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Posted on: October 20, 2009 10:39 am


New England Patriots : 59
Tennessee Titans / Houston Oilers / Some Highschool Team Posing as One of Those Teams: 0

Where to begin with this one....???  Let me start by saying, as a Titans fan living in Boston, this loss was especially rotten for me.  They didn't just lay an egg....they totally and completely laid down. 

The play calling was completely horrible on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. 

Defense :

 I knew that the going would be tough with Randy Moss and Wes Welker vs Jason McCourty and Ryan Mouton .  Though, I didn't expect this!!  I don't understand Chuck Cecil's plan on defense.  The spacing in the secondary looks like a prevent defense...always.  I just can't accept that Michael Griffin and Chris Hope suddenly can't do their job.  Are two Pro-Bowl safeties just always that out of position?? This needs to change and I don't think that the players in the secondary need a large overhaul, but the game plan sure does.  I feel they need to get more creative with their blitzing.  At worst, they could let up big plays doing that but that should at least create some turnovers.  They are getting torched as it is....why not be more aggressive and see what happens?   

They need a replacement for Nick Harper .  That guy isn't on their current roster.  McCourty has good size and Mouton should be a nice nickel guy but I don't see either of them as a starter by choice; this year or next. 

I will chalk up the poor performance on run defense to the icey conditions.  I watch all the Patriot games and Laurence Maroney would not have had that type of game in good weather...period!  Especially that long run, as the safeties would have closed on him.  All I could picture when he was running was that kid from the Goonies saying, "Slick shoes, slick shoes!!!" as everybody else was sliding all around him.

Jason Jones got a couple sacks with a bum shoulder.  Thought we would see more of this from him after his rookie campaign.

The writing could be on the wall for Chuck Cecil.  An extra week to prepare for the Jaguars should be telling....

This...."Enough about Albert," DT Tony Brown said. "It's not like he's winning anything in Washington." awesome!


 Where the run defense gets a mulligan from me for the weather, Kerry Collins and Vince Young get no such pass!  Get it?!?! No "Pass"....they're Quarterb......oh forget it, I'm still punch-drunk from the game.  Even worse (to me) then Tom Brady going off for 380 yards and 6 TDs was Brian Hoyer going 9 for 11, 52 yards with back-up WRs as targets.  If they can do it...more specifically; If an undrafted rookie QB can do it, why not Collins or Young??  Again..the gameplan/play calling.  Other then his family/fantasy football players/people that bet he would win the rushing title; who was excited to see Chris Johnson getting 17 carries with the game that out of hand.  Should have been, "Vince..this is shotgun.  Shotgun...Vince.  You two are gonna hang out for the rest of the 4th quarter."  11:35 left in the game and they looked like they had no intent of passing.  I get the fact that they were not running badly, that Johnson and Javon Ringer were able to do some things and that Young fumbled one of his only shotgun snaps, but c'mon!  Try to score....try to move the ball through the air....try something...anything.  The Patriots don't cover TEs well at all...TE motion?  Slide Britt to the slot for some 8-12 yard passes to a big target.      

I am not convinced that Young is going to do anything when given the chance but what are the options?  **Ring...Ring....Hello?  Hi, this is Bud Adams Patrick Ramsey home?"**     

Happy to see Javon Ringer with some reps.  Could/should be a solid back-up. 

I hope that LenDale White puts the weight that he lost back on.  Maybe he can use some baby fat to protect the football! 

Jeff Fisher was quoted as saying, "....I have never been through anything like this before and, unfortunately, it happened tonight. I can assure you one thing, it's not going to happen again."  Well, thanks Jeff...that's a relief!!  We are all "assured" now that we do NOT have to endure another 59 point defeat!  How comforting!   

I see all the message board rumblings about Jeff Fisher's job.  Coach Fisher is still a great coach.  The axe shouldn't fall on him...yet anyway.  Cecil on the otherhand...Undecided


The much needed Week 7 bye week!!  Cortland Finnegan should be back for the November 1st match-up with the Jacksonville Jaguars.  Week 8 is going to tell us a LOT about this football team. Looking at the upcoming schedule, I for one (and that might be literally "one" in the only one) think that the Titans could have 5 wins heading into the week 13 against the Colts .  I think that they should (not could, SHOULD), rip-off three straight wins vs the Jags, San Fransisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills .  Two weeks to prep for the Jags with some players back, then two run-first offenses, could be just what the doctor ordered!  If the Jaguars passing game does what they did on September 27th, they need to part ways with Chuck Cecil immediately following the game.   

....annnndddd I'm spent!


Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: October 22, 2009 6:33 pm


So, the Titans defense sucks... And we get Schwartz.  Was he that important to the Titans last year?  I didn't get a chance to see the Titans heirarchy to see who's who down there.  I just know Fisher is a great coach.  This start for them is absolutely mindboggling.  I would have never guess their start in a million years.
biff:  I had said before the season started, when people were asking if I was worried about losing Albert Haynesworth, that I was more concerned with replacing Jim Schwartz.  I wasn't 59 points concerned, but concerned nonetheless. 

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: October 22, 2009 1:10 am


So, the Titans defense sucks... And we get Schwartz.  Was he that important to the Titans last year?  I didn't get a chance to see the Titans heirarchy to see who's who down there.  I just know Fisher is a great coach.  This start for them is absolutely mindboggling.  I would have never guess their start in a million years.

Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2009 10:06 pm


LOL the pats have a top ten defense and the fact that you said the offense has not clicked yet says that there is plenty of room for a 5-2 team to improve.  The Pats are 2 plays away from being unbeaten.  We will see at the end of the season.  The Pats will be there whether you like it or not.  Put your money where your mouth is.  Being a Bills fan I understand where your comments come from but talk to me in December.  As for the cake walk you speak they have played  the jets, ravens, bills, falcons, broncos and the lowly titans.  Hardly a cake walk.

Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: October 21, 2009 11:14 am



First, I mentioned in the blog that I am probably on an island with this one, but yes; I really do think that they will win those games.   

How are the Titans going to score on the 49ers?  Pass underneath to the TEs and Kenny Britt when Patrick Willis and Takeo Spikes are stuffing the box, for one.  Set up passes to Chris Johnson on screens and in the flat....just like Chester Taylor and his 7 catches for 70 yards against the Vikings.  Scoring has not been the issue every game - it's been the defense.  "how is god's name are they going to beat the 49ers?"  They aren't the 85 Bears on defense and they are not an offensive juggernaut.  Good team that can be beat.    

Also, I realize that I am a fan but your "homer" comments about the 49ers are also VERY overstated.  "The 9ers can not be run on..."  I think the Atlanta Falcons would disagree!!  Michael Turner 22 carries 97 yards and 3 TDs.  Their back-up, Jerious Norwood, 12 carries for 44 yards.  Arizona and Seattle have no ground game. 

They are ranked 7 in rushing yards per game.  Tennessee, before the last game held on a skating rink, were ranked higher then them.  As previously mentioned, I feel that the weather had a lot to do with Laurence Maroney's big day.  Frank Gore will not be 100% and Glenn Coffee has not done much other then put on a pre-season showcase.  I don't see the 49ers going a lot on the ground either.

Michael Crabtree is a rookie who just started practing.  Cortland Finangan will negate his assignment on defense.  I am not saying that they will/should stomp the 49ers, but they can beat them.    

Again, I know that me saying that they will win all those games might be bias (even though I have watched all the games that those teams have played) but you making it seem like beating San Fransisco is impossible is you being bias as well. 

Since: Oct 21, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2009 9:52 am



Anyone who thinks the Pats are a .500 team doesn't watch enough football.  ( Or is a Bills Fan)  The points you make about their defense and offense hold know merit because the FACTS say their offense is ranked 4th in the NFL and their Defense is 6th in the NFL.  I love how you mention the Bills have Lee Evans and Terrell Owens..  Both of which are horrible this year.   Enjoy your win against the Jets who are overated as well and leave the Championship talk to teams that have seen a Super Bowl this decade!  Ha ha

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: October 21, 2009 12:35 am


The Patriots are nothing special this season. They are realistically a .500 team. They lost to the Jets, Broncos and got lucky to beat the Bills on a muffed special teams play. I am a Bills fan and watched most of the Patriots games as well and they are far from back to the glory days. Their defense is very suspect this season and the offense is still not on track. They game planned well against a beat up and inexperienced secondary from the Titans. I bet the Colts roll them when they meet later in the season. They should have another cake walk this week against the Buccaneers. As for the Titans and their last place pass defense make run first teams pass like crazy on them. The 49ers have Vernon Davis and now Michael Crabtree, the Jags have Mike Sims-Walker and the Bills have Lee Evans and Terrell Owens. I think these teams will take a pass first approach until the Titans stop anyone in the passing game. Teams will pass all day long until they can stop them. 

Since: Sep 12, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2009 12:25 am

Wowie!!! way the titans beat SF

you are competely out of your mind if you think the titans are going to rip anything off besides their fanbase. how is god's name are they going to beat the 49ers?

the 9ers cannot be run on and the titans QBs are a joke. how are you going to score points vs SF?

i realize you are a team blogger and a big fan.....but that is a ridiculous idea.

Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: October 21, 2009 12:20 am


WOWIE WOWIE Howdy Doody is on tv

Since: Sep 28, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2009 8:05 pm


you went really in depth with that...its pretty true though. As a Browns fan I completely understand your guys frustrations, I hope you guys get things turned around. But Tom Brady and the patriots I feel are back to form, they won't put up number like this last week but I expect them to atleast be on the same page, something that has clearly been missing with thier offense.

Since: Oct 18, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2009 4:05 pm


Well said. You hit the nail right on the head. And the comment Brown made about Al is priceless.

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