On June 27, Titan Sized conducted a poll that asked readers “Predict the Home Record for the 2013-14 Tennessee Titans.” In a little less than two weeks, that poll had 175 respondents. Readers had the option of choosing any possible home record that ranged from 0-8 and 8-0.
Above are the results. 121 voters (69.14 percent) went with either a 5-3 or 6-2 record. They’re probably expecting those two or three losses to occur against a group of opponents that include the San Francisco 49ers, San Diego Chargers, and either the Houston Texans or Indianapolis Colts. Another 18 respondents (10.29 percent) chose 7-1.
Not everyone was as optimistic. One
troll fan went with 0-8. Two people felt like they’d match their 2-6 home record from the 2004-05 season. Seven people went with 3-5. That means that 10 people (5.71 percent) felt like their home record would regress from last season. 14 people (8.00 percent) felt like they’d remain the same (4-4).
How confident are Titans enthusiasts over the turnover with player personnel and coaches? 12 voters (6.86 percent) went with an undefeated home record. Talk about setting high standards. Got to admire the faith though.
Is a 5-3 home record sufficient enough? Four of their road opponents were playoff teams from one season ago. Two of their other four opponents are Pittsburgh Steelers (8-8) and St. Louis Rams (7-8-1).
Not only must the Titans regain the dominance that they previously enjoyed at LP Field but they must start beating above-.500 competition—away from home. This roster is better prepared to do just that. Now it’s up to Mike Munchak and his reshuffled coaching staff to get the most out of the talent.