Titans Sink To New Low
By Chris Lambos
If you have not heard by now, the Tennessee Titans franchise is sinking. Sunday, they reached a new low, not only with their current 0-6 record, but a low of historical proportions. Take a look at the following Patriot team records set in this game:
Most points in a game (59)
Most points in a half (45 in the first half)
Most points in a quarter (35 in second quarter)
Most total net yards in a game (619)
Most passing net yards in a game (426, tie)
Most touchdowns in a game (8, tie)
Most passing yards in a half (Tom Brady, 345)
Most passing touchdowns in a half (Tom Brady, 5 in first half)
Most passing touchdowns in a game (Tom Brady, tie, 6)
45 points scored in a half? That’s the most points scored in a half in NFL HISTORY!
I’m sorry, folks! I’m not going to sugarcoat this: It’s time for CHANGE!!!
#1 – Change the QB
We knew last year (or sooner) that Vince Young was not an NFL-caliber QB. And after his early season meltdown that year, we gave the starting job to a man (Kerry Collins) who would not be able to ‘start’ on any other NFL team if given the chance. Mr. Collins is a backup QB and he is a great one at that. He proved last year to be a great insurance policy for VY, leading the Titans to the AFC playoffs with the leagues best regular season record.
The mistake made with Collins was assuming he could take this team, year after year to the playoffs. Again, no other team in the NFL would start Kerry Collins, let alone making him an integral part of the team’s long-term offensive vision at this stage in his career.
#2 – Change the Defensive Coordinator Chuck Cecil doesn’t blitz enough (maybe half as much as other league defensive units), and that seems to irk me. However my biggest problem with the Titans D is coverage issues…assignment flub ups…If blame doesn’t point to Cecil on this, then what exactly IS the job description of a defensive coordinator?
#3 – Change the Offensive Coordinator
You know your offense has seen better days when it might be more effective to start defensive backs in place of the teams starting wide receivers. Think about it!
#4 – Change the Head Coach
Ouch… that one is tough to type. Why fire Jeff Fisher? Maybe changes #1 – #3 are good enough reasons since he does oversee the entire squad. But if Coach Fisher is not to blame for anything (which is somewhat debatable), then there is only one other change to be made at this juncture:
#5 – Mr. Adams: Have you thought about selling your franchise lately?