Tennessee Titans biggest losers from Week 4
Call them the zeroes on the other end of the hero spectrum, the duds, or the biggest losers. Whatever you call them, just know this. These guys have to step their games up in Week 5.
The entire offensive line
Okay, so this is five guys… Whatever! There’s no excuse for the Titans’ offensive line to continue to allow their quarterback to be pummeled in the manner in which it’s happening.
Tannehill was sacked seven times in Week 4, bringing the tally to 17 sacks on the season. What do you think we’d be saying if Tom Brady or Aaron Rogers was taking this type of abuse.
Janoris Jenkins, cornerback
Less frequently are people using the ‘Jackrabbit’ moniker. Instead, he’s looked like the tortoise. Janoris Jenkins hasn’t done much to warrant the two-year, $15 million purse that the Titans are giving him.
Randy Bullock, kicker
Though from a fan and media standpoint, there’s no difference between a tie and a loss, there’s really a much larger difference than some want to believe, and a tie would be a lot more helpful to the Titans cause down the road than this loss will wind up being.
This game should never have had to come down to a kick in overtime, but seeing as how it did, a kicker has one job and, often, a responsibility. You must bail your teammates out when they need you to from time to time. Randy Bullock failed at that in Week 4.
Mike Vrabel, head coach
Coaches are like quarterbacks as they both have win-loss records attached to their names and resumes for all of eternity. Wide receivers don’t have win-loss records. Neither do middle linebackers, but coaches do.
That’s why quarterbacks and coaches are the most recognizable and most-talked-about people in the franchise. That’s why they get so much of the credit when teams win and so much of the blame when their teams don’t.
Understand this though, regardless of how you feel about the Titans’ coordinators, this loss falls squarely on the shoulders of Mike Vrabel… Period… Point blank… End of sentence.