The Tennessee Titans lost their second straight divisional matchup on Thursday night this time to the Jaguars, and things aren’t looking good.
Well, you might want to buckle up because we might be heading on a roller coaster ride. The Tennessee Titans have gotten increasingly worse every week since their Week 1 win over the Browns.
Since that win, not only has Marcus Mariota gotten worse but the whole team went from contenders to a team that looks like they’re going to get a top-five pick in the draft.
It was apparent on Thursday night that this team is falling apart and it’s getting harder and harder to watch. To start the game, the first time the Titans touched the football they muffed a punt. After that, the Jags had the ball on the eight-yard line, and the Titans were automatically behind.
On top of that, the offensive line looked much worse in Week 3. Mariota was sacked a grand total of nine times. There’s no way he stays healthy all season if he’s hit like that every game.
The Titans quickly fell to a 14 point deficit, and after that, it’s very hard to come back with that Jags defense, especially with that abysmal offensive line.
Thanks to Corey Davis and Derrick Henry the Titans might not have scored at all. Davis’ amazing catch to set up Henry’s touchdown run was a beautiful combination, but the Titans weren’t able to do that more than once.
And sure, we can complain about the officials and their bad calls throughout the game, but they’re not the reason Titans lost. I mean, yeah the calls against Kamalei Correa for roughing the passer and the pass interference on Logan Ryan were both egregious but not to blame for the loss.
The penalties were so bad that even Tom Brady got involved on Twitter. The Patriots quarterback was very upset with the penalty calls but let’s all remember it was a short week for the officials too.
Short and sweet from Brady, I like it. But now with the Titans quickly crumbling we have to ask the question. Should the Titans move to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback? Is it Tannehill time in Tennessee?
In my opinion, you have to do whatever you can to salvage the season. I’d like to see what Tannehill can do on the field, but I don’t think head coach Mike Vrabel will make that move, at least not this early in the season.
Whatever needs to happen, it needs to happen fast because this season is falling apart after looking like they might escape these first four games with a 3-1 record but now would be lucky to go 2-2.
It’s going to be hard for the Titans to recover from starting 0-2 in the division so early in the season, but things need to turn around starting next week against the Falcons.