCarthy, linebacker Nov. 13, 2011: Titans 30, Panthers 3 Bank of America Stadium McCarthy: 12 tackles, a quarterback pressure and a tackle for a loss (team...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  11. Hybrid rushers can work from two stances

    Paul Kuharsky

    For as long as the Tennessee Titans have been in Tennessee, their primary pass-rushers have unfailingly lined up in a three-point stance. They have been 4-3 ends, undisguised in their attempts to create pressure, a hand in the dirt as they dug in ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  12. Phillips could ease draft pressure on Titans

    Paul Kuharsky

    Shaun Phillips looks to be the one, best remaining option for the Tennessee Titans in free agency in terms of finding a pass-rush boost. The free-agent defensive end from Denver recorded 10 sacks for the Broncos out of their 4-3 last season. But f...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  13. Upon Further Review: Titans Week 14

    Paul Kuharsky

    DENVER -- An examination of four hot issues from the Tennessee Titans' 51-28 loss to the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High: Pressure on Peyton: Defensive tackle Jurrell Casey has been the Titans' best player this season, and a ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  14. Breaking down one 'bad' Gabbert play

    Paul Kuharsky

    While I was in Jacksonville, trying to see what was different about Blaine Gabbert, I saw one play that looked like a disaster. He dropped back and after a couple beats, despite no pressure, he pulled the ball down and scooted left. Once out there...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  15. Trouble spots for QB pressure

    Paul Kuharsky

    Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus offers a breakdown of AFC South quarterbacks under pressure. The Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans added linemen at what was a trouble spot for their QBs. A team by team look at PFF's findings. Tex...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  16. Twitter mailbag: On Yates, scouts, pressure

    Paul Kuharsky


    Blog | June 01, 2013