It is late July which means that summer will officially wrap up here soon. Many families will be going on their last vacations, summer camp is wrapping up in many places, and the summer blockbuster movie season is winding down with some last push for a couple of movies like Eylsium and The Wolverine(I don't know about anyone else but this was a mediocre summer movie season). However, despite all of this there is hope around the corner: our beloved Titans begin training camp this week!
After the disastrous 2012 season, a major overhaul happened which lead to an influx of players via the draft and free agency. Gregg Williams was brought in to revamp a bad defense and Dowell Loggain was appointed to OC to finally turn around this offense. This brought hope and reminded me of a saying by Harvey Dent "The night is darkest just before the dawn, but I promise you the dawn is coming." I think this rings true for the Titans this year and the time is now.
The time is now for this offense which has an abundance of playmakers not seen in Nashville since the days of McNair to step up and become the offense we all dream about having. It is time for Jake Locker to become the face of the franchise and become the quarterback we all hoped he could be when the Titans drafted him. It is time for the wide receivers to step up and play with consistency. It is time for Kenny Britt to break out and prove his worth as the number 1 receiver and show the talent that he has flashed the last couple of years. It is time for the running game to return to the days when getting one yard was not a massive chore. It is time for CJ to return to his 2009 form and regain confidence from fans and the Titans organization. It is time for the offensive line to return to dominant form and kepp Jake Locker upright and open holes for CJ and Shonn Greene. The time is now for this offense to step up.
The time is now for the defense to turn the page on 2012. It is time for Jerry Gray and Gregg Williams to adjust this scheme and help the players play fast, aggressive, and tough. It is time for the corners to play physical and not let anybody run past them. It is time for Michael Griffin to return to Pro Bowl form and it is time for Bernard Pollard and George Wilson to help out Griffin and make sure anybody who runs across the middle is punished for it. It is time for Zach Brown and Akeem Ayers to become the best linebacking duo in the NFL. It is time for Derrick Morgan to get those sacks and become the star and player we all wanted him to be when he was drafted. It is time for Jurrell Casey to become a force and make sure no running back gets into the second level. The time is now for this defense to become great again and feared by Andrew Luck and Matt Schaub.
The time is now for this team to take the next step and to prove that they will not take a 6-10 year again. The time is now for Mike Munchak to prove that he is a good NFL head coach. The time is now to let the rest of the NFL know that the TItans are coming and they better be ready or they are in for one, long day. The time is now!