First Take on the Titans vs. Falcons

Another good performance by this defense wasted. Another poor performance by the WRs. Another set of questionable play calls on offense. Another loss at home.


Another great performance from players like Jurrell Casey (3 tackles) and Wesley Woodyard (6 tackles - 3 assists). Jurrell Casey treated ex-Titan Andy Levitre like a rag doll, and was constantly a disruption. Wesley Woodyard was constantly trying to fire up the crowd, as well as making huge tackles at the right time.

Heads up plays by David Bass (1 INT) and Avery Williamson (4 tackles - 1 assist - 1 INT) kept the Titans in the game until the end.

There are still problems with the defensive backfield, but even with both Michael Griffin and Perrish Cox out of the game it was much improved. Coty Sensabaugh is still a weakness in pass coverage. The defensive backfield should be a major focus of offseason. Until then, let's hope for a quick return of Perrish Cox.


The WRs were just pitiful. Justin Hunter is showing that his tenure with the team might be coming to an end after the season. His inability to make standard catches in the clutch show that with all the his talent he isn't ready.

Kendall Wright had a drop too. I'm not as worried about this from Wright. The entire group struggled without exception.

Dorial Green-Beckham scares me. He is running the routes (sort of), but isn't turning his head like he is expecting the ball. Is he just being used as a decoy, and Mettenberger wasn't aware of this or did he think no one would ever throw him the ball? He is yet another talented player that isn't converting this talent into plays on the field.

Three more players with passing miscues: Both Bishop Sankey and Dexter McCluster had passes they should have caught, but the worst was Zach Mettenberger had two interceptions, one that essentially ended the game.

The one positive thing is with the loss of Andy Galick in the game forced the introduction of a player Joe Looney at center, and he played admirably.

Bottom Line

Until this team learns to do the little things right they will never be a good team. Playing hard and with emotion can only take you so far. The Titans sit at 1 win and 5 losses not because they don't have heart, but because they don't play with their head.