Titans Look Like 2003 Playoff Titans

On ESPN, Paul Kuharsky post a nice little tidbit from one of the ESPN insider blog posts:

Aaron Schatz looks at the 2011 Titans and sees another Titans team.

“The way the Titans are winning right now should be a bit familiar to Tennessee fans, because the current team is playing a lot like the 2003 team, which went 13-3. That team also had a big-name running back who couldn’t match his previous greatness in Eddie George. The 2003 Titans ranked first in passing DVOA but a dismal 30th running the ball. That put them in a lot of third-and-long situations, just like this year’s Titans. The 2003 Titans were excellent when it came to converting those third-and-longs, and the same goes for this year’s team…

What an awesome thought, aye? You can read the post here. He goes on to say that one of the biggest differences is that we have a 36 year old Hasselbeck now and back then we had a 30 year old McNair that we knew would last through the season. I’m not so worried. Our protection of Hasselbeck has been outstanding and even if he were to go down, I think we have a fairly competent “backup” in Jake Locker. We also have Chris Johnson, who can match his previous greatness and should be about ready to bust back out of this slump.


13-3? Maybe not, but playoffs are definitely feasible…


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