Titans defense: ‘We need a turnover’

(Courtesy: Daishawn Hayes)
(Courtesy: Daishawn Hayes)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – If you look at the Titans team numbers, you wouldn’t think they are a 4-5 football team.

Tennessee ranks first in red zone touchdown, third in total rushing, and top three in third down conversions. However, those numbers take a back seat the most important stat in the NFL: turnovers.

The Titans have not been good at getting their hands on the football. They are near the bottom of the league with just seven turnovers through nine games and a differential of minus six.

It wasn’t until Week 8 in their win over the Jaguars that they forced their first fumble, and that was on special teams.

Also, they have yet to score on a turnover, something that has happened to them five times already this year, resulting in three losses in the games the opposing defenses have found the end zone.

“We need a turnover. You know, it’s tough to win games when our defense doesn’t turn the ball over, give it back to the offense. That’s something we’ve been focusing on and it’s something we need to do for games coming up,” said Karl Klug.

“The ball hasn’t bounced our way sometimes as far as fumbles and things like that, but guys are still flying around trying to make plays, and we just gotta keep going and eventually the ball is gonna come out and we’re gonna be able to return one for a touchdown just like the other team’s been doing on us,” said Kevin Byard.

“For going 10 weeks into the season to have really seven turnovers over a whole season, that’s not really what we’re looking at, we’re looking to have 20 plus turnovers already and we need to start making them happen,” said Jurrell Casey.

The Titans will look to force mistakes on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers this Sunday at Nissan Stadium.