Well, my brief conversation with Cortland Finnegan prior to the game sums it up:
Me - “Courtland, are you guys going to win today?”
Him (shrugging his shoulders ) – “I dunno.”
Now, I know in pro football players don't really do the whole rah rah thing. Cortland may have just been speaking from experience and saying the game could go either way, but his whole body language just told me that they going to lose.
The whole team looked flat Sunday. The D Line was getting no push on a weak Pittsburgh front, the O Line wasn't doing great either. The only exception to the team being flat was Hasselbeck. He seemed very alive and was yelling at the recievers during a lot of the TV time outs. He had good reason to. It seemed like there were many plays where he had to tell the backs and recievers where to line up. I saw him do it to Cook, Ringer, Williams and Hawkins. Nate Washington joined in to bash Hawkins on one play when Hawkins looked like he had no clue what he was doing.
I am also pretty sure that Amano is not the smartest guy on the team. There was that one play where the entire offense went on one and Amano thought it was on two. He just sat there holding the ball like an idiot while everyone else was running the play. After the refs blew the whistle for false start, Amano actually had the balls to start yelling at everyone like they got it wrong. No Eugene, pretty sure it was you.
As for the Pittsburgh fans, they were actually pretty nice to us Titans fans. Although they had very little to get upset about that day, they were very courteous and appreciative of how the Titans took out the Ravens. One lady said to me "Everytime your quarterback drops back to pass I can't help but think of McNair."
Clearly, she had some problems with her eyes because Matty looks nothing like McNair, but I appreciated the comment.
But anyway, back to my main point; the team was very flat on Sunday. They lacked emotion and looked like they hadn't practiced in weeks. I hope this isn't the start of a trend.