Eddie George critical of Tennessee Titans fans’ energy for home games
Tennessee Titans great Eddie George was critical of fans on Tuesday.
A hot topic ahead of the Tennessee Titans’ Week 15 game against the Houston Texans has been fan attendance and participation at the team’s home games at Nissan Stadium.
Titans great Eddie George is the latest to jump into the fray.
During his appearance on The Midday 180 show, George explained how important home-field advantage is and believes Titans fans need to do more in order to help give their team that advantage.
When one fan questioned George’s logic about the desire for fans to be there during warm-ups, he went on to express disappointment in the energy of Titans fans.
The Titans have had some issues with attendance this season, and that problem was no more prevalent than in the Week 5 game against the Buffalo Bills when opposing fans packed Nissan Stadium and made it sound like a road contest in Nashville.
It’s hard to argue with George’s logic here.
Of course, watching on television and showing up at the stadium are two different things, but it appears the Titans are getting plenty of viewers on the tube. Sunday’s game versus the Raiders got the highest ratings of any Titans game shown in the Nashville market this season.
The former Titans running back isn’t the only member of the organization asking fans to show more support.
Both head coach Mike Vrabel and running back Derrick Henry urged fans to come out in full force in Week 15 following the Week 14 win over the Oakland Raiders.
“It needs to be loud, packed and filled. It’s a big-time game against a division opponent, so we hope everybody is there,” Henry said.
“I’d love to see as many people that want to come out and support us and make it hard for the Texans while they’re operating,” Vrabel said. “I always feel like the effort, again, it’s never going to be perfect, but I feel like the effort and the finish from this football team is something that our city and our fans can rally around…”
While it was pretty hard to watch this team earlier in the season during a 2-4 start, Tennessee has turned things around in a big way lately. The Titans have won each of their last four home games and six of their last seven overall.
Adding to that, Tennessee has seen an explosion on offense that has led to 30 points or more in each of the past four games and 31.4 points per game since Week 7, the second-most in the NFL. The Titans are now in the driver’s seat to win the AFC South as a result.
With Vrabel, Henry, and now George challenging Titans fans to be present and loud in Week 15, it’ll be interesting to see if they answer the call in what is an incredibly important game that will result in the winner taking control of first place.