Monday, December 6, 2010
Titans vs. Jaguars Game Review
I see a team that didn’t show up and looks to be in total disarray at this point. The drama that is surrounding them is well noted. Maybe mentally and physically the team is tired. No team in the league has had to deal with as much off the field problems as the Titans and it seems to be taking toll. As I wrote in an earlier column, this team had but two directions to go after the Young-Fisher fiasco and it seems that have trended downward instead of up. This was a key stretch that was going to define their season as all three division opponents traveled to LP field. The division was and still is up for grabs this year with the way it has played out. I have a lot of questions for this team. Why hasn’t Randy Moss been able to be more of an effective weapon? Why has Chris Johnson averaged 30 yards the last two games? Has this team given up on Coach Jeff Fisher?
This much is for sure with the Titans. They are now 5-7 after starting 5-2. They still have a shot at the division crown as they are just two games back of Jacksonville with four to play. The game next week against the Colts will feature two desperate teams that need a win to stay in the thick of the race. Peyton Manning has been struggling and has 11 interceptions in his last 3 games. He had four against Dallas this week alone. If there was ever a time catch the Sheriff while his pistol was down, the time would be now. If the Titans can somehow get out of the funk they have been in. Once again let’s hope for the best as the Tennessee still has heartbeat but its beating very softly at this point.
Game Notes: The Titans and Jags split the season series. The Titans had won six of the last eight in the series. The Titans were held to a season low in ball possession as they held the ball for just 20 minutes and 6 seconds.