Titans News: Defeat from the jaws of victory

A lot can be said about yesterday’s collapse to the Giants, but most importantly, the Titans blew it. Coaching blew it with play calls like a TE end-around on 3rd and 1. Players blew it with drops, dropped snaps, and blown coverages. The Giants are not a good football team. The first half proved it, when the Titans were blowing the doors off them. Still, after a dominant half of football, Tennessee needed to be up by more than 13 points. That came back to bite them later when the team sputtered in the second half, and blew a golden opportunity to have sole possession of 1st place in the AFC South after one week.

We’ve seen games like that time and time again. The Steelers loss last season, the Jets loss a year ago. The Titans play down or up to the level of their opponents. Like the Jets game, the Titans had a chance to avoid a loss with a kick from Randy Bullock, and he failed them. I completely agree with the sentiment that it wasn’t solely his fault they lost the game. However, you pay a kicker to make a 47 yard field goal from his preferred hashmark. That’s not an unreasonable ask and yet again, Randy failed.

What’s next for the Titans? The high flying Bills on Monday Night Football. I figure that Mike Vrabel will have the team ready, but we’ll see if they learned some lessons from the painful loss to the Giants.

The Titans’ pass rush looks legit again, and that’s without Harold Landry. If they can generate pressure with four, they’ll be dangerous if the backend can hold up. As an aside, the offensive line looked solid, but will be up to a gigantic test against the Buffalo defense next week.

Finally, I don’t know what the infatuation is with Geoff Swaim, but he needs to be jettisoned from the roster. He’s a liability in almost every facet of the game and is less dynamic than a shoe box. Somehow he had the most snaps on offense from any WR/TE/RB. Disgusting.

Author: Robert GreenlawBorn and raised west of the Mighty Mississippi, a 2nd-grade project on the state of Tennessee introduced Robert to Steve McNair and Eddie George, turning him into a Titans fan for life. Robert was best known for being the Music City Miracles "links guy" for the better part of a decade. He loves all things sports and can be found on The Flex fantasy football podcast, part of Broadway Sports Media.


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