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  1. Cyprien Out For The Year

    I think Kendrick Lewis is a name to remember as well. The guy has started 81 career games for 3 teams and was Pees starting safety before they signed Tony Jefferson. He got hurt last year, but he's currently listed as the starting SS in the unofficial depth chart. Seeing who receives first team reps in the secondary will be a really interesting thing to watch tomorrow nightl
  2. Titans sign Kenny Vaccaro

    Vacarro reminds me of another Titan/Longhorn safety. Michael Griffin. All the athleticism in the world. Zero instincts. What irony that Vacarro is being coached by Griff. And top safety is nonsense. The fact that NOBODY signed him till after training camp was very telling. Vaccaro said on the radio that he didn't expect to have to workout for a team because he has 5 years of tape. in my opinion, those 5 years of tape are the reason it took a training camp injury for him to get a serious offer. This is why I scoffed at people saying instant upgrade. People remember he was a high draft pick and then check his stat line on ESPN.com, see a couple picks and think that he was playing at a high level last season. He wasn't. There's a reason New Orleans spent back to back high round picks on safeties the past 2 seasons. The Vacarro experiment failed in NOLA. But off the negative... the positive is that he seems to be healthy and still possess the same freakish ability that got him drafted high. Fortunately for us, we have a DC who has experience working with talented safeties and a DB coach who has a track record of developing DBs. Also, save last season, this is probably the best supporting cast he's ever had. And maybe its a tad bit of homerism to say it but Pees is a different tier of DC than the likes of Rob Ryan or Dennis Allen. So perhaps the grass will be greener in Nashville.
  3. Cyprien Out For The Year

    Athleticism never translated to the ability to cover for Vacarro. Thats pasrt of the problem
  4. Cyprien Out For The Year

    Vacarro didn't even play safety all of last year. He got benched week 2 for Vonn Bell and played in the slot for the rest of the time he was healthy. PFF, if you believe in that, ranked him the #115 CB last season.
  5. Cyprien Out For The Year

    YES HE IS.
  6. Cyprien Out For The Year

    Kenny Vacarro is literally everything you said about Cyprien.
  7. Cyprien Out For The Year

    Like Kenny Vacarro was a starting safety on some of the worst pass defenses in NFL history when he was in New Orleans. I feel like all anyone ever remembers about players when discussing whether they're an upgrade is where they were drafted.
  8. Cyprien Out For The Year

    Alot of yall are buggin, I fail to see how a player being thrown into a brand new defense with a few weeks to get up to speed and the expectation to START is an upgrade over the guy whose been in that spot the past 16 months. How is Reid an upgrade... because he was a probowl alternate 4 years ago? because he was a former 1st round pick? Because he's a former DB from LSU? I just don't see how Reid or Vacarro/Mitchell is an instant upgrade over Cyprien. Much like with Kaep, the fact that Reid is definitely being blackballed has led to many people to vastly overestimate his ability. He should be on a roster, no doubt, I'm not even saying he couldn't earn a job. But instant upgrade is not a statement I'm buying. That just tells me alot of people don't like Cyprien or think he's overpaid, and as I've said before, fans catching feelings over the FA money a player gets is ridiculous to me.
  9. Training Camp Thread

    I doubt it... I look at this scandal like the one at Baylor. Nobody survived that. The interim coach was an outside guy who lasted one year, and both the OC and DC were gone after that season. If its true that ALL the assistant coach wives knew about the abuse, its virtually certain that the assistant coaches knew as well. And if that's true, its a 'culture' issue and you can't just hire Urban's most promising assistant to assume his spot long term. You gotta wipe the whole slate clean after this season. Entirely new staff. So I greatly doubt Day ends up as the long term coach there. On a side note, assuming Lefluer tears it up as a OC this year and is on HC radars next year, and Day is let go in a full staff purge. we might wind up with a Ryan Day led offense in 2019 anyway.
  10. Training Camp Thread

    Day has already been named interim HC. Its a big deal on the radio because after the UT/Schiano fiasco, UT fans find it funny that OSU chose Day to be the interim over Schaino after all the backlash they received.
  11. Cyprien Out For The Year

    While Vaccaro and Reid are obvious names to throw out at this point. I think its important to remember these facts. Kevin Byard has a very versatile skill set and could conceivably play some SS himself. Kendrick Lewis has a ton of starting experience as a deep safety (80+ starts) and could fill Byards deep role if he is playing closer to the LOS
  12. Training Camp Thread

    Not training camp related, but does anyone think Ryan Day wishes he would have taken the Titans OC job in hindsight? I feel like NFL OC carries a bit more security than interim coach at a program elbow deep in a DV/Title IX scandal despite the talent. Also did we dodge a media circus bullet by having him pass on us?
  13. Training Camp Thread

    Jordan Mathews, the slow footed, stone handed WR that some of you clamored for us to sign earlier this offseason, has been released before his first preseason game with the Pats. So before anybody says it... NO!! we shouldn't sign him.
  14. Training Camp Thread

    I'm still waiting on WR depth...
  15. Training Camp Thread

    Also something random that I've noticed from those ignite the fire videos... Unless he's changed his number, Brandon Trawick is practicing with the ILBs. I noticed him in two episodes around the other ILB in indvidual drills and also noticed Kevin Byard walked up to him and another ILB and asked about their position drills, which wouldn't make sense if Trawick was still with the safeties. I find it interesting because 1) Trawick has played with Pees before in Baltimore 2) Pees started a converted safety at ILB next to CJ Mosley last year in Baltimore. I think ILB is likely in good hands between Woodyard, Evans and Brown, and Trawick will again likely make his biggest impact on ST's, but I'm curious if he can see more time in the defense at ILB.
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