Tennessee Titans: Silver Lining Week 6

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The Titans may have lost again, but there's always something good to find for the consummate optimist. Here's this weeks Silver Lining.

It's never good to be writing these posts as that meant the Titans have lost. There's plenty of negative around the team's performance or lack thereof right now, so let's get on to looking at some brighter spots.

  • The defense is still playing at a high level even with an offense that is unable to put drives together. Looking forward fans should feel good about the return of Jake Locker and the possibilities of putting 2 of the phases together.
  • The Colts lost to the Chargers this week. I cannot overstate how huge this is for the Titans while the team is stalling out. You don't want to count your chickens before they hatch, but if the Broncos can take down the Colts this weekend, the Titans stay only a game back in the division. Dare I dream about a Titans win and a tie at the top?
  • The Houston Texans lost again as well which is fabulous. If you're a Titans fan, which I assume you are if you're reading this, then watching the meltdown in Houston feels very very good.
  • Alterraun Verner is other worldly at corner right now. The bad news is this means it will probably cost the Titans to keep him. The good news is between him, McCourty, Sensabaugh and a learning Blidi Wreh-Wilson, the secondary shouldn't be a concern for some time. (At least not the corners).
  • The Titans should get Shonn Greene back for this weekend which would be much needed. Mike Munchak said he should resume football activities this week and it's just a matter of how his knee responds.
  • Ryan Fitzpatrick could get better. Most, not all, of Fitzpatrick's poor plays were a result of bad throws not bad decisions. He looks more and more comfortable with what's happening on the field and hopefully is just getting the last of the rust off. He's making the right reads and throwing to the right receivers, it's just that the throws themselves are bad. This is more being extremely hopeful than finding a silver lining, but hey, a man has to dream.
  • Titans fans are going to get a full dose of fan favorite Colin McCarthy this weekend as he takes over the starting duties for an injured Moise Fokou. While his play was less than stellar (it was actually pretty poor) during the Seahawks game, I'm looking for him to bounce back, take control of the defense and assert himself back to the level he was at as a captain last year.
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