Former Saints S/NCB Kenny Vaccaro signs with Titans – (CSC) Saints News

Now that Kenny Vaccaro has joined the Titans, what
are they getting from the former Saints safety?

After months of waiting and numerous visits/workouts
now has a new home. The former Saints
safety & nickel player stayed on the market much longer
than most analysts anticipated. With the “safety market crash of
2018” Vaccaro found himself unemployed with other big name players
like Eric
(who still remains unsigned).


id=”KvMFFJ”>With injuries popping up before the NFL season has
officially begun veterans like Vaccaro are getting the call, and
opportunity to start, that they’ve been waiting for. It was the
injury to Johnathan
that opened the door to Tennessee.

Vaccaro was with New Orleans for all five years of
his NFL career, and he started every game with the Saints from his
rookie year until being allowed to walk. Vaccaro was a jack of all
trades, master of none on the football field. His above average
athletic ability, play strength and downhill play made for some
electrifying plays. However, his struggles as a cover man also
bring back memories that aren’t as enjoyable.

Vaccaro has had his share of injuries as well as
problems with the league’s conduct policies. Should he incur
another suspension he would be looking at missing ten games. This
likely played into his inability to pick up with a team at the
start of free agency.

When played as a buzz defender in Cover 3, in the
box as a hybrid role player or as a nickel defender covering tight
ends Vaccaro was able to put his strengths to good use and find
success. Translating these abilities to being a consistent,
singular position player was always one of the hiccups of Vaccaro’s
career. His athletic ability didn’t translate to strong zone
coverage. When in the box his reads were better than most
linebackers during his tenure with the Saints, but when asked to
drop back in space that quick processing slowed down.

A change of scenery can often be a good for a
player, and hopefully thats the case for Kenny Vaccaro. The Titans
and their fans are certainly hoping to have big hits, like the one
below, added to their defensive repertoire at his


If the #Titans
keep plays in front of him, like the #Saints
did here, they can anticipate plays like this one. Be wary of
coverage assignments

-Decent athletic ability

-Good play strength
-Flows downhill well.

There is an injury history/suspensions, but KV
can contribute..

Deuce Windham (@RevDeuceWindham) August
4, 2018


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