Hey guys. Voice of Reason here...

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Deuce Wayne, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

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    I'm not sure, maybe the board is new to the NFL- or at the very least, new to preseason football, but if you're seriously taking preseason play as any indication whatsoever of how our players (outside of our 3rd string) will play... let me fill you in on how this works:

    As a Lions fan, I remember them going 4-0 in the year 2008. Everyone was so excited! Yay! The Lions are finally back! They looked amazing out there. Everything was clicking!

    ... They went 0-16 for the season. Yes, the worst record in NFL history.

    Do you know why? Stay tuned. I'll tell you in a bit.

    In 2007 the Patriots started their preseason looking pretty crappy. About time. God has seen enough of this crap and things were finally starting to make sense in the NFL. They lost to the Titans, they lost to the Buccaneers. 10 lousy points vs the Buccs??

    They went 16-0 for the season. Yes, that's the 2nd best NFL season ever.

    In 2006 the Colts looked terrible in the preseason and Titans fans were absolutely loving it, thinking this could possibly spill over into the regular season. They weren't clicking. Manning was looking as if he lost it- their defense was awful. Offense wasn't much better.

    They won the Super Bowl.


    Do you know why?

    Because teams don't care about this. Players don't care about it. All the players are trying to do is go through the motions without getting hurt. It's a Pro-Bowl without the popularity and leigh. Coaches aren't scheming. Coaches aren't trying to show what they have in any area.

    So unless you're taking a heavy interest in the 3rd string, you're upset over absolutely nothing.


    Do I have that much faith in Munch? No.
    Do I have that much faith in Gray? No.
    Do I have any faith in Jake Locker? No.
    Did these 2 games have to do with this lack of faith? No.

    Be excited football is back. I enjoy preseason. I like seeing the new guys, guys fighting for spots, etc... but your criticisms make you seem like girls that don't understand what preseason is. (no offense to the girls here that don't know what preseason is... )


    I spent the night at Bridgestone watching Bruno Mars kill it like a Pop Star savior sent from the heavens. Couldn't care less what this team does until September 8th.
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  2. Chance9

    Chance9 Starter

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    Made lots of valid points. I keep reminding myself of the same things you mentioned as well. It's not all doom and gloom, sure the defense look bad and were 0-2 but it is the pre season and all we're really trying to do is get back in the flow of game situations and keep everyone healthy. That's pretty much al that matters at this point
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  3. titan_fan_4ever

    titan_fan_4ever Titans Rule

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    Correct in basically everything your saying...

    I watched the first preseason game and half of the second (i plan to finish it later tonight, but it started 1am, so i passed out half way). Anyway, there are definitely things to take note. For example, here are a few:
    • Britt dropping passes: That just CAN'T happen. I'm a huge Britt guy, but daym, I can't believe he is STILL trying to catch off his chest. That's what rookies and (blocking) TEs do... Your premier receiver in his forth year catching off his chest is definitely a cause for concern... I counted at least a drop in each game attributed to that. Also, in the Bengals game, I think after that drop it killed some great momentum and we couldn't get moving again allowing them 14 strait...
    • CJ: I almost couldn't believe what I was seeing. The guy looks like he will have a great year this time around. He ran through tackles, he saw lanes, he was decisive - all in all, he looked more like the CJ of old.
    • Lock's improved accuracy: While not perfect in decision making yet, his accuracy is actually looking much better. I'm not sold he can get us a to the SB, but at least he's improving. I've been pretty mean to the dude, but when he does well, I'll man up and say it.
    • Griffin getting physical: Dare i say Wiffin impressed me with some very nice tackles against CIN. He (and not Pollard) was the one cleaning up on the back-end.
    • Which brings me to Pollard, yeah he really can't cover. Also, wasn't impressed with his tackling either.
    • Tommie still struggling hard...
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  5. Kaeotik

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    I could not agree more. We're all exited to see the team do well, but they aren't showing their true hand yet. For that matter, neither are the teams they're playing. Seriously, every team in the league is trying to hide the things they are really working on for the regular season. No need to get upset over anything but injuries right now.
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  6. Big TT

    Big TT Pro Bowler

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    Yes (can't believe I agree with dunce) however it would be nice not to see the same type of mistakes over and over again. DB that can't cover, D line getting manhandled, ect. Also, we have been told the O will change under loggains. Maybe, I hope, we are just not wanting to put "anything on tape" but it seems pretty much the same so far. I will withhold judgement until about week four or so...die will be cast by then.
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  7. JCBRAVE

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    Yes preseason is fools gold we know, but just tired of the losing, wish we didn't still look lost out there like its the first time doing things.

    A lot can be learned from last night. after watching the post game interviews I think these guys realize last nights efforts just weren't good enough, so next week is a key game for us.
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  8. Kaeotik

    Kaeotik Pro Bowler

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    I think the Titans are planning on throwing over the top in Pittsburgh on the 8th of September. Trying to lure the Steelers into expecting quick throws and hitting them with double moves/pump fakes or something. Prepare for Titan shock and awe week 1.
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  9. JCBRAVE

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    Haha, you give them too much credit.

    I defiantly think we're holding back because of the fact it's preseason, but you're saying things smart teams do.
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  10. Alex1939

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    :biglaugh:
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