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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Blkwallstreet9, Sep 20, 2006.

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    Jeff Fisher has been the most successful coach in franchise history and for fans in Tennessee, he's the ONLY coach the team has had since they relocated from Houston. Fisher is greatly respected around the league, is a genuine nice guy, and he's had to live with the erosion of top level talent as the Titans went into the salary cap abyss that affected teams like the 49ers, Cowboys, Jaguars, and Ravens. That being said, when a team is 9-25 in their last 34 games and loses the way the Titans did on Sunday, **** is going to eventually hit the fan. After adding 4 key free agents and picking up a 5th in Robaire Smith before the season started, seeing a 40-7 debacle to a good team is demoralizing. Especially considering that the 2005 season ended with a 40-13 disaster at Jacksonville. That said, the biggest undoing of Fisher inside the locker room could be with the Norm Chow driven decision to sign and start Kerry Collins in lieu of Billy Volek less than two weeks before the regular season. Now Volek has been shipped to the Chargers for a 6th round pick in 2007 that could turn into a 5th rounder if he plays more than 50% of the offensive snaps for San Diego.

    In the big picture view, it will mean little as Vince Young is the franchise QB and he'll be starting at some point this season. Still, the interim is the tough part as Collins has been awful. It's not all of his doing but there's no way that Billy Volek would have played that poorly. As every indication is that the coaches were the ones who convinced the front office to sign Collins and move Volek, seeing it blow up is a bad message for a team that spent the entire offseason trying to rebuild a fractured locker room from the 2005 season. Ironically, the two big stories focused on the McNair contract divorce and then the ostracization of Volek after investing the offseason with him as the number one. Now word is filtering out that players on both sides of the ball are openly questioning coaches and decisions. Keeping score, our genius offensive coordinator has pushed for the departure of the two best quarterbacks on the roster and is now left with a journeyman and a young talent who may be a year or two away from being a legitimate top-flight QB. He then sees his offense produce one legitimate scoring drive in 2 games. Remember that the defense recovered a fumble on the one-yard line for the tying Jets TD and the Young touchdown in San Diego was late in the 4th quarter down 33 points. Don't think the players don't recognize this, especially those on the defensive side of the ball. Of course, they have plenty to worry about themselves and comments from their best players don't seem so confident of their coaching either.

    It's still early in the season and there's PLENTY of room for improvement. A few wins can cure all ills but that could take a while given their schedule. I do know this. Things could be very ugly if the Titans get throttled by a winless Miami team this week with a struggling Collins at the helm. The oddsmakers already have the Titans as a 10.5 point underdog to a Miami team that has been underwhelming in their own right. I almost hope it happens only to see what the fallout will be. It sure would make the Dallas game a lot more interesting in a season that is destined to be another down season.
  2. Puck Pro Bowler

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    I Remember starting 1-4 and then going to the AFC Championship in '02

    so anything can happen
  3. Crash Override inVINCEable

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    Yeah, but the other teams are too good in the afc for us to go to the afc championship, by far.
  4. BAMARON Camp Fodder

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    Fisher said the biggest distraction in gone now. we'll see.
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    they got rid of Jones :ha:
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    ^ Jones has actually been a good boy hasnt he?
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    if you want to forget that he was out drinking and getting in yelling match with some female at 1 or 2 AM, then cussing out the reporters who was there. He was suppose to be going to Atlanta to a friend's funeral so he he Lied to Fisher!! He should be traded..lol
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    I bet they give Young the whole 2nd Qtr if Collins is doing bad, which is very probable, but there is always hope. Miami def has a tough D, but their O could provide us the chance to make a few turn overs. I honestly can't wait until the game. I get like this on Wends no matter how bad the game was on Sunday.
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    They didn't get rid of all the distractions, just the biggest one.
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    it sure wasn't Volek
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