Titans agree to terms with G Jake Scott

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I like the news that the Titans have agreed to terms with Jake Scott. He’s one of the guys I mentioned favorably in my offseason positional review of the guards.
Scott should make a good replacement for Jacob Bell at left guard. It’s also good to see the Colts lose another player, as Drexel noted in this article, where he also noted Scott as a possible replacement for Bell.
He may be a little undersized, but so was Bell. As a matter of fact, each of them are listed at 295 pounds. There shouldn’t be a lot of concern about Scott going up against big defensive tackles since he blocked for an Indy line that was rated fifth best in the league running up the middle and sixth best in pass protection.

Stats Gms Strts Flgs Yds F Sts Hlds Scks Yds
2004 12 9 2 10 2 0 1 8
2005 16 16 5 40 1 3 3 1
2006 16 16 7 45 5 1 2 5
2007 16 16 5 30 4 1 25½
Total 60 57 19 125 12 5 10½ 53½

The move will allow Eugene Amano to play right guard as Benji Olson’s replacement, with both Dan Loper and Leroy Harris available as backups. It gives the Titans even more depth and gives the team more long-term stability on the line, especially if Michael Roos and David Stewart are resigned to multiyear deals.
I like it.

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7 Responses to “Titans agree to terms with G Jake Scott”

  1. Dan Says:

    i like it too, bravo MR.

  2. wacko jacko in remington Says:

    I love Jake Scott’s play and I’m glad he’s signed…you gotta love the guy’s durability in addition to his talent. I hope the rest of the line steps up in 2008 along with him.

  3. David H. Says:

    I’ve been very critical of Mike Reinfeldt’s and the Titans offseason approach, but at 26 years old Scott gives the Titans a proven starter on the O-line for years to come. Like Andrew said, if we lock up “Big Country” and Roos for long term deals, we’ll have a solid O-line for at least the next 5 to 6 years. Excellent move. Keep those Colt refugees comming baby!!!

  4. Drexel Perry Says:

    Great move by the Titans.
    As the cliche says, “Games are won in the trenches” and picking up Scott helps to solidify a young and talented offensive line.

  5. Nick Says:

    I like this move by the titans. It was a great pickup and with eugene amano proving himself as a capable guard with his limited play last year, i feel good about the o-line. I also like the pickup of alge crumpler and jevon kearse, even though red flags have gone up about both since they signed, but i feel the titans are trying to find good players that fit in their system, rather than go pay big money to free agents that won’t work out in the end, can we say drew bennett and bobby wade? Jeff fisher in making a championship team from the ground up and it’s amazing to watch. We all saw how well the pick ups of ryan fowler and justin gage worked out so i’m excited about this upcoming year. We just need another de and a deep threat at wr and i think we will be able to contend.
    GO TITANS!!!!

  6. jrtitans Says:

    Justin Hartwig just got released. Do you think he might return to the titans?

  7. Andrew Strickert Says:

    I saw that, jr, but I doubt if the Titans would pick him up. If they do, it means letting somebody else go.
    Who would he replace? Mawae’s the starter. They just drafted Leroy Harris to be their next center and Munch really likes him.
    At guard, they just gave Amano a two-year extension and signed Scott, with both Loper and Harris as backups. Olson hasn’t retired yet.
    I just don’t see how it would work unless they think Hartwig would be an upgrade over one of the above. It doesn’t help him that he left two years ago for another team, despite the money being the same. It also doesn’t help him that he’s had injury issues and was replaced by a rookie.
    Who knows? Thanks for commenting.

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