The only good news from this game is that it is only preseason, so there is really no need to spend a lot of time worrying about the things we saw tonight. Are there some causes for concern? Sure, but at the end of the day this game means absolutely nothing. As JimR said in the open game thread (which was excellent tonight):
Just keep repeating:
"It’s only a pre-season game." Remember, Detroit won all their pre-season games last year.
The first team offense looked lost for the second week in a row. Chris Johnson and LenDale White combine for 7 yards on 4 carries. I do realize the Titans aren't doing any type of scheming for these games, but I am a slight bit concerned at the inability to get anything done on the ground.
Kerry Collins was better this week than last but still didn't light the world on fire. He ended the game 8 of 11 for 55 yards and a touchdown. Both of the guys behind him looked pretty bad.
The lone bright spot of the game was Javon Ringer. Ringer may end up being the steal of the 2009 draft. He is the classic guy who doesn't have the measureables teams are looking for, but he is a really good football player. He has good vision, which is what will most likely make him end up as the kick returner, and he has good game speed. He cannot replace CJ, but he can step in and make some plays if CJ misses time because of an injury.
Shake this one off. There are obviously a lot of things this team needs to fix, but at the end of the day this game doesn't mean anything. I hope that is going to help me sleep.
Be sure and check back tomorrow for the roll call and some statistical analysis from the game.