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Titans think Millard can provide pass-rushing boost

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By Arthur Arkush

An Achilles' heel for the Titans last season was the lack of a pass rush.

Enter Keith Millard, hired earlier this week as a defensive assistant/pass-rush specialist to address the issue. The three-time All-Pro defensive tackle and 1989 Defensive Player of the Year was the Buccaneers' DL coach last season, but he will help all defensive players to improve their pass-rush skills in Nashville.

Adding Millard is a first for the Titans, who have never had someone in his position before. He will work closely with SLB Akeem Ayers, who was solid in starting all 16 games as a rookie but will be counted on to get after the QB more in '12.

In his first season in Nashville, DL coach Tracy Rocker did a nice job working with rookie DTs Karl Klug and Jurrell Casey, but now he will have some help. With several of the team's defensive ends becoming free agents in March, the Titans view adding an edge rusher as a top priority this offseason.

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