It wasn’t easy for Titans fiery DE Kyle Vanden Bosch to sit out Monday night’s 31-21 win over the Colts. It was the first time in 54 consecutive starts that Vanden Bosch didn’t play, as he was deactivated for the game with a groin muscle injury suffered October 5th vs the Ravens.
“I knew going in if I didn’t feel 100 percent or real close, that I wasn’t going to go. And I wasn’t as close as I thought I would be,” Vanden Bosch said Wednesday. The eight-year vet and two-time Pro Bowler has had a monster year for the undefeated Titans with 28 tackles and three sacks with 12 quarterback pressures this season. He’s also forced three fumbles and recovered one.
“I could do some things. I couldn’t accelerate coming off of blocks, and I couldn’t run to the ball. And so it took away a lot of, in my opinion, effectiveness and what I contribute to this defense. Again, I had 100 percent confidence in the guys behind me they could get the job done,” Vanden Bosch said.
He did take part in the short practice today with the team, and he is hoping to ease himself back into the lineup this week as the team takes on the Packers at home. He did run some 100-yard sprints, and seems to think that he’ll be able to be back and ready to roll against Aaron Rodgers and company.
“It felt good. I mean I’m glad the game isn’t today. I’m glad I’ve still got some time. I feel like by the end of the week, this should all be behind me, and it shouldn’t be an issue the rest of the season,” Vanden Bosch said.