The Tennessee Titans have had a hell of a season, but not in the way that phrase is generally used. With a game left, the Titans are hoping to be able to finish a mediocre 6-10. As for Titans fans, not so much.
Not much can be gained by the Titans winning this weekend when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars. Maybe save a little pride, possibly someone’s job. But lots of us are looking at the greater good. Let’s take a look at a nice little graphic showing where the Titans would be picking if the season were over today.
If the Titans win Sunday, it looks like they’ll fall right out of the top-10 picks. Lose, and they could see themselves climb a spot or two. As backwards as it may seem, there’s almost no reason to root for the Titans to win Sunday.
Of course, there’s always the true fandom that lies deep inside of all of us, rooting for our team to win no matter what’s going on, but that inner voice will be pretty quiet this Sunday. A win doesn’t change the fact that there will be staff changes this off-season and that the Titans have problems that need to be addressed seriously during this off-season if they don’t want to miss the playoffs again next year.
I’m not going to be rooting for the Jaguars this Sunday. I actually expect the Titans to win the game. But I will be rooting for the Raiders, Eagles, and Lions. It’s the best I can do.
I’m usually the optimist, but with a high draft pick on the line and the value of those picks anymore, I’d like to see the Titans remain in the top-10. The like of DE Bjoern Werner, or somebody wanting to trade for the likes of him, make me drool.
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