- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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But when the season rolled around, he was nowhere to be found unless you were watching him on special teams.
A year later, he’s drawing raves in the spring again.
They seem to have more heft this time around.
Year 1 he was an athlete running around. Year 2 he seemed to be getting things, but ultimately couldn’t earn the team’s trust.
He understands that.
“Accountability is one of the reasons why I wasn’t out there,” Campbell told Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. “If they can’t trust a player to do things they ask him to do on the field or off the field, then they aren’t going to be able to trust him in a game. So that is one of the things I’ve worked on. I want to prove I can be trusted.”
Hopefully for Tennessee, both Campbell and third-rounder Blidi Wreh-Wilson can vie for a role in the base defense. Alterraun Verner won’t surrender the second starting spot easily, but he should be in the slot when the Titans go to nickel.
A trustworthy Campbell or a budding Wreh-Wilson can do a lot to make the Titans a better defense.