Through the first two weeks of the season, the Tennessee Titans offense has been mostly non-existent. They have played well in spurts, usually at the beginning and end of the game. Overall, it’s been awful. It’s easy to blame the inconsistencies on Jake Locker. We should also question the play-calling and coaching because they are the reasons for the incoherent offensive start thus far.
Offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is a great fit for this offense and will be a great NFL coordinator. So far, he has mishandled the offense. The offense has started the games looking well the past two weeks but has dwindled away during the middle of the game. Loggains must learn to let Locker loose throughout the game, not just in the first and fourth quarter. I know this offense wants to control the tempo and be turnover free, but when they play a superior team like the Houston Texans, they must take shots. They played turnover-free football and still lost the game.
Defending Loggains is easy because he is a fresh coordinator and has been given plenty of slack by the organization. They love him. In order to win games, though, he must take the reins from Locker and let him throw the football.
Locker is quickly becoming the scapegoat for the poor offensive performance thus far. He’s not completely at fault. He doesn’t deserve some of the criticism he’s heard after two games. He hasn’t thrown an interception all season. A lot of teams would put that in the stat lines for their starting quarterback.
For this team to succeed, Loggains must do a better job in preparing and calling games. Otherwise, fans will see close losses similar to the Texans game often throughout the season.