On several occasions this summer, we discussed the lack of depth in the Titans’ secondary. The starters were fine, we felt, but that was before the Texans game. They did reaffirm our faith in them, mostly, on Sunday, despite the loss to the Jets.
Besides losing the game Sunday, the Titans also lost two key members of their secondary, Cortland Finnegan and Vincent Fuller, so now we’re facing what we feared. Rookies Jason McCourty and Ryan Mouton have replaced them.
It was not a pleasant feeling when the Titans had only one true corner, Nick Harper, on the field Sunday. Mouton was moved from nickel to right corner after both Finnegan and McCourty went down. The feeling was even more unpleasant when Chuck Cecil was forced to use Keith Bulluck as a nickelback.
The Titans only have four corners listed on the roster, including nickelback Ryan Mouton. Since Fuller will be out for a while, Mouton will take his spot for that time, leaving only Harper, Finnegan and McCourty.
Hamstring injuries are tricky things and we have no idea how long Finnegan will be out. Fortunately, the Jaguars are next on the schedule and Finnegan won’t be needed quite as much as for other games. Like the Week Five and Six games, against Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.
Finnegan may be out for a month or more or he might even play this week. Who knows?
One thing the Titans almost certainly have to do is make a roster move or two.
So who do they pick up to bolster the depth at corner? Veteran DeMarcus Faggins was with the team this summer. Former Titan Cary Williams survived the final cutdown to 53 players but was released to make room for P Reggie Hodges. Either Faggins or Williams could come in without the need to learn the system and terminology.
The Titans obviously don’t feel either Faggins or Williams has as much upside as Mouton or McCourty but one of them could be used as a stopgap.
What do you think? Are there any free agent corners out there that you like?