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Terry McCormick: Youth Not an Excuse Anymore

Great article by Terry McCormick in this morning's City Paper about the Titans not being able to use the excuse of youth anymore.  The past few years we have excused a lot of things because the Titans had one of the younger teams in the league.  That is not the case anymore.  Vince Young is in his 3rd season as the quarterback.  The defense will return 11 of 12 starters from last year's team, and the one non-returning starter, Antwan Odom, is replaced by  a veteran in Jevon Kearse. 

This is the year for the Titans to take that next step.  Just making the playoffs is not good enough for this team.  They need to make the playoffs and make some noise once they get there or people, starting with Jeff Fisher, should be held accountable.  If VY doesn't take steps forward this year, and I think he will, it will be time for the front office to examine whether or not he really is the right quarterback for this franchise.

What is a reasonable expectation for this team?  IMO anything less than 10-6 is unexcusable.