Tennessee Titans are putting together a super team on special teams.
Good special teams units can often be overlooked in the NFL. However, the Titans are actively making an effort to make their special teams unit one of the best in the league.
When the Titans make a depth signing it’s always fun to see the news, but usually it isn’t going to be something that changes the course of your whole day. However, this offseason the Tennessee Titans have been making some huge additions that will be so valuable on special team.
That doesn’t even include all of the special teams studs that are already on the team.
It takes a player with certain skills to be great at special teams. They must have great instincts and be completely fearless on kickoffs and punts.
Earlier in the week, the Titans agreed to terms with Walt Aikens. Aikens is a great special teams player, but unfortunately the deal fell through after his physical.
Titans special teams studs
Just because the Titans didn’t get to seal the deal with Walt Aikens doesn’t mean they haven’t been able to add some special teams studs to the squad.
Earlier in the offseason, the Titans signed Nick Dzubnar. Dzubnar has spent the last 5 seasons with the Chargers, mostly on special teams. He has plenty of experience and said this regarding his role with the team, per Jim Wyatt.
“”I feel like that’s why the Tennessee Titans brought me here,” he said. “I can’t tell you if there’s a certain trick, all I know is to go 100 miles an hour with my hair on fire — 100% effort, nonstop, nonstop, nonstop until I get to the ball carrier or whatever it is, whoever is returning. I think it’s more of a mindset and attitude that I had, growing up, playing sports.”
Dzubnar’s hell on wheels approach to special teams could give the Titans a huge boost in 2020. He isn’t the only linebacker that could be a huge help on returns, though. It looks like the Titans might be in the market to build a special teams “super team.”
The Titans most recent signing seems like it might have been brought about with a little help from Taylor Lewan. At least that’s what I like to believe. That’s right, “THE BOY” Will Compton is now a Tennessee Titan once again. It’s hard to measure a players success on special teams, but Compton definitely has experience playing it, one of those years of experience with the Titans. Plus, Compton called it “the greatest 3rd string/special teams signing in the history of the NFL.”
Biggest 3rd string/Special Teams signing in the history of the @Nfl
— Will Compton (@_willcompton) August 26, 2020
Watching the Titans on special teams just got 10x more fun with the boy Will Compton on the team.