DC Gray Says Morgan Will Be Used Quite a Bit in Rookie Year

During a conference call with the media on Thursday, Titans first-year defensive coordinator Jerry Gray plans on using 2010 first-round defensive end Derrick Morgan all over the defensive front, John Glennon of The Tennessean reports.

“Anytime you have a guy at 6-4 or 6-5 and 275, he can do a lot of things for you,” Gray said during a conference call on Thursday. “You can play him on the open-side end and the closed-side end. You can line him up on a three-technique and let him do that on third down. You could even stand him up and let him do that on third down.

“I know he’s got that type of skill and ability.”

Injured throughout the OTAs and mini-camps, Morgan posted 1.5 quarterback sacks before a torn ACL ended his rookie season. The 2009 ACC Defensive Player of the Year had 19.5 quarterback sacks in a defensive system at Georgia Tech that is similar to what Gray is installing in Tennessee.

“The good thing Derrick Morgan has done is that he’s already played the system we’re installing,” Gray said. “He’s played the five-technique and he’s played the six-technique over the tight end, so that’s nothing new to him. He’s also played the open side.”


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