April 29, 02013
The Tennessee Titans' 6-10 record last season was really reflective of just how bad this team was.
In six of their 10 losses, the Titans lost by at least 20 points. And along the way, they gave up a franchise-record 471 points.
So, in the off-season, Titans general manager Ruston Webster abandoned the team's usually conservative approach to free agency and the draft, signing 12 players from the outside and making a bold move in round two of the draft to trade up for University of Tennessee receiver Justin Hunter.
Given the situation he was faced with, Webster said those moves for players like Andy Levitre, Delanie Walker and Bernard Pollard were necessary in order to improve an eroded Titans roster.
"I think it was necessary. I think every year is different in how you handle it. It depends on your team and where you are as a team,” Webster told TitanInsider.com. “As for the move up for (Justin) Hunter, that was just something sitting out there for us. We felt like it was something we really needed to do.
“Overall, the aggressiveness we had this offseason was driven by the need to improve the team. There are probably different ways to do it every year depending on where your team is it can be a little different. This year that was necessary.”
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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com