The Tennessee Titans suffered another humiliating loss yesterday at the hands of the Chicago Bears. Titans owner Bud Adams then let everyone know, if this ship doesn’t right itself, jobs will be lost.
Even if the Titans do turn things around, how much of a turnaround can they make and how can they erase such a poor showing from the first half of the season?
This team has been the definition of inconsistency, especially on offense. They shown a lack of aggression on defense and a lack of trust in their personnel, playing to protect themselves from the big play leaving plenty of space underneath for teams to pass all over them.
The Titans have plenty of talent on the roster and should be a competitive team by all means.
It’s been particularly frustrating watching the defense throughout the first half of the season. Until the past few games, there hasn’t been many adjustments to the defensive scheme. DC Jerry Gray joined the Titans and spoke of all sorts of exotic blitzes and a very aggressive defense.
It took nearly 8 games to see them put Akeem Ayers on the line, something that has been a great boost at the DE position, a spot lacking depth. Ayers has seen almost more success in terms of getting to the QB than any of the DE’s.
Back to the offensive side, the Titans haven’t done anything more to get the ball to TE Jared Cook, a guy who should be having an amazing season. He’s not being targeted anymore than he was last year, but he is catching more of those balls.
He’s one of the Titans biggest offensive weapons and toughest matchups for other teams and shows just how out of funk the Titans staff is.
The season’s halfway over and the Titans are sitting at 3-6 with their playoff hopes looking to be even worse than last year. It’s going to take a miracle to turn this team around.
Even if they can, does a staff that had to be beaten so badly and publicly humiliated to make the needed changes to a struggling team deserve to keep their jobs? Only time will tell.
One thing you can know for certain: Bud Adams clock is nearing it’s end and he knows it. He’s going to do what ever he thinks will put this team in place to make a run for the Super Bowl next year. This could be another crazy offseason we’re headed towards…
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