Now that the 2010 NFL Draft is over, what the heck are we going to talk about until the season actually starts? Arizona immigration reform? Healthcare reform? Tim Tebow’s throwing motion reform?
You won’t find any of those topics covered on this blog. Let’s talk about the Super Bowl and more specifically, the odds of the Tennessee Titans participating.
According to BoDog, the Titans are listed as 28/1 odds to capture the Super Bowl trophy this year, ranking right in the middle of the pack. When I look at the way we finished the 2009 season, winning eight of our last 10 games, I would have thought we would have ranked higher going into this year. I think the bookies knocked us down a couple of pegs when they saw our strength of schedule this year because, quite frankly, it’s scary.
STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE
The combined 2009 record of the teams that the Titans will play in 2010 was 140-116. This ranked the Titans second out of the 32 teams in the league in terms of the most difficult schedule to play this season. I am not surprised when you consider the AFC South is such a strong division and along with the Titans includes the Colts, Texans, and Jaguars. Throw in the Steelers, Cowboys, Giants, and Chargers and we could have our hands full. So what does this mean? It means nothing. It means we will have tougher opponents than many other teams on a weekly basis but when we make the playoffs we will be much better for it.
Vince Young is improving and will be better in 2010 than he was in 2009. Chris Johnson is Chris Johnson, and that’s a good thing. We drafted six defensive players last weekend and that should provide much needed depth on that side of the ball. Ohh year, and Derrick Morgan will be the 2010 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.