Titans head coach Mike Vrabel before a game in Houston vs. the Texans in January of 2022.
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It is time for a change. Mike Vrabel needs to go. I’m a huge Vrabel fan, but he is not the right man for the job right now in Tennessee. With their 3rd straight loss, dropping them to 3-7 (0-6) on the road, the Titans need to realize who they are, and what must be done. I don’t have the heart to talk about the ugly 34-14 loss in Jacksonville today, and frankly I wouldn’t have much to say besides another horrible game from the oline, lackluster playcalling, and flashes of a star from rookie Will Levis.
What To Do
Vrabel has to leave. Whether it's a trade to the Patriots (there have been rumors), or he’s fired or quits, he needs to be out of Tennessee. He’s a great coach for a team that has players mask flaws, and right now, the Titans aren’t that good of a team that they can do that. The offense has been an issue for 3 years now, and the line has gotten progressively worse. The defense has been great, but the league is an offense first game now. A part of that is obviously a good offensive line, and I expect the front office to attack that unit again this offseason. An elite defense only gets you so far. Things need to change, just like last offseason when Ran Carthon became the new GM. An offensive minded head coach needs to be brought in to help Levis’ progression. Teams like the Eagles, Dolphins, Bengals, and 49ers have all proven that offense-first coaches that mold the game plan around a QB’s skillset can succeed. That is what the Titans never did with Marcus Mariota, and never had to do with Ryan Tannehill’s game-manager style of play. With Levis’ cannon arm, and huge upside, a Mike McDaniel-type coach to help him would catapult Tennessee back to the top of the division. With dynamic young players like Treylon Burks, Tyjae Spears and Chig Okonkwo, the sky's the limit for the mayo-in-coffee kid out of Kentucky, if he has the right leadership around him.
Stats and Fantasy
Will Levis: 13/17, 158 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 4 carries, 2 yards
Derrick Henry: 10 carries, 38 yards
DeAndre Hopkins: 4 catches, 59 yards, 1 TD
Chris Moore: 1 catch, 49 yards, 1 rush, 38 yards
Jeffery Simmons (DT): 1 catch, 2 yards, 1 TD, and 1 huge hit
Don’t pick up Titans players in fantasy. The offense is wildly inconsistent to the point that I don’t even know what to expect each game (besides copious amounts of sacks).
The rough season got even rougher today. The boys in the Two-Tone just failed to show up, and the result was an absolute beatdown from a division rival. Next week the Titans are back in Nashville to take on the 1-9 Carolina Panthers. #TitanUp!