The Ken Whisenhunt Approval Ratings


Sep 13, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Tennessee Titans head coach

Ken Whisenhunt

talks with Tennessee Titans quarterback

Marcus Mariota

(8) during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Tennessee Titans defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

With the Tennessee Titans drawing a bye in week four, and the players getting a couple of days off before they start preparing for the Buffalo Bills next week, Titans writers need to find things to write about. What is a better subject than Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt?

In fact, I spent some time this morning over at The Music City Miracles site not only voting in the Ken Whisenhunt Approval Poll, but reading some of the 200+ comments that readers and voters have left, and am not sure which Tennessee Titans team some of them have been watching.

My exit poll peek shows that most are approving the Titans head man at  74% for and 26% against with just under a 1000 votes in.

What was a real eye opener was some of the comments left at the poll. Did some of these people see this team last year, and do they understand that Rome wasn’t built in a day?

What I saw last year, and I was forced by the local market, to watch a lot of Tennessee Titans football, was a team that was a total mess.

Are these people old enough to remember when the great Bill Belichick was in Cleveland? Do they remember the mess he inherited when he moved on to New England?

I think the problem we are seeing with Coach Whiz’s approval comes from something I wrote about back before training camps began, and had a lot to do with tempering fan expectations.

Fans got a look at Marcus Mariota in camp, and after what we saw in the preseason and after three games think this team should breeze through the regular season, win the AFC South and get into the playoffs.

Wake up folks, this team is in a full rebuild mode and Ken Whisenhunt only has a few of the pieces to the puzzle. But he has a great nucleus in hand.

He has a franchise quarterback who, with the right talent around him can take this team to the Super Bowl….someday soon.

He has a proto-typical wide receiver in the wings that only needs a little time and a lot more snaps to become the player highlight films are made of. Dorial Green-Beckham is going to be the man, he just needs time.

He has the cornerstone of an offensive line that is starting to gel, but is still a work-in-progress. Taylor Lewan has turned into a leader on this team and has been designated as the protector of the franchise quarterback.

As I watch other teams and other games on Sunday, I see a lot of teams that are in big trouble, and I see a lot of head coaches who don’t have a clue about how to fix it. But what I see when I watch the Tennessee Titans this year, is a young exciting team that plays exciting games, and has a chance to win everytime they tee it up.

There is a completely different attitude surrounding this young team and more importantly, in the locker room, where players are buying into the ideas that Ken Whisenhunt and his staff are bringing to the table.

That is better than what we had last year, and that is because Ken Whisenhunt is building a winner in Music City.

All we have to do is have some patience and let him do his job.

Be sure to follow the link to The Music City Miracles, and put your vote in.

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