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The Titans season is here! Final thoughts before the opener

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I cannot think of a time where the Titans first game has been more anticipated. Most of us believe that this roster is talented enough to do special things. We believed that last year as well, but we had a coaching staff that was holding them back. Then our hero, Amy Adams Strunk, stepped up to the plate and fired Mike Mularkey. A new era of Titans football was born.

They hired a coaching staff that we still don’t know a ton about to this point. What we do know is that they are going to run an offense from this century. It is going to be fit to what Marcus Mariota does well. We can’t be 100% confident in it to this point because of the inconsistency in the preseason, but it will be different, and that is what we were all begging for in the second half of last season.

Today is a game the Titans need to win. I do think the Dolphins will have a pretty good year, but they aren’t going to be in the top third of the AFC. These are the types of games a team that thinks they can be in the top third need to win.

With that being said, please, please, please don’t overreact if they don’t win today. Tomorrow is called over-reaction Monday for a reason. There will be plenty of teams that are declared Super Bowl contenders and plenty of teams that are left for dead tomorrow that will swap places before December. People were trying to bury the Patriots at multiple points last season. The Eagles were left for dead when Carson Wentz got hurt. We saw how those 2 things played out.

Enjoy this season. I do think it is going to be a special one, but even if it isn’t, we are only guaranteed to get to see the Titans play 16 times this season. 16 times. Think about how long that offseason just was...and they played into mid-January. Football season is so, so short. There is no reason to not enjoy the games we get to watch.

I would also urge everyone here to be civil with each other. At the end of the day, we are all Titans fans. We may have different opinions about the way we think things should go down, but the ultimate hope for all of us is to see the team holding the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season. It will happen one day!

If you are new here, welcome! We will have a ton of stuff going on every Sunday. Terry will have inactives. We will have an open thread for you to discuss the game while it is happening. Terry will be back with a quick recap. There will be a ton of detailed content after the game as well. Stay locked in here all day!

Happy Opening Sunday. GO TITANS!!