Titans @ Colts: Season Ends With Another Loss
By Les Bailey
The calendar has changed to 2016, but the Tennessee Titans played their last game of the year much like the 12 other games they lost this year as they were defeated by the Indianapolis Colts 30-24 at Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Interim head coach Mike Mularkey said in his post-game presser that he was proud of his team that they fought hard and should be able to hold their head up as the 3-13 season came to a merciful close.
This team, and especially players like Delanie Walker played like champions for the entirety of the season, but were never really rewarded with more wins.
I think the Tennessee Titans have a few key pieces in place as they move to the off-season, but are in dire need of playmakers to put around their franchise quarterback.
I think the fan base is happy that they have Marcus Mariota, but with the lose on Sunday, they secured the first pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, and have a good chance to add some really nice pieces in an attempt to get this team to the next level.
We saw other teams who have franchise quarterbacks struggle late in the season. The Colts without Andrew Luck struggled to an 8-8 finish while The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers had the same problem as the Titans.
With Tom Brady and Aaron Rogers on the field without playmakers, we saw both future Hall of Famers struggle to move the chains and score touchdowns. Both teams, like the Titans, lost their season finales’. But they won enough games before their playmakers were injured, to make the playoffs.
At this writing, there has been no word as to the fate of Mike Mularkey and his future with the organization.
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Unless the organization is committed to spending some money during the off-season to add some playmakers, this franchise will continue to struggle and will continue to be mired in meritocracy.
Hopefully, the Titans and whoever will be in command as we move on to the draft will be able to barter their first-pick status into a boat load of talent that can help this team moving forward.