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Can an NFL team be conservatively flashy?

Posted Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at 10:58 PM

The Tennessee Titans have fired Norm Chow as offensive coordinator due to the team's failure to score points.

I've been critical of Chow. The Titans' offense has shown little imagination...but how flashy can an offense be without deep threats among the wide receivers.

Vince Young, despite all the promise shown in his rookie season, had a really bad 2007 season. Would a top group of receivers have helped him?

The Titans' 2007 draft class asked more questions that it answered and failed to help at all in some key offensive positions.

Coach Jeff Fisher has seemed to me to go into a conservative mode with less that a lot of points on the board and rely on the defense and kicking game to preserve the win.

Does the lack of offense bring this out in Fisher? Will that philosophy remain regardless of who becomes offensive coordinator?

What are you thoughts?


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I hope that VY's "sophomore slump" (if that was what it was) will change for the better next year. I agree that he really didn't have any help in completing the long ball and I think they just gave up on trying to find someone to handle that job. The crayon backfield, as I heard the announcers call them, were effective up to a point but you can not have a one-sided attack in today's game.

VY should probably have run the ball more than he did but what if he got hurt and had to be out for a long time? I think that was one of Jeff's fears. I also think that the Titan's gave up against the Chargers; the defense were worn out with all of the 3&out's and gave up in the last quarter (at least it looked that way to me). How else do you explain the amount of points the Chargers were allowed to put up that late in the game?

I hope that the Titan's people will concentrate on the offense this year in the off season and resign Albert as well as keeping most of the D. They seemed to gel into a great defense.

My main question for now is: "How do we break up the SUPER team of the Patriots?" If not the rest probably should just give up now.LOL

-- Posted by EastSideMom on Wed, Jan 16, 2008, at 12:43 AM

I do not think it will matter who is the coordinator as long as Vince is the quarterback. If you watch the difference in play calling with him versus Collins it was obvious. If Vince does not learn to make his reads or dedicate himself to the film room then he will make any OC look bad. I do think he was hurt more than any of us know, and I know there were alot of bad drops by receivers. I still think when the OC has a guy that can not execute very much (for what ever reason) then the offense will continue to struggle. We can sign Moss, TO, and Chad Johnson and still struggle if Vince can not read the defense. Don't get me wrong. I am for him and do hope it was the sophmore slump, but just being the better athlete won't cut it at this level.

-- Posted by KParker on Wed, Jan 16, 2008, at 7:48 AM

vince jus shouldnt be the quarterback at all. he makes horrible decisions. he tries to be a pocket passer when he's not at all. he cant hit his marks throwing the ball . they are gonna end up with another mcnair and losing more games. if they would jus get rid of vy , they could get some quality players on the team.

-- Posted by someonecares on Thu, Jan 17, 2008, at 8:31 PM


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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette.
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