Rather than hack out a bunch of brief blurbs on a bunch of front seven players in whom the Titans may or may not have any specific interest and when they could still surprise us and run something other than what I think they were going on the run or claim I have any inside information when I'm just a guy sitting in his spare bedroom/office 500 miles away from St. Thomas Sports Park, I thought it would a better option for a post to assess what the Titans did in free agency last year.
When I did this exercise last offseason, the Titans were coming off a free agency period featuring much more hullabaloo, about it all of it related to Peyton Manning, than activity, what with only two players signed in the offseason who made the team out of training camp. As we headed into free agency last year, it was clear that in what looked like a must-win season the Titans would be much more active in free agency. Even beyond their nominal holes, the 2012 Titans were a 6-10 squad that could use upgrades or changes at virtually every position.
As it happened, the Titans did indeed open up the checkbooks. I spotlighted the available tight ends and guards, and they added a player at each position. They did not come close to stopping there, either. The 53-man roster the Titans took to Pittsburgh Week 1 had a total of 13 players the Titans signed as veteran free agents in the offseason. It would be a simple answer to say all those signings did not work out, since the Titans went 7-9 and missed the playoffs and Mike Munchak got fired. Just how accurate is that simple answer?no comments