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Titans Pro Bowlers compete for LDE spot on all-time Tennessee team

This ought to be a very interesting discussion. Three Titans left defensive ends have garnered Pro Bowl honors and we’ll have to choose the best one.
Jevon Kearse (twice), Kevin Carter and Kyle Vanden Bosch were all selected for the Pro Bowl in years when they played LDE.
Each of them were talented enough to play more than one position, so there’s a possibility that you could still select all three for our all-time Tennessee team. Carter also moved inside to play LDT, especially in 2004, when it was his primary position. Kearse and KVB each moved to the other end of the line and earned Pro Bowl honors again as RDEs.
The main drawback to naming all three to the team is that each of them played their other position primarily for one year only. Under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t vote for a guy to the team if he only played his position one year. But, when we’re talking about guys who played at a Pro Bowl level, that changes the conversation.
I’m going to enjoy all of your thoughts on what could be our best discussion yet.
In our last poll, we completed the offense with the selection of Jon Runyan as the right tackle.
The Tennessee-era all-time team so far:
QB Steve McNair
RB Eddie George
FB Lorenzo Neal
WR Derrick Mason
WR Drew Bennett
WR Kevin Dyson
TE Frank Wycheck
LT Brad Hopkins
LG Bruce Matthews
C Kevin Mawae
RG Benji Olson
RT Jon Runyan
P Craig Hentrich
With the exception of Mawae, all the players selected so far were part of the “Glory Days” period of 1999-2003, when the Titans had a regular season record of 56-24 (70%), the best in the NFL, with four playoff appearances, two conference championship games and a Super Bowl.