I hate to be a pessimist because I'm usually the ever optimist when it comes to this team. I say I bleed Titan blue, but I was reminded that I do bleed red yesterday after biting my lip during the last half of that game. (thanks Mouton) As I said in my headline, the end is near for our playoff hopes, if they're not already. I won't put yesterdays loss totally on KC though. Yes, he didn't have a good 2nd half, but Gage and Nate also dropped some catch-able balls. In the 2nd quarter he was making great throws, and our receivers were making good catches too. The defense looked much much better. We got pressure, sacks, and an INT. Our secondary was further exploited though when Vinny and Finny were out, but that's to be expected. I put this loss directly on Mouton and Fisher. Mainly Mouton for coughing up the ball *twice* within easy scoring range, and Fisher for repeatedly putting him back in. Lendale ran the ball well yesterday. Though I question why we haven't been splitting the carries better between Lendale and CJ. At least 60/40. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love CJ, but Lendale is a good back who needs more touches. It seems we're constantly hoping for the home-run with CJ so we keep him in, instead of softening up defenders some with Smash, then change up the pace with Dash.
Not only that, but looking at a bigger picture, with all of our key FAs, our playoff caliber team could be in real jeopardy at the end of the season. Which scares the hell out of me with our new GM. Sure, he's helped to make some good choices, but he's made some bad ones too. (exp. Chris Carr) He's already stated he doesn't really buy into FA being the best choice. He feels the draft is the way to go. It'll be at that time that I'll miss Floyd Reese. Yes, he always kept us at cap level, or usually over it. But he seemed to have the philosophy that you need to keep as many of your best players around as you can. And with Mike, his checkbook screeches when he tries to open it. When this season ends, I'm afraid there will be many Titans fans like me, who'll be disgusted, in tears, pissed off, etc. at our FO. I could be wrong, but he could be the reason we've not already brought in a returner. I've seen on here we must resign KVB and Keith. They're both great players and great leaders, but out of the two, it's Keith that has to be signed IMO. He's the guy we'd miss most between the two. Anyway, I'm just venting a little frustration.