Expectations were high when Griffin was drafted 19th overall by the Titans in 2007. Tennessee was looking for a replacement for trouble cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones and projected Griffin as a possible replacement. The emergence of cornerback Cortland Finnegan allowed the Titans to play Griffin at free safety.
Griffin, who earned a trip to the Pro Bowl following the 2008 season, is currently tied for 5th in the NFL with 24 solo tackles.
Griffin also plays on special teams. He made a play during the Titans-Giants contest which may have been the turning point of the game.
With 12:23 remaining in the third quarter, Griffin downed a Brett Kern punt at the Giants 1-yard line. During the next series, Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw was penalized for chop blocking Tony Brown. Tennessee was awarded a safety. The Titans took possession, and Vince Young led his team on a touchdown drive which gave the Titans a 19-10 advantage.
If Griffin can remain injury-free, he may earn another trip to the Pro Bowl and force the media to find a new moniker for Tennessee’s no-name defense.