Titans vs. Jaguars Game Day Newsletter Sept23Titans_Digital - Page 81

• #36 S Ronnie Harrison: With strong-side linebacker Leon Jacobs inactive last week, the rookie safety Harrison played 52 percent of the defensive snaps and recorded seven tackles in the win over the Patriots. He held his own and made several nice plays and tackles near the line of scrimmage, and – like he did at Alabama – showed he can hit hard. There is still plenty of room to grow. Is Jacobs back? Does Harrison continue to get time? Performances like last week will force defensive coordinator Todd Wash to keep Harrison on the fi eld. • #72 LT Josh Wells: Starter Cam Robinson left last week’s game with a knee injury that will keep him out for the remainder of the season. Wells stepped in and performed well last week, part of an offensive line that kept Bortles clean – no sacks. Can Wells, who has some starting experience, step up and fi ll the role the rest of the way? AP IMAGES • #91 DE Yannick Ngakoue: Ngakoue got an early hit on Tom Brady last week and logged a few pressures on Eli Manning in Week 1. That said, Ngakoue has yet to record his fi rst sack in 2018. Whether it is starter Marcus Mariota or backup Blaine Gabbert under center today, it is time for Ngakoue to get home. Once it starts, sacks will come in bunches for him. Ngakoue had a fumble return for a touchdown late in the Jaguars’ loss to the Titans in Nashville last season. • #99 Marcell Dareus: Titans running back Derrick Henry went for 92 yards on 14 carries with a touchdown in the Week 2 game against the Jaguars last season. That was before Dareus was with the team. In the Week 17 matchup in Nashville, Henry logged 51 yards on 28 carries. Of course there are more factors to defending the Titans running game, but a stout middle of the defensive front is a good place to start – this is the kind of game that Dareus was traded for last season.