Tennessee Titans dreams of beginning deep playoff run are delayed sightly

Jayon Brown #55 (L), Mike Vrabel (R) Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Jayon Brown #55 (L), Mike Vrabel (R) Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Gosh, where has Mike Vrabel been? He may still be new to this head coaching gig by NFL standards. The Tennessee Titans are glad he’s here though. Since his arrival in 2018, the guys from Nashville have won over 60 percent of their games in the regular season (they’re 29-19 under his watch). They’ve earned a .500 record in the NFL Playoffs at 2-2.

What’s weird is, after increasing their win total from nine games in 2019 to 11 in 2020 (that’s the best season they’ve had with him as their head coach), they went one and done in the AFC Playoffs as they lost to a Baltimore Ravens team in the Wild Card Round that they had dominated in the Divisional Round during Lamar Jackson‘s MVP season one year prior.

2021 seems like the year where it all should come together. Tennessee has its sights set on a second-consecutive AFC South title and a deep playoff run that hopefully ends with a Super Bowl berth. Unfortunately, from a fan’s standpoint, the journey will have to wait a little longer than we thought.

The Tennessee Titans won’t be attending voluntary workouts in person.

Add Mike Vrabel’s guys to a growing list of NFL teams that won’t be attending voluntary workouts in person thanks, in part, to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tennessee Titans are now the 21st team to make that decision.

The NFL Players Association has done its part to urge all players to avoid in-person workouts and team meetings while asking the National Football League to seek more comprehensive protocols to ensure player safety and prevent unnecessary exposure and spreading of the virus.

Here’s a statement made by the Titans to the NFLPA.

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It looks like the next time we’ll see our beloved Titans running around in pads and helmets will be when mandatory camps begin in the Summer. Oh, we’re still looking for that amazing season. It just appears that the journey will be delayed slightly.