As some of you have read, I just bought NFL game rewind and have been watching games to see what went wrong with the Titans in hindsight. Just wanted a place to post some of my observations and thought some of you would be interested. It really helps to rewatch the games to focus more on individuals rather than the excitement of the game. If you guys would like buy it too its only $25 for all games since 09 so it's a pretty good deal. Some of these are pretty obvious and have been talked about already so bear with me. This original post was done after week 5, but I will add to it if this gets a welcome reception. Well, lets get started. 1. Michael Griffin did not make an individual actual open field tackle until 3 min left in 3rd quarter in the DET game. May I remind everyone that that was the 3rd game of the season. I was specifically watching for this. He made tackles earlier, but they were either gang tackles or him pushing the runner out of bounds. It also happened to be against Calvin Johnson, but he had just made a catch and was still off balance. Absolute trash. In his defense he laid the wood twice in the MIN game, but got penalized for helmet to helmet on one of them. 2. Verner, Morgan, and Casey are beasts in run defense. Can't tell you how many tackles Verner and Morgan made at the line of scrimmage. Casey holds the point of attack very well and frees up the linebackers and corners to make plays. Even splits blockers once in a while and makes huge disruptions beyond the LOS though this isn't as common. Actually bottled Foster up pretty good in the first meeting. He still got his, but what can you expect. Peterson worked us pretty hard too, but we can't expect our D to completely shut down 2 of the top 3 backs in the league. 3. The pass coverage is horrible. Good QBs just ate up the soft zone. Worst defensive scheme ever. Brady and Rivers just tore us apart in the first 2 games with short passes up and down the field. Even Ponder had great success in the pass game against us. Harvin had a field day. McCourty looked good in man to man, while Verner looked better in zone. Griffin 90% of the time would be way out of position then avoid hitting a receiver. Babineaux looked average. Had a good MIN game, but didn't really notice him the others. 4. Locker looked real good in the first 3 games. He was not the reason we got blown out. NE game he started slow then Brady marched up and down the field on our D. In the second half I was really impressed with his throws. Accuracy and zip. CJ had 11 carries for 4 yds which absolutely killed our drives. Locker was pedestrian vs SD. Not good or bad. DET game he was dominant. Every throw was on the mark with plenty of zip. Best game of his young career by far. Didn't see too many accuracy issues. 5. Stewart is done. Penalty machine. Had 3 personal foul penalties in 1 game (I think SD not sure though) not to mention multiple holding and false starts. Regularly got beat to the outside. Roos looked solid though. Got beat a couple times. 6. CJ still has it. Watching a couple of those early games, although he did dance in the backfield, that did not really affect the stat line too much. He would run up to the LOS with nowhere to go, try to cut and get tackled. If he would have just hit the hole on every carry he prob would have had about 6 more yards. There was just nothing there. When he did have room like in the HOU game he showed his shiftyness and speed and made plays. 7. Hasselbeck is done. It was hard to watch when he came in. No offense whatsoever. He looked to have more accuracy issues than Locker did early in the season. The MIN game he had about 4 throws where the ball was no where near the receiver. Don't know if these were throw aways, but usually a throw away goes out of bounds. These hit the middle of the field. TL;DR We sucked, but there were def a couple bright spots.