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Your thoughts now?

Posted Monday, October 5, 2009, at 3:42 PM

On Thursday, Aug. 27, I asked in this blog if you thought the Titans were ready for regular season play.

At that time, the Titans had two pre-season games remaining before opening regular season play at Pittsburgh. They had looked sloppy in previous pre-season gsms.

What must happen for this team to turn things around?

Can this team turn things around or is it time to start looking toward the future?

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Football is a game. Who forgot? I used to think it was a life effort, but learned to look at it from a far different perspective when I became an adult. Might be time for a reversal of "rules" added and changed over the years and get back to playing the game right.

-- Posted by genewells on Mon, Dec 28, 2009, at 9:36 PM

Wait till Brett Farve retires again, drag him into negotiations, and if you promise him the opportunity he'll throw the ball where it needs to be more consistantly than anyone else in the game...what a skilled waffler.

-- Posted by big daddy rabbit on Fri, Oct 9, 2009, at 6:06 PM

I realize that I'm probably all over the place with my comments, but could it be that in the interest of economics, Mr. Adams has gotten exactly what he paid for?

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Wed, Oct 7, 2009, at 10:05 AM

It seems that when Albert Haynesworth was missing for 4-5 games our defense looked strangely similar to today. He usually required two offensive players to cover him.

Kerry has done a great job, but with our lackadaisical offense we need more of a scrambling threat from our quarterback. It is probably time to give Vince another try.

It seemed that Kerry was constantly throwing behind his receivers. That may be the receiver's timing, but I have to think it is part Kerry too. Even then, many of those passes are caught by other receivers, so.....

By no means, could I have EVER competed with these guys, but they are being paid a salary to be good at what they do. We do not know what is being done in the background and I presume Jeff is reading them the riot act, but something needs to shake them up.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Oct 6, 2009, at 9:03 PM

You're right Bo. When it comes to the Titans defensive efforts, the pass rush is almost non-existant. The special teams components need a lot of work also. While I don't believe the Titans are in need of a coaching change just yet, Jeff Fisher does need to re-evaluate his job performance as of late.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Tue, Oct 6, 2009, at 5:26 PM

The Titans' secondary is catching a lot of heat due to inexperience and key injuries, but what happened to the pass rush? Opposing quarterback seem not only to have time to eat a sandwich but maybe even have fries and a drink with it

-- Posted by bomelson on Tue, Oct 6, 2009, at 3:21 PM

I don't know if Vince Young can get the job done but he needs to be given a chance. Kerry Collins was OK when the Titans had a dominate Defense and all he had to do was not do anything bad, score a few points, and "do a good job of Game management". Now the Titans need a positive Offense that can put points on the board and take the pressure off the Defense. At times we've seen a glimpse of that from Vince Young but I'm not sure if he can sustain that. To be a force in the NFL you have to have a strong reliable Quarterback. That's a lesson the Tennessee Vols need to learn as well.

-- Posted by MyMrMarty on Tue, Oct 6, 2009, at 9:33 AM

Personally, I don't like kicking a team when they're down, but if the Titans are going to have a future Vince Young is going to have to step in as quarterback and Bud Adams might start looking for a new offensive coach. Even if I'm wrong, there's no doubt something needs to change and change quickly.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Mon, Oct 5, 2009, at 11:24 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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