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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:27:43 -0800
Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers used use in the middle during nickel-package situations in Week 17 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had very little experience at MLB, but finished with eight tackles, one sack and two quarterback hits with a forced fumble. "I never practiced it last year or much this year," Ayers said. "We had some guys down, and Coach said this week, 'We need you to play middle linebacker.' I really had to study the playbook."
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:48:40 -0800
Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers has two of his four sacks and LB Zach Brown has 3.5 of his 4.5 sacks in the last four games. "I think both," head coach Mike Munchak said. "(Defensive coordinator Jerry Gray) has been calling blitzes. They're just knowing when to blitz better and learning how to disguise things better. That's a big part of it."
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:08:55 -0700
Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers was on the field for just 36 snaps in the Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts, while rookie LB Zach Brown was on the field for 56 of his team's 76 defensive snaps. "We felt Zach was ready to take over the nickel 'Will' linebacker spot off the ball," head coach Mike Munchak said. "He's been doing some of that the last two or three weeks." Ayers is being used more as a rush end or defensive end.
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:11:14 -0700
Tennessee Titans LB Will Witherspoon is considered the team's starting weak-side linebacker, and he started training camp with LBs Akeem Ayers and Colin McCarthy in the linebacking corps. Witherspoon is trying to hold off rookie LB Zach Brown for a starting job.
Thu, 17 May 2012 12:01:05 -0700
Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers said improving his pass-rush abilities will be a focus for him this season.
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:16:20 -0800
Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers was happy with how he played this season but believes he could have made more of an impact on defense. "I know I did some good things. But I am my harshest critic, and I feel like I could've done a lot better. I feel like I could've impacted games more than I did. But I can take positives in that I know what I can work on, and that is why this offseason is so important to me," Ayers said.
Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:06:40 -0800
The Tennessee Titans plan on expanding LB Akeem Ayers' role in the defense next season and use him more as a pass rusher. The team may line Ayers up on the defensive line during obvious pass situations so he can rush the quarterback.
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 20:29:02 -0800
Tennessee Titans defensive assistant/pass rush specialist Keith Millard specifically mentioned LB Akeem Ayers as a player who can develop into a fierce pass rusher. "He's going to be fun to work with," Millard said. "I'm looking forward to working with all the guys."
Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:51:46 -0800
Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the team's Week 14 game.
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 19:16:20 -0800
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Nov. 28, that LBs Akeem Ayers and Colin McCarthy are starting to show more consistency.
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