Tennessee Titans Defense: Return of the Chain Gang?

June 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Albert Haynesworth.
Kyle Vanden Bosch.
Jevon Kearse.
Tony Brown.
Those four defensive linemen made up the Tennessee Titans “Chain Gang” in 2008.  As the heart and soul of that 13-3 squad, there was truly no weak link.
A devastating 13-10 home playoff loss to the hated Baltimore Ravens unofficially put an end to the Chain Gang.
Minutes into free agency, Albert Haynesworth bolted to Washington, signing a seven-year, $100 million deal.
Countless injuries caught up with Jevon Kearse, who was benched after four ineffective games.
Kyle Vanden Bosch recorded his worst statistical season as a Titan, unsuccessfully rushing the passer against the double teams Haynesworth used to manhandle.
A solid season for Tony Brown wasn’t enough to keep the line from taking 17 steps back, turning an aggressive, dominant defense into an uninspired squad playing on its heels.
This offseason, defensive end was unmistakably the team’s...

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