Star RB Chris Johnson is still holding out of training camp–no surprise. What is a surprise, however, is that the Titans haven’t sold out of tickets. If you’re unfamiliar with the situation, the Titans normally sell out within hours. Now, fans can’t sell their already purchased tickets.
Their has to be at least some correlation between the two. Johnson, the teams best player by far, seems to have lost respect for the organization (understandably) and the fans seem to have lost that same respect as well. After watching the drama between high-profile QB Vince Young and high-profile Head Coach Jeff Fisher unfold in the worst way possible–losing both, the fans are tired.
The fans are also tired because of the Lockout drama. A 4 month holdout with millionaires fighting billionares for money when most fans can barely afford the season tickets that they buy leads to some strife that the NFL didn’t seem to bet on. We are talking about people that put weeks worth of work into tickets to see a team that they cherish play football and then the team seems to have made simple things extremely complicated and that is, quite frankly, insulting.
They don’t wanna negotiate with Johnson, despite what they are saying, or else they would have done it before now. Johnson sees the mess the organization is creating and so do the fans. The team made a few moves in the coaching staff to help win, as well as signing QB Matthew Hasselbeck to help win now before rookie QB Jake Locker gets ready to take control at a later date. All good moves.
Ignoring your best player. A terrible move that makes them look even worse to the fans, and that’s the worst move.
Fix it or else!–that’s the mantra of a Titan’s fan nowadays. Now we wait and see what happens. Do they fix it?