Memo to the Tennessee Titans: Keep Tony Brown around


Regardless of whether or not a new collective bargaining agreement will be reached by the beginning of March, in some shape or form, Tony Brown will be a free agent this offseason.

Without a new CBA, Brown’s ability to test the free agency waters will be restricted. At the opposite end of the spectrum, TB will be an unrestricted free agent if the seemingly impossible occurs with the owners and the players’ union shaking hands on a new agreement.

Either way, based on his stellar play over the last couple of seasons, the Tennessee Titans would be wise to bring Tony Brown back into the fold.

Overcoming the hardships associated with sticking around in the NFL after entering the league as an undrafted free agent, Brown has made himself into one of the league’s better interior pass rushers. Far from the biggest defensive tackle you’ll ever see, the smallish Brown utilizes a combination of cat-like quickness and great moves to pester opposing NFL signal-callers.

Playing next to the gargantuan Albert Haynesworth, Brown amassed four sacks in both 2007 and 2008. In “Fat Albert’s” absence, TB stepped up with an even better performance in 2009 as he accumulated five sacks while forcing three fumbles. His successful showing in ’09 led to him being named as a Pro Bowl alternate.

Despite his penchant for jumping offsides, Tony Brown has established himself as one of the Titans’ best defensive players. In an offseason that should yield a ton of change on the defensive side of the football, Mike Reinfeldt, Jeff Fisher and Co. would be wise to do what it takes to ensure that Brown’s presence will remain a constant on the Titans’ defense in 2010 and beyond.

Your turn, audience: Should the Titans re-sign Tony Brown?


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8 Responses to “Memo to the Tennessee Titans: Keep Tony Brown around”

  1. Shawn Smith Says:

    Re-signing Tony Brown should be the biggest priority. We have some good young DTs in Jason Jones and Marks but Brown is reaching the peak of his career right now. Plus, solid pass-rushing defensive linemen are critical to how the Titans play defense. We can’t afford any drop off in that area…

    So, the top priorities in free agency should be re-signing Brown, finding a starting CB opposite Finnegan, and adding depth at LB,S,OL. This should allow us to focus on taking the best player available come draft time (on defense).

  2. Brian Says:

    I also believe that Tony Brown should be resigned. Being a Nashvillian and a former Memphis resident, I am behind Tony Brown one hundred percent.

  3. Riggs09 Says:

    Without a doubt, the titans need to bring back brown. I know they don’t like over paying players, and I don’t think they will have to with brown. It’s sad to see kvb and bullock have to go, but I understand. Just make sure tully comes back as well. I think he also has a bright future. I’m a Titan fan living in Detroit. I would welcome kvb and bullock here with open arms. Kinda makes sense too.

  4. lobgriff Says:

    Riggs09 I too am a Titans fan living in Detroit. I agree that KVB and Bullock if let go should come and help Schwartz run the Titan D in Detroit. I love the passion and heart that Brown plays with and he should be resigned but he has to cut down on the off sides penalties.

  5. lobgriff Says:

    We have to get pressure on the opposing qb. Whatever it takes we need to do it and Brown is just one piece to that puzzle

  6. Drexel Perry Says:

    Like some of you, I also wouldn’t be shocked if a vet such as KVB or Bulluck ended up with Schwartz in Detroit. He needs a veteran leader or two and either of those guys would fit in well in the Motor City.

    Glad to see that everyone agrees that re-signing Tony Brown should be a high priority for the Titans this offseason.

    As always, thanks for commenting guys.

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