The Tennessee Titans secondary dropped a lot of interceptions last season, and Kevin Byard is not impressed.
The Tennessee Titans’ secondary was a big reason why the Titans’ defense was able to compete with some of the best offenses in the league. The secondary also left a lot on the field.
You might have heard people say that defensive backs are defensive backs for a reason and not wide receivers. Well, Pro Football Focus tweeted out that the Titans had the second most dropped interceptions in the league last season with 11, which would back up the previously mentioned claim.
If the Titans expect to win a championship, then that number is going to have to come way down. There are a lot of categories where the Titans probably want to be tied for second or even first in, but dropped interceptions is not one of them.
Kevin Byard, among his other defensive backs, knows that and Byard knows that the secondary can’t allow that to happen again this year.
The Titans still finished the season with 14 interceptions which is good enough for the sixth-most in the league.
I would expect Byard and company to use this stat as a focus point for the 2020 season. If they could have caught all of the interceptions that they dropped, then they would’ve been tied for first in the league with 25 interceptions.
The Titans are bringing in two new defensive backs that will hopefully be able to help the secondary with its issues in dropping interceptions. Kristian Fulton might be able to do that, but Johnathan Joseph could add to the struggle in the secondary.
Joseph has been known to drop an interception from time to time. It’s actually one of his bigger issues.
The Titans still have a lot of work to do on both sides of the ball, but if they can bring in the interceptions, then that’ll be one less thing they’ll have to worry about.