When the Titans drafted Isaiah Wilson in the first round, many fans questioned the decision. The Titans only have 14 sacks on the season. They obviously need pass-rushers. I think people had hoped they would pick up one in the early rounds of the draft. Although Jon Robinson made a splash in the 2nd round with Kristian Fulton who has played well when healthy. He is slated for a return this week or next.
Sam Pittman was Wilson’s offensive line coach at Georgia. He said this about his work ethic, “He graduated one night, and he drove down through the night, and we had a run at 11 a.m. It was hotter than hot there in Athens. He got out of his car after about a 12-hour drive and started running.” He also went on to say how he is very coachable and has great technique.” There was never any mention of character issues coming out of College.
With only 4 games left in the season, things have not transpired as Wilson or the Titans have hoped. There have been multiple incidences arise for the young tackle in his first NFL season. The first incident was a party he attended on the TSU campus where he almost jumped off a balcony in an attempt to run from the police. That’s all despite the fact he was not supposed to congregate outside of the facility due to a worldwide pandemic.
He also received a DUI. Not only was he drinking and driving, but he also was speeding and doing donuts in the middle of downtown Nashville. He has been on the Covid list twice and just recently got suspended for violating team rules. That is not the end of it either, he was just placed on the non-football injury list and will not be playing the rest of the season.
So where do the Titans go from here with Isaiah? It sounds like they will give him another chance and maybe a restart is what’s in order. 2021, will practically be another rookie season for Wilson. A lot of fans think he does not deserve a Mulligan, but I believe he should be given another shot. We all have troubles in life, and nobody is perfect. He is a young guy with a load of talent and some players mature quickly and some do not. I don’t think he is a lost cause.
So, with all that said, I think Isaiah Wilson will bounce back from this. He does not have a history of this type of behavior and Mike Vrabel is the right coach for the job. He has a way of connecting with players and constructively handling them. The Titan Nation is a family and I believe that true fans of the team will and do stand behind him.