Assuming they get a new collective bargaining agreement done, NFL Free Agency is scheduled to begin on March 3, 2011. I'm going to go through every team between now and then and identify their top five free agents and try to determine what should be done with each player, be it resign them or let them walk. I've been going team by team in draft order and am at the team with the eighth pick in the draft, the Tennessee Titans.
The Titans are the hardest team to forecast for going forwards. When they were the Jeff Fisher Titans, it was fairly easy to predict their personnel moves and their strategy because Fisher had been the longest tenured head coach in the league. Fisher liked to control the ball on offense and stop the run on defense and was willing to take chances on guys with questionable character. Now with Fisher out and Mike Munchak in, I don't really know what to expect.
Munchak is a hall of fame former lineman and spent fourteen years as the Titans offensive line coach. It would be easy to assume Munchak wants to do similar things with the football team to what Fisher did, but if Munchak wanted to do the same thing as Fisher, he likely wouldn't have fired offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger.
The new Mike Munchak Titans figure to me much different from the Jeff Fisher Titans, which makes writing about what the team will do with it's free agents pure speculation. So instead of judging whether or not the I think Titans will bring each guy back, I'm going to simply evaluate each player as a player and whether or not he's worth bringing back.