Tennessee Titans: NFL’s Newest Version of “No-Name” Defense Has Underdog Mindset

September 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"We're a bunch of no-name guys trying to make a name for the defense as a whole, guys working together and trying to get better as a unit," said Titans cornerback Jason McCourty. 
McCourty is heading into his second year in the NFL and is currently a starter after being selected in just the seventh round in last year's draft.
Central Arkansas, Eastern Michigan, Western Michigan, Winston-Salem State, and Samford are all colleges represented by players on the Tennessee Titans defense.
The Titans starting lineup is scattered with "no-name" players.
McCourty and Colin Allred both went to schools whose football team doesn't have a Top-25 vote. 
Tony Brown and Jason Jones came from less prestigious Division 1 non-BCS schools. 
Cortland Finnegan, William Hayes, and Jacob Ford each attended small D1-AA colleges.  
Seven out of eleven of Titans starters fall into one of those three categories and 61 percent of every defe...

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