Dec 23, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker (10) lines up under center during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Odds: Tennessee Titans 100-To-1


One team… one goal.

That’s still the message just four months after the Tennessee Titans finished a 2012-13 NFL season with glaring deficiencies on both sides of the football. Many new faces have been acquired through free agency and the 2013 NFL Draft. Titans head coach Mike Munchak won’t use that as an excuse or allow it to alter his expectations for the upcoming season. According to Jim Wyatt from The Tennessean:

 

What else can Munchak say? His job largely depends on whether this team takes a step forward in 2013. At age 90, owner Bud Adams will become increasingly impatient with a team that shows mediocre results. There’s no excuse for this team to not compete for a wild-card berth, even the AFC South title. And once a team reaches the playoffs, anything can happen.

Bovada.com has a Super Bowl XLVIII odds list for all 32 teams. The Titans were one of four teams who came in at 100-to-1 odds. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars had lower odds. They had 200-to-1 odds. The Indianapolis Colts had 35-to-1 odds. The Houston Texans had 18-to-1 odds.

Is it just me, or should the Colts and Texans flip-flop those odds? With Andrew Luck, the Colts are better-positioned to win a Super Bowl in the near future. Maybe they’re projecting that the Colts overachieved and that they’ll take a step back in 2013.

Back to the Titans. These odds are a testament to how the general public feels about Jake Locker and the lack of star power that has come out of L.P. Field the last few seasons. There’s no way that the Cleveland Browns (75-to-1), New York Jets (75-to-1) and Kansas City Chiefs (50-to-1) should have that much greater odds than the Titans.

I’m not guaranteeing Super Bowl. With that said, there’s no excuse—and I mean no excuse—for this team not to reach the postseason and play competitive football once they’re there. Give this roster to the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff—and this team would soar. It’s up to Munchak and his assembled staff to get the most out of this talent.

Munchak expects a Super Bowl. What about the fans? Don’t mix up “hoping” with “expecting.” After the 2013 NFL Draft, what are your post-draft expectations for the Tennessee Titans?


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  • josh gunnels

    The offense has no excuses, but the defense could still hurt the team. That’s my biggest concern right now. And I’m not even talking about players drafted.

    Yes the offense was poor last year, but any decent team throttled our defense. I mean just simply had their way the them. Early and often. You can’t blame that on the offense not keeping the ball longer.

    Anyone remember all the WIDE OPEN tight ends? The safeties playing on the goal line when the ball’s at midfield? Getting gashed on the ground at will?

    Article to follow….

    • Dae-Dae Irvin

      100 percent true.

  • Jason Jones

    Super Bowl. Fact?!?.
    This front office has already shown that their goal is the super bowl. That is a fact. So much, in fact, that I would like to keep them around if this thing goes south on us this year. I don’t think even the most optimistic (of the realistic) fans could have seen this coming. Ruston Webster, Mike Munchak and company aren’t messing around. Signing the best left-guard in free agency, Andy Levitre was the first of many, brilliant free agency moves. Scoring one of the best overall players in the draft at a position of great need, Chance Warmack will dominate at right-guard for years to come. Justin Hunter provides yet another weapon for Jake Locker and CJ couldn’t buy a better offensive line. (Seriously their is some “change” invested in this o-line. You think CJ got to keep all that money? Nah, there are agent fees, and taxes, lawyers fees, and it goes on and on. Besides, fifty million wouldn’t pay for half of this O-line. No way he could afford it!) I’ve got a feeling that this team is going to be as good as it’s quarterback this year. I think he can do it, we will see.

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