So over the last couple of weeks I have been criticized for my “click bait” and “hot take” posts here. Apparently being critical of the Titans about things that are concerning on the field falls into those categories....or maybe you can only criticize the team after a loss. I need to refresh myself on the rules.
Here is my promise to you about what I do here at this site- I will never post click bait. You will never see me post anything just to increase page views. That’s not me. Everything I write I believe 100%. I am never creating controversy just because I think it will be good for the brand or whatever.
OK, now that I have that off my chest, let’s talk about the Titans offensive situation. Arthur Smith has no idea what he is doing when it comes to installing a game plan and executing it. The offseason hype train for Art was a lot of fun, but he isn’t ready to be an offensive coordinator. Mike Vrabel should fire him today, but he probably won’t, and to be honest, would it really matter if he did? There is no way the offense is going to be fixed this season.
The most important thing here is that Smith is not allowed to stay on when the Titans have a new quarterback in place next year. I don’t know if that new quarterback will be a veteran or a rookie, but the Titans MUST get someone in here that can be an offensive innovator. At this point I would settle for a competent NFL offense, but that shouldn’t be the goal.
Vrabel’s first offensive coordinator choice when he was hired, allegedly, was Ohio State’s Ryan Day. That would have been a great hire, but it didn’t work out because Urban Meyer is the worst. Vrabel, if he is the one that gets to make the next hire, needs to think outside the box again. The #establishtherun model that this group is working off of just isn’t getting it done in today’s NFL.
The process for hiring a new OC, because again I am working off of the assumption that Vrabel isn’t getting fired even though I think he should, should be starting now. Back up a Brinks truck to that dude’s house and don’t take no for an answer. Let him pick his quarterback from this class and then spend whatever draft capital it takes to go get him. A quarterback on a rookie contract will be cheap and will allow them to fill holes elsewhere in free agency for a couple of years.
The only way the Titans are ever going to be a legitimate contender is to go all in on offense. They have tried every other way, and even in the “good” years it never felt like they were a threat to win the Super Bowl.