This off-season, our biggest priority is to get some play makers on the defensive side of the ball. We are mainly looking for pass rushers and safeties. Let’s look into the possibility of Tennessee Titan free agent safety Michael Griffin.
In order to get more info on Griffin, we hit up our friend Justin Stewart from Titan Sized for his quick analysis:
The feeling is Griffin won’t be back, though there is still a chance.
Strengths — When playing well he can lay on a good hit and can be a ball hawk
Weaknesses– He bites hard on run fakes, which often leaves the deep ball open. Tackling of late has been questionable, as he’s been getting run over by running backs. Seems to lack fire lately.
Griffin is a great player, but hasn’t played well the past couple years. Perhaps he’s just not motivated enough anymore and has lost his fire, or maybe his play has just been the product of poor production from the front four. Either way I think he needs to find a new team to get that motivation back and get back to form, which I think he will.
According to Acee, Griffin could be on our radar if the money is right. Could we offer Griffin a new environment that could get him motivated again? We will have to upgrade our pass rush still, but bringing on a good safety to play alongside Eric Weddle will help out the defense immediately. Personally, I would love to see us go after Tyvon Branch first, but Griff would not be a bad plan to fallback on.