TitanSS Posted October 5, 2021 Share Posted October 5, 2021 10 hours ago, deeluxx3 said: I said all that. And what I said was that we are culturally incapable of convincingly beating bad teams. and I stand by it. We just got beat, outplayed and out coached by the Jets. A team that has been absolutely getting their teeth kicked in with a rookie QB. Same thing happened last year against Cincy. We literally almost lost 2x to Houston last year and almost lost to Jax in our first meeting. beating middle of the pack teams (at the time) in chicago and Oakland and actually thoroughly beating a bad team in Detroit doesn’t change the fact that we typically play up to and down to the level of our opponent. Consistently. And have throughout Vrabel’s tenure. Detroit reads more like an outlier in the bigger picture. I’m well aware of how the NFL works. Well aware of how slim the margin of error is and the difference between a great team like KC and a bad team like Houston isn’t all that much. but can you seriously say that teams like KC, GB, and Baltimore don’t go into NY on Sunday and almost certainly come out with a win? And we can’t use the “they have franchise QBs” as an excuse here, because the consensus here (and I agree) is that Tanny is a top ten QB. 9/10 times, those teams take care of business. We make it hard on ourselves and have every single season. We either limp into the playoffs like last year or need to make a late push for the WC. It’s ridiculous. the single objective in this league is to win a super bowl. Literally nothing else matters. Losses like Sundays show how far we are from winning one when you look at the big picture. we can’t beat the Jets but we are supposed to beat Balt/Buffalo/KC in consecutive weeks? and miss me with any “overreaction / the sky isn’t falling” bs. Because it’s not an overreaction. This team is repeatedly showing that, the way it is in its current state (injuries or not), it is not on the right path toward winning a super bowl. Whether it’s getting our butts totally whooped by the Browns or Packers last year or by Cincy and the Jets…this is a football team that simply fails to show up mentally and strategically every single Sunday. This is a point that I think about when people says Titans fans are overreacting and it's only week 4. In order to win a Super Bowl we would need to win 3 consecutive games, most likely on the road, and then one game in a neutral stadium. If fans admit that we're going to play like this consistently because of who we are as a team, how can you possibly support the team continuing down the same road they're on? How could you have any faith that a team this inconsistent could go on a 4 game stretch against considerably better opponents on the road? Every team has off weeks; I get that. The Titans take it to the next level. It's not just one random week where we played down to the opponent and then we bounce back and play well for several games. It's a weekly issue that's been around for years. That said, I don't think we're a very good team this year. We're bottom half of the league in terms of offensive and defensive EPA per play. We probably weren't as good as we thought we were last year when we look at how many close games we had against bad teams. We just have stars on offense that are capable of taking the game over sometimes and will the rest of the team to a win. When half of those stars are out we saw first-hand how top-heavy our roster is and how bad we are without them. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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