The Titans' players and coaches have one major goal to accomplish over the bye week: fix the damned run game. The have the brains in house to get this done, even if they aren't going to get much more from the interior offensive linemen. Lets not forget that Munch, while he was known as the offensive line coach, was also the running game coordinator for Heimerdinger. He was the guy who installed the plays and made the rushing calls that got CJ to 2,000 yards, so I have to believe that with the extra time to focus on it, Munch can at least get us back to mediocre. That small level of progress would probably be worth 3-4 wins through the rest of the schedule.
The new CBA is going to do us no favors when it comes to fixing the run game: after a regular practice yesterday, the players aren't allowed to practice until the 17th. That really sucks considering how shoddy the blocking and tackling were on Sunday.
Munch says that the communication issues we saw on Sunday were the result of the Titans running an unusually large number of 'options routes', where the WRs are allowed to change their route based on the coverage. Of course, we've been running those all year without the absurd number of mistakes we saw Sunday. Option routes are a standard part of the NFL playbook, but on Sunday everyone decided to forget what they were supposed to do.
Hasselbeck's worst week so far as a Titan also resulted in his worst-yet DYAR rating from FO.
PFF' installment of Re-focused has some harsh words for Will WItherspoon, Michael Griffin and pretty much every Titan not named Alterraun Verner (who gets the label 'future superstar').
Boclair dives deep into the mistakes that killed us in Pittsburgh.
Breaking news: our rushing attack is a dumpsterfire.
More thoughts on the running game form Munch.
Yep, still a jackass.
The owners and players are still haggling over HGH testing.
Kevin Vickerson pissed off a lot of his former teammates by simulating the snap count a few weeks ago, but now he'll have to do that from the couch.
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