I was really hard on you last year. I got really tired of watching an uninspired football team play uninspired football week in and week out. Every week I wondered if you had the ability to motivate a football team to be focused for 16 games. I eventually came to the conclusion that you did not.
I called for you to be fired because the team looked at times like they didn't have a clue. There didn't seem to be much of a plan at times, and it seemed that your staff was over-matched every week. That had to be the problem because the Titans had plenty of good players on their roster, I foolishly said.
Then, after the Titans looked really good in week 1 this season, I talked about how great it was to finally have a staff that knew what they were doing. I rejoiced that the days of seeing a lifeless, clueless two-toned blue football team were over.
I was wrong, Mike. You were not the problem. The players on this team are the problem. They aren't good enough to compete at a high level every week, and they don't have the leadership in the locker room to rise above the talent deficiencies.
So to you, Mike, I now say that I am sorry. I got caught up in the thought that anything had to be better than what we were seeing. I got the change at head coach that I wanted, but nothing has changed on the field.
I would wish you good luck with your new team, but I really hate the Steelers, so I will say to you that I hope you get another shot to be a head coach in this league with a team that I do not hate.