The Tennessee Titans’ 2012 Schedule: Is the season over before it even begins?

Dec 11, 2011; Nashville,TN, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) rushes for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second half at LP Field. New Orleans defeated Tennessee 22-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

Did you hear? The 2012 NFL season is over. At least for the Tennessee Titans. Amazing, considering it is only April and the regular season is actually months away. So, how is the season over, you might ask? Simple: The NFL released the schedule for the upcoming season, and the consensus is that the Titans will be lucky to win 1 of their first 6 games. After that, do the math. You don’t start the season 1-5 and make the playoffs. It just doesn’t happen. That’s a hole too big to climb out of.

Of course, some haven’t given in to the gloom and doom. Our very own Alberto Gonzalez wrote a good analysis right here. I’m not going to do an in-depth analysis. I’m not going to go week-by-week and pick which games the Titans will win or lose. There will be plenty of that closer to the start of the season.

Frankly, I’m tired of all the doom and gloom. I’m tired of all the end-of-the-world, Mayan prophecy, woe is me, nay-saying, small souled talk that is out there. I’m tired of hearing and reading about how the poor, lowly Titans have to play the big, bad New England Patriots and the fearsome and scary Pittsburg Steelers.

Wrong!

The Titans don’t have to play them. The Patriots and the Steelers have to play the Titans. They have to play a team that finished 9-7 last year even though their two most talented offensive players were either ineffective or injured. They have to play a team that finished as the 8th best defense in the league last year even though they couldn’t sack the QB even if he did a Brett Favre to Michael Strahan flop. They have to play a team that is prepared to recapture their former glory and mojo. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it boys!

Don’t give me all the tired talking points: (Any time you see quotations marks from here on out, you need to read the quoted sentence in the whiniest voice you can imagine.)

“Detroit is dangerous.” – Yes, they are. But let’s see them stop Britt, CJ, Cook, and Locker.

“The Titans always lose in San Diego.”  – Stop your whining! Munchak wasn’t the head coach then. The Chargers and Philip Rivers are in for a world of hurt when Klug, Morgan, Casey, and Wimbley are done with them.

“The Texans were really good last year.”  – That’s cute. It’s the Texans people. The wheels will most likely fall off this season simply because it’s Houston.

Cheer up fans. Yes, this is a tough way to begin the 2012 season. The Patriots, Steelers, Texans, and Lions are all good teams. The Chargers have a lot of talent as well. But I don’t buy into all the defeatist talk. Feel sorry for the Patriots, Chargers, Steelers, Texans, and Lions. They have to play the Titans.

 

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Topics: AFC South, Chris Johnson, NFL, Tennessee Titans, Titan Sized

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  • chasemaher1

    YYEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  • DanielCoyle

    this is by far the best piece i have read about our season… I aint scared the titans arent scared… tell all these negative thing to the players and c how they feel!!!! I BLEED BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • PhillipLytle

     @DanielCoyle I just don’t see any reason to be down on the season right now.  Fans are supposed to be optimistic prior to the season.

  • B_Pon47

    Let’s go two tone blue! People who are saying the Titans will have a horrible season and saying they’re realist are wrong. In an optimist’s eyes, a realist may as well be a pessimist!! They play the games for a reason. This team has grit and grind to it! Let’s go BLUE!

  • JasonPeters

    We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock; Plymouth Rock landed on us! And go Titans.

  • Drake

    I believe we have all the pieces to be a top team, and plus we have a RB in Chris Johnson who cannot miss a workout with the team or he loses 250K due to his insane contact!

  • http://www.d6conference.com/ Retromatt76

    This is Awesome, Phill! I love the way you think!  @Markins