The Tennessee Titans added yet another memorable entry to the lengthy anthology of horrors covering our history with the San Diego Chargers. The losing streak is now entering its second decade, and this has to be one of the ugliest of all those loses.
After clearly deciding that getting whacked 34-13 by the Patriots wasn't embarrassing enough, the Titans pulled together as a team to rise to new heights of ineptitude. Losing 38-10 is bad enough, but to make things worse, there wasn't a single aspect of the game in which we looked good. Locker's accuracy was worse than we've ever seen it, and his decision-making was spotty at best. Chris Johnson couldn't run, the line couldn't block, the defense got walked all over and the coaching staff couldn't come up with a way to improve the results.
I'm not going to get into the numbers; they're just too depressing. And, as bad as they are, they don't even tell the whole story of just how poorly the Titans performed.
There will be tons of talk about burning this team to the ground over the next week, and for once, you won't see me chiding over-reactions. This one has to be laid at the feet of the coaches. It certainly feels to me like all is not well behind the scenes, and it's having an effect on the field. Outside of the one anonymous report about unrest regarding Chris Palmer's scheme, there isn't a specific incident I can point to; it's just a stink emanating from BSP right now.
Whatever it is, Munchak, Palmer and Gray better clean it up, or my guess is Bud won't put up with it for long.
P.S. How much of a d*ck move was that last Chargers touchdown? That one had to be some sort of retribution for the Merriman code red incident. It's been a long, long time since I saw that kind of message sent that blatantly.