Tennessee Titans: Biggest takeaways from Week 4’s loss to NY Jets

Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports)
Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans
Mike Vrabel, Tennessee Titans (Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports) /

Are there any positives that we can find with the Tennessee Titans defense?

So, what’s going on with the Tennessee Titans’ defense? Here’s a controversial statement. Shane Bowen should be immediately relieved of his duties as the team’s defensive coordinator. Bowen and Mike Vrabel allowed themselves to be outcoached and outplayed by a rookie head coach and a rookie quarterback, a rookie signal-caller who had looked atrocious in his previous three starts.

By the way, as has been the case in years past, the Titans are the team on the schedule that every struggling player circles as a potential ‘get right’ game. No one fears this team or its defense.

Bowen and Vrabel’s defense allowed Wilson to throw for 297 yards, easily his career-high. Jackrabbit Jenkins, whose speed has been more ‘turtle’ and less ‘jackrabbit’, got burned repeatedly. To add insult to injury, former Titan Corey Davis collected over 100 yards on the day.

You can give a thumbs up to Denico Autry, Kristian Fulton, and Harold Landry III, but every other player on the Titans’ defense deserves a failing grade.

The special teams unit was also an absolute disaster. With Brett Kern out due to injury, replacement punter Johnny Townsend came in and showed why he was unemployed just three days ago. Randy Bullock had a good day until ultimately missing the would-be tying kick in overtime… Not good!