Though the season has been a bit of a disappointment for the Tennessee Titans, at least one player has earned recognition for breaking out this year.
Middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch, a third round draft pick out of North Carolina State in 2006, came into his own in his third year as a starter. Tulloch leads the team with a whopping total of 155 total tackles, good for second in the NFL (behind Jerod Mayo of the Patriots).
Tulloch leads a defense that has allowed 316 points, easily the least in the AFC South, though the Titans are 6-9 heading into their final regular-season game against Indianapolis as quarterback issues have doomed the team to mediocrity.
In five years in the NFL, Tulloch has 451 total tackles, 3.5 sacks and two interceptions. He also led the Titans in tackles last season with 121.