Defense Feeling the Need to Start Fast

The Titans starting defense has started slowly and given up points on the opening possession of their first two preseason games.

The fact that the starting defense for the Tennessee Titans have given up an opening drive touchdown in both their preseason games is not sitting well on that side of the locker room.

Both Green Bay and New Orleans, each playing without their Pro-Bowl quarterbacks (Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees) managed to drive the football for scores on the opening possessions of their contests against the first team Titans defense.

"No, not at all," said Jurrell Casey when asked about the opening drive touchdowns. "We always harp on trying to start fast and going out there and setting the tone for our team. The last two weeks we kind of had a rocky start but we put those first two series behind us and we got out there and started getting everything going, but we have got to start off a lot faster."

"You don't want it to happen, it's not like you are letting it happen," continued Casey. "It's something that we're trying to get better as a group and being able to go out there an start fast, and at this point we haven't developed that yet and we know that we are going to have to get it fixed before the season starts."

Defensive end Karl Klug echoed Casey comments that extended to the second team defense who also experience a slow start.

"It was kind of frustrating starting off like we did for the second week in a row, that is always frustrating," stated Klug. "I feel like we bounced back and got in a little grove there for the one's (first team defense) and then when the two's came in it seemed like we kind of started off slow again and they made quite a few plays."

"I wish I had an answer(to why they have started slow both games) and we can fix it, but we've got to stay more focused," continued Klug. "Pay a little more attention to detail and get it fixed."

The Titans will face another potent offense when the travel to Atlanta on Saturday to face Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons in the Georgia Dome.

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