The Titans might be giving up 70% more points per game this season, but it feels like 3,000% more. One big culprit is our ineffectiveness in the red zone, but to many astute observers the primary reason for the regression is piss-poor coaching.
There’s a lot of talk around town about LP Field not being as packed or as loud as it used to be, so your faithful MCM editorial crew are making a field call to see if we can fix that right quick. I for one am excited to finally see the Titans line up against the Colts at home without being surrounded by Vols fans in Manning jerseys.
Chris Johnson is not always the most political when it comes to answering tough questions when things aren’t going well, but the upshot of that is he’s more than willing to spread the praise when things are clicking in the run game.
And hopefully, he’ll have plenty more praise to pass about after Sunday’s game, if PFF is to be believed.
As the injuries pile-up, it’s the special teams that are taking a real beating. We could line up to return and cover kicks without the likes of Tommie Campbell, Patrick Bailey, Zac Diles or Will Witherspoon, and counting on newly-signed Xavier Adibi to step in right away. Keep an eye on that, especially since the coverages have been shaky at times this season.
If Michael Roos can’t go on Sunday, it’ll be up to Mike Otto to make good on all the years the Titans staff has kept him on the roster while asking very little in return.
Michael Griffin managed to avoid getting fined for the hit on Stevie Johnson that drew a sorry 15-yard flag.
This game will be many of the Titans’ coaches and fans first time to see Andrew Luck in person, but several of the players on the team have seen all they care to see of Luck from back in their college days. Jurrell Casey, DaJohn Harris, Akeem Ayers and Alterraun Verner were some of the players who know their former Pac-10 opponent all too well.