After a dominant start to the season, the Tennessee Titans fell to the Colts 19-17 in Week 2
I’m convinced it all started before kickoff when the field caught on fire after a pyrotechnics mishap. A Vol Navy boat caught on fire before one of their game’s early in the season and lost, so I’m convinced that fire has cursed both Tennessee teams.
The Tennessee Titans did successfully retire Steve McNair and Eddie George’s jersey on Sunday without any mishaps. The big half time celebration was a “main event” of sorts for many fans in attendance. It was followed by a cloud in the shape of a “9” above Nissan Stadium.
With that, the Titans repaid the two legends and the fans with a bad loss and a bad way to start AFC South play. I didn’t think the Titans would lose to the Colts, but I knew if they overlooked them, then the Colts could cause some disruptions on the field.
After Week 1, I could only assume the Titans defense would come out and stop Jacoby Brissett and the Colts offense, but that just didn’t happen.
The team, for the most part, struggled all day to do anything on either side of the ball. Marcus Mariota slid back into his old self after a hot start to the season, which might be the biggest worry after Week 2.
Mariota was a bit more inaccurate in this game which is something that needs to be nipped in the bud and can not continue to be a trend throughout the season.
The offense play calling seemed like it never depended on Derrick Henry and the run game. I felt like they were trying to throw the ball too much. That’s a change that I hope to see next week.
If they don’t completely abandon the run game, I think the Titans win this game. Henry can keep drives alive with his legs and is very good at extending drives as well.
Fix that, and I think the Titans will be alright. I still don’t believe Mariota can beat you by himself and after I asked him to prove me wrong, he just about proved me right. Let’s hope that can change for his sake and the Titans.
The offense wasn’t the only problem for the Titans, though. The defense also seemed sluggish, and almost like the noon start affected their performance. I hate noon kicks, personally, but it looked like the defense wasn’t awake throughout the game.
But what more can we expect from the Titans? This is what they do; they beat a team they’re probably not supposed to beat and then lose to a team like the Colts at home.
Now it’s time to figure out what all went wrong and fix it this week. The Titans have the Jags on Thursday Night Football so a short week could be an issue for them, but luckily the Jags are struggling and currently 0-2 but please, please, please don’t overlook them.