Super Bowl 55 teaches Tennessee Titans a huge lesson
By Will Lomas
Defense wins championships
In the NFL now, you must have a great offense to be competitive. No defense is good enough to drag a bad offense to a Super Bowl.
However, a great offense with a defense that can get to the quarterback, is a recipe for a ring.
The one thing that the Titans have to take away from this Super Bowl is: pass rush>coverage.
It isn’t close, it isn’t a debate, these are just facts. Great defenses are built on teams that are able to get to the quarterback with four rushers or who understand when they are outmatched and they get aggressive enough to make up the difference.
Sure, coverage helps, but this is the same coverage that let the Tyreek Hill rack up 200 receiving yards in a quarter against them earlier in the year. The difference was that the front of the Bucs absolutely thumped the banged-up offensive line of the Chiefs.
All year we watched the Titans defense rush for half a second and then either completely give up, or watch helplessly as the opposing QB threw it to a wide-open receiver thanks to the Bowen “scheme”. Last night, we saw a defense that was forcing Patrick Mahomes to run around as soon as the ball was snapped.
At this point, maybe that is the only way to survive in this scheme.
So, now the big question is what should the Tennessee Titans do with this information and why is it so crucial that they learn it now?