Titans HC Mike Vrabel details keys to Week 4 victory versus NY Jets
By Kristen Wong
Number 3: The Tennessee Titans must dominate time of possession.
"We’ve been three-and-out in our first possessions of these first three ball games, and, you know, our defense has been okay to answer [the three-and-outs]. But, again, it’s not good enough."
Seems a bit obvious, doesn’t it? Generally, teams have a nice shot at winning if they possess the ball more than the opponent. They tend to convert on early downs and give their offense as much possession as possible, which, as Vrabel states, has been a struggle lately.
Luckily, the Jets also have this problem, but whereas the Titans’ one is diagnosable, the Jets’ is terminal. In New York’s Week 3 loss to the Denver Broncos, the Jets failed to score at all. If you weren’t a Jets fan (and even if you were), the game was virtually unwatchable, and after the loss, the Jets average six points per game so far in the season.
All the Titans really have to do is the bare minimum to snatch a victory, but let’s hope it won’t be close.
There are obvious other keys to victory (give the ball to Derrick Henry), but surprising omitted ones (Vrabel doesn’t mention Julio Jones or the passing attack much). In any case, Vrabel sounds prepared to beat New York in Week 4 in what should be a smooth-sailing cruise to victory. Unless this is a trap game. Please don’t be a trap game.