Has anyone, other than myself of course, been watching the Tennessee Titans football games this season? This is a team that was completely written off by everyone at the start of the season saying that they’ll be lucky to win 3 or 4 games. Well, here we are 12 games into a 16 game season and the Titans have already surpassed that projection with their fifth win of the season, today against Indy! They now stand at 5-7 which ain’t too bad…well it wouldnt be too bad if they were in the NFC. Last week, the Titans pulled of a huge last second upset against the Giants thanks to their kicker, Rob Bironas. This week it seemed that the Titans were the only ones who hadn’t written themselves off against the Colts as even I had basically bypassed this game expecting it to be a no contest. Vince Young, proving what a great leader the ex-Longhorn truely is, orcastrated yet another comeback against one of the best teams in the league and had it capped by a 60 yard field goal to win it.
I must admit that Jeff Fisher doesnt get nearly enough credit for the performance his team gives week in and week out. Honestly, Fisher is one of the best coaches in the NFL and clearly a master motivator because of his ability to simply outcoach his opposition. Did you see him bring out the punting unit right before the field goal kick so that the Colts would use their last time out? Ingenious. This year was completley written off as a rebuilding year as the team had just dumped their franchise QB as well as a bunch of other players in a struggle to get under the salary cap. Fisher has kept his team motivated and has made sure that they give everything they have every week. If we have learned anything in pro sports, it is that passion and commitment, at the professional level, will always win over pure talent.
The Titans are staying competitive and Vince Young is getting very valuable experience, especially in the pressure situations, and I can really see him being an excellent QB in this league. I was very upset when the Titans took him rather than Leinart in the draft but after the way Young has been playing, I couldn’t be happier and i hope that all Titans fan’s feel the same way.
By the way, the Titans are not playing like a 5-7 team and that may be the reason their wins are so surprising. Since their 0-5 start to the season, the Titans have gone 5-2 with wins against teams like the Eagles, the Giants and the Colts. How about we start giving credit where credit is due and right now, noone deserves more credit than Jeff Fisher.