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Tennessee Titans: Titans Fool Us Once More

Did you as a fan feel bamboozled, feel fooled, feel letdown once more this season after watching the latest Tennessee Titans stinker of a game? Three weeks after Bud Adams put everyone on notice, we’re right back to the drawing board with this team.

The Titans were coming off of an impressive victory of the Dolphins two weeks ago, and a bye this past week. Even though they had time to rest, relax, eat some turkey and prepare for the Jaguars. Most teams don’t need two weeks to prepare for the Jaguars but it seemed like could have used a month. Yes, I said a month, to prepare for a team that was 1-9 heading into yesterday.

Did I also mention that the Titans are now winless in the AFC South! Awesome, I know! Not only are they winless in the AFC South, when watching them play sometimes it just seems like they don’t give a damn.

I really thought that with Locker starting, it would provide a spark, and it did against the Dolphins but not yesterday against the Jags. Yes he finished 23-40 which isn’t bad, but he averaged 6.5 yards a pass and threw 2 ints. Locker also led the offense to only convert 6 of 15 3rd down conversions. Although Locker finally led the Titans on a touchdown drive in the 4th quarter it was too little too late. On the next possession he threw a pass that looked like it might have been for Jared Cook, which was intercepted and led to a Jags field goal to seal the win.

Chris Johnson, who has been on fire also found the game to be a bit tougher than expected as he only averaged 3.8 yards a carry and ran for 80 yards on the day. He had a 31 yard run late in the game that really helped his running stats. CJ also caught 2 passes for 29 yards on the day. He did a fantastic job of lowering his shoulder and getting every yard he could. Overall, CJ looked very good but he had very few running lanes for most of the afternoon.

Our receivers yesterday looked phenomenal!!!! Yes that is me being sarcastic! For all the talent that people talk about us having in the receiving corps, they simply don’t play like it. I would like to say that this is the best receiving corps that we’ve had in years, but you know what? It’s not. Good receivers catch the ball consistently! Good receivers know where the first down marker is at and get there, with both feet down! Good receivers know where the sideline is, catch the ball, and get inbounds, with both feet down, and they do it consistently. Our receivers don’t do any of that, at any time, in any game.

The inconsistencies that this team faces every week are excruciating. There is no offensive flow. The defense looks good blitzing but can’t cover. The only consistent thing this team does across the board is play inconsistent football. This team is a long way away from competing for any kind of championship. Don’t believe me? Look at our record. Look at how the front office manages this team.

What say you?


Shawn Eagle

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  • The Mighty Earl 34

    I say, what led anyone to believe an O line coach could be a HC or even an OC. The Vols stated there next coach would have head coaching experience. Duh ya think Sherlock. Maybe the Titans should learn from the gurus up in Knoxville lol. Reset time starting with the front office. Oh yeah and take the flames off the helmet. They are almost as embarrassing as our play on the field.

    • Justin Stewart

      It certainly was quite the position leap…

  • josh gunnels

    this IS the best set of receivers we’ve had since D mas/ drew bennet days. That’s the sad part!!! Nate has played his butt off for two straight years, and yes he had a bad play yesterday not staying in bounds. Kendall wright leads rookie receivers in receptions and runs like he’s possessed once he has the ball, and yes he too had a bad play yesterday by stepping out of bounds. Britt and Cook are both teases, reminiscent of calico and troupe.

    • Justin Stewart

      So many good receivers…. I don’t understand why things aren’t working….