Tennessee Titans: Why?

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The Titans beat the St. Louis Rams this last Sunday, but there was a lot of questions left for a fan after the game.

I saw some truly perplexing things in the game this weekend, and decided that it may be a good idea for a new post series. Let's give it a whirl. Here's some quick questions that may or may not be answerable. Any ideas?

  • Why did the Jerry Gray and/or Gregg Williams think it was a good idea to drop Jurrell Casey into zone coverage? He's probably the best defensive lineman you have, and dropping as early as he did eliminates any surprise element there may have been. I really really hope I never see that again.
  • Why can the Titans not run block and pass protect well in the same game. Is this an either/or thing? The year before last, the line could pass protect all day, but they couldn't create a gap for a gnat to get through. In yesterdays game we saw the exact opposite.
  • Speaking of which, it still amazes me that the offensive line couldn't block long enough for Locker to attempt a Hail Mary throw at the end of the first half.
  • Why couldn't the Titans stop Kellen Clemens on 3rd and long during the first half of the game? It seemed that the game plan was to shut down the run and put the Rams in 3rd and long, which the Titans were successful at early in the game. Only the defense then allowed conversions of 3rd and 7 and 3rd and 9 in the first drive alone. It's Kellen freaking Clemens.
  • Why did it take so long for the run game to get going? Is it truly a 3-4 vs. 4-3 defense thing? Is it because Chris Johnson finally called a RB/OL meeting for the first time since 2009?
  • Speaking of which, why in the world did Munchak do away with those meetings? Is he so mired in text book application of offensive line play that he's lost the connection between the two groups? I sure hope the tight ends were allowed in on the meeting.
  • Why was Shonn Greene on the sideline for the "4 minute drill" at the end of the game. He received a handful of carries in the drive to start the 4th quarter, but disappeared after that. This is the reason they signed him.
  • Why was no one at the game fan wise? I thought Titans fans were getting bad, but I may be rethinking that now.

That's it for my quandaries this week. Got any answers? I'm sure I left out some good ones so feel free to put your own out there.



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