2009 NFL season in review: Tennessee Titans
Sure maybe they were just another 8-8 team, but let us not forget that they started 0-6, or the magical season off RB Chris Johnson. After such a poor start, it is a real credit to Head Coach Jeff Fisher that he did not lose his team, and was able to motivate them to a non losing season. Fisher may just be the best head coach in the NFL today, and if he were ever fired by the Titans he would have a new job before he got to his car. He has managed this team through everything including a relocation from Texas.
The Titans offense put up 354 points, or 22.1/game. That was good enough for 16th amongst the 32 NFL clubs. Now this team has a bit of a QB crisis on its hands. It seems the Kerry Collins has played himself out of the starting job, and while owner Bud Adams loves Vince Young most of us wonder if he can handle the job full time. That is the question that this team must answer as soon as possible. Of course the running game is sound, and should continue to be.
On the defensive side of the ball things aren’t as great. The 2009 Titan defense gave up 402 wins, or 25.1 points/game. Their takeaway differential was -4, and that seems to indicate that the work on this club must be made on the defensive side of the ball. While they got 31 sacks in 2009, it seems a playmaking Defensive End is at the top of their needs. Since they also gave up 4,363 yards through the air they could use some playmakers in the secondary as well.
In the end the Titans are a lot closer to competing for division titles and playoff spots than the 16 tams we have covered to this point. A nice addition to their defense in the 2010 draft and they may be ready to go, if their QB situation works out.