Just tip-toe through the tulips.
FO points out that Chris Johnson's start hasn't just been bad, it's been historically awful. There's good new in here on Hasselbeck (2nd best QB for week 3), but it's hard to get there when you have to wade through commentary like this:
After three games, Johnson has 46 carries for 98 yards, an average of just 2.13 yards per carry. Dating back to 1960, only three running backs with at least 40 carries in the first three games of a season got off to worse starts.
Paul K takes a look at Nate Washington, who has the weight of this offense on his shoulders right now. Washington has had a phenomenal start to the season, especially because he's been catching everything in sight. Paul makes the interesting observation that Hasselbeck is the first consistent, accurate pocket passer Washington has played with. The change seems to be working.
David Boclair goes all Dr. Phil on the Titans' offense, saying they have to come to terms with the truth about who they are and quit trying to be something they aren't. This team can't run the ball right now, so Palmer has to focus on the passing game and let that create the room CJ needs and mismatches the blockers can use to thrive.
Sunday's game will be the end of the first quarter of the NFL season, and the Titans' defense has certainly been a huge and pleasant surprise. They currently lead the league in total defense, and sit second in points allowed.
The Titans are at a loss to explain the complete failure of the rushing attack so far.
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