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PFTV looks at the Titans' troubles

The fall has been stunning.  From 13-2 as of December to 0-8.

So what’s up with the Tennessee Titans?  Since everyone else is pondering the issue, we figured we should take a crack at it, too.

So here we go.

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27 Responses to “PFTV looks at the Titans' troubles”
  1. Roboto says: Oct 22, 2009 12:16 PM

    I am never coming back to post on this retarded site. Horrible stuff. NBC Sports has got to be the worst crap out there.

  2. C.Bass says: Oct 22, 2009 12:59 PM

    1. Bulluck and LeWhale stomp on Terrible Towel.
    2. Titans lose next 8 games (and counting). One loss by 59 points. LOL.
    3. Steelers win 6th SB.

  3. Hap says: Oct 22, 2009 1:11 PM

    I heard that The Bengals offered Ochocinco for Marty B and there were other parameters untold. Any truth to the rumor anyone ?

  4. mike says: Oct 22, 2009 1:15 PM

    Oh look! Something about the towel!
    All hail the towel! Blessed be those who comfort with the towel!
    Towel! Towel! Towel! Towel! Towel! Towel! Towel! Towel! Towel! Towel! Towel! Towel!
    Amen.

  5. DMurph says: Oct 22, 2009 1:48 PM

    Maybe they just overacheived last year and weren’t that good.

  6. peoli says: Oct 22, 2009 1:53 PM

    Here is how the Titans get better.
    1. Heimerdinger leaves. He is calling the same plays from 10 years ago. They are outdated, McNair, Whychek and George are gone and the plays dont work anymore. The plays are stale and they have run their course.
    2. LenDale White leaves. He is no Eddie George and his ego is wildly disporportionate to his running abilities. He fumbles games away constantly and has a 1 yd rushing average over 3 years. Then he brags about how great he is. He is not smash. I pity the fool who picks him up as a free agent next year.
    3. Kerry Collins takes his hard luck hilbilly career into retirement. He was a band-aid last year and now he is done. I dont know if VY is the answer but if the Titans are going to lose they should lose with VY. At least everyone will know once and for all what he can do. Then we can make a more informed decision for next year.
    4. Don’t ever deactivate Jevon Kearse. Ever.

  7. Frank Burns says: Oct 22, 2009 1:55 PM

    Funny, the fools who laugh at the Towel Curse are the same Einsteins who offer no other explanation.
    Same team. Same QB. Same star RB. Same head coach.
    Goes from top seed best record, to not being able to buy a single win.
    The Ravens lost their D coordinator, key defensive player (Scott), still can win a game. So what happened here?
    Well towel doubters, let’s hear your theories…

  8. Frank Burns says: Oct 22, 2009 2:00 PM

    P.S. Haynesworth was out several games last year and Tennessee had no trouble winning. Sorry, towel doubters, you’ll have to do better.
    P.S.S. Just knowing LenDale White has to live with the shame of being the league’s laughingstock, a total joke, is way sweet.

  9. nietzescher says: Oct 22, 2009 2:35 PM

    Frank Burns:
    Haynesworth started 14 games last year. He was not out “several games.” The Titans lost one of the two games he missed.
    Chuck Cecil is playing a soft zone against every team he faces. The Titans’ top two cornerbacks are out with injuries. Kerry Collins wasn’t all that great last year – look up his numbers if you don’t believe me – and now he’s forcing throws since he’s constantly playing from behind.
    These are rational, logical reasons for the Titans’ woes. The towel has absolutely nothing to do with anything. You superstitious fools make me sick.

  10. nietzescher says: Oct 22, 2009 3:01 PM

    And let’s take a look at some of the losses since the towel stomping:
    The last two losses of the ’08 regular season came after the Titans had locked up the #1 seed, so they were resting their starters. Then they lost in the playoffs against a great Ravens team, a team the Titans were only able to beat in the regular season due to a questionable roughing the passer call against Suggs. This year, the Titans lost in OT against the defending world champions without ever getting a possession in OT, they lost a shootout to Houston because of rookie mistakes and an utter lack of pass defense, they ran into a red-hot Jets team and lost. The Jags game was just embarrassing – crappy David Garrard threw for 300+ yards, incontrovertible proof that the Titans’ defense is worse because of Chuck Cecil. Then they played two of the best teams in the AFC, one of them in the snow, and got destroyed.
    You don’t need to invoke a towel to explain any of that. Injuries + personnel changes + Collins having to do too much + good old-fashioned bad luck = The Titans aren’t that good anymore.

  11. Frank Burns says: Oct 22, 2009 3:19 PM

    nietzescher says:
    October 22, 2009 2:35 PM
    Frank Burns:
    Haynesworth started 14 games last year. He was not out “several games.” The Titans lost one of the two games he missed.
    Chuck Cecil is playing a soft zone against every team he faces. The Titans’ top two cornerbacks are out with injuries. Kerry Collins wasn’t all that great last year – look up his numbers if you don’t believe me – and now he’s forcing throws since he’s constantly playing from behind.
    These are rational, logical reasons for the Titans’ woes. The towel has absolutely nothing to do with anything. You superstitious fools make me sick.
    —————————————-
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/269407-is-the-curse-of-the-terrible-towel-still-haunting-the-tennessee-titans
    Since the Titans players, namely LenDale White, Javon Kearse and Keith Bulluck, were disrespectful to the Terrible Towel, here is how the Titans have done.
    Week 17, 2008 – Indianapolis 23 / Tennessee 0
    Divisional playoffs 2008 – Baltimore 13 / Tennessee 10
    Week 1, 2009 – Pittsburgh 13 / Tennessee 10
    Week 2, 2009 – Houston 34 / Tennessee 31
    Week 3, 3009 – New York Jets 24 / Tennessee 21
    Week 4, 2009 – Jacksonville 37 / Tennessee 17
    The fact is, since the Terrible Towel stomp, the Titans have not been able to win a game, losing six straight.
    Is this coincidence, or are they suffering the same fate as the other teams before them? Your guess is as good as mine, but unless something happens against the Colts Sunday, Tennessee will again be knocked out of the playoffs.

  12. Frank Burns says: Oct 22, 2009 3:21 PM

    Way to avoid reality, nietzecher… it’s been “bad luck”? Ha ha. Gosh, and wherever did that come from, I wonder?

  13. gooboy6 says: Oct 22, 2009 3:25 PM

    McNair

  14. Frank Burns says: Oct 22, 2009 3:27 PM

    I love these Titan fans who just stand can’t Steeler fans having the last laugh over this… enjoy your humiliation, how ya like being the NFL’s joke now?
    Why lash back at us like babies, so desperate to show that there’s such “logic” behind the downfall, don’t believe that Towel stuff, blah blah blah, wahhhhh! Why lash at us? It’s really LenDale you have to blame for all of this.

  15. Frank Burns says: Oct 22, 2009 3:36 PM

    nietzescher says:
    October 22, 2009 2:35 PM
    Frank Burns:
    Haynesworth started 14 games last year. He was not out “several games.” The Titans lost one of the two games he missed.
    Chuck Cecil is playing a soft zone against every team he faces. The Titans’ top two cornerbacks are out with injuries. Kerry Collins wasn’t all that great last year – look up his numbers if you don’t believe me – and now he’s forcing throws since he’s constantly playing from behind.
    These are rational, logical reasons for the Titans’ woes. The towel has absolutely nothing to do with anything. You superstitious fools make me sick.
    ————————————–
    Funny, the Titans had no prob winning that game vs. the Steelers without Haynesworth, and all I heard then was what a stud his replacement was. So much so, they didn’t even re-sign the “great” Haynesworth afterwards.
    Then after the towel stomping, it all changed…
    Keep on grasping at those straws dude.
    Face it, it IS all about the Towel.

  16. Frank Burns says: Oct 22, 2009 3:55 PM

    Coincidence you say?
    Dec. 4, 2005. The Cincinnati Bengals visited Heinz Field to play the Steelers, with the AFC North title on the line. In a high scoring game, the Bengals defeated the Steelers 38-31.
    At the end of the game, T.J. Houshmandzadeh took a Terrible Towel, shined his dirty cleats with it, and threw it on the ground.
    Cincinnati did win the division, and in their first playoff game in almost 20 years, hosted those same Pittsburgh Steelers.
    On the Bengals first drive, Carson Palmer was lost for the game, tearing his ACL when Kimo Von Olhoffen rolled up on his knee.
    The Bengals unraveled, with rumors of a fight between Chad Johnson and a member of the coaching staff (where there were supposedly punches thrown) at half time.
    That is the same year the Steelers would go on to win their fifth Lombardi Trophy.
    Still think it is coincidence?
    When the Arizona Cardinals were preparing to depart for Super Bowl XLIII, the city had a pep rally for the team at the airport.
    Even though no member of the team, or coaching staff did anything disrespectful, the Mayor of Arizona acted as if he were blowing his nose on the Terrible Towel, even after coach Ken Whisenhunt asked him not to.
    The result, again, was a defeat to the disrespectful team.

  17. nietzescher says: Oct 22, 2009 3:59 PM

    Frank Burns, I presented you with rational arguments as to why the Titans aren’t good anymore, and you completely neglected them all and continue to point to the terrible towel, like a dumb ape who doesn’t know any better. Until you manage to come up with a single valid counter-argument, I’m not going to respond anymore, because morons like you aren’t worth my time.
    The Titans didn’t resign Haynesworth because a defensive player who only participates in 60% of a team’s snaps, no matter how good that player is, isn’t worth $100 million. Haynesworth leaving was a huge loss, but if they had paid him, they would be completely strangled by that contract. If you weren’t completely insane, you’d realize this.

  18. SteelTown_6 says: Oct 22, 2009 4:20 PM

    “mike says: October 22, 2009 1:15 PM
    Oh look! Something about the towel! ”
    Karma.
    kar·ma (kär’mə) n.
    1. Hinduism & Buddhism The total effect of a person’s actions and conduct during the successive phases of the person’s existence, regarded as determining the person’s destiny.
    2. Fate; destiny.

  19. Newguy says: Oct 22, 2009 4:47 PM

    Question for Frank Burns: Did TJ Hush leaving Cinci terminate the Cinci curse or did L White’s actions?
    Nietzescher: You identified many factors, all of which probably played a roll. Were those independent events or were they the mechanisms the Towel used?

  20. Stihler fan says: Oct 22, 2009 4:55 PM

    Behold the mystical powers of The Terribl Towel. Be afraid, be VERY afraid!

  21. nietzescher says: Oct 22, 2009 5:00 PM

    “You identified many factors, all of which probably played a roll. Were those independent events or were they the mechanisms the Towel used?”
    You. Have. To. Be. Kidding. Me.
    OK, you’re right. All of you are right. The Tennessee Titans are forever cursed by a piece of cloth. We can only hope and pray that LenDale and the rest of that afflicted club beg for mercy from the Mighty Towel, before they lose every single game this season. The National Football League is ruled by the whims of a towel, The Titans are utterly doomed, 9/11 was an inside job, and we’re really in the matrix. I’m going to go get drunk.

  22. Stihler fan says: Oct 22, 2009 5:11 PM

    New Guy:
    There is no logic to the power of The Towel. You can’t explain the power of The Towel. You just accept the power of The Towel on faith. Those of you who don’t are in considerable peril. Repent now!

  23. Frank Burns says: Oct 22, 2009 5:34 PM

    Good question, Newguy… as this is the Bungals’ first year without him, we’ll have to see. So far, though, there are a lot of people talking about how they don’t seem to be the same ol’ Bungals though. Coincidence?
    I personally can’t wait for the day when some reporter asks LenDale about the Towel. That should be fun!

  24. slipkid says: Oct 22, 2009 5:40 PM

    the titans caught a lot of breaks last year, and were healthy most of the year. losing a back in the playoff game didnt help.
    no starting quality CBs? that hurts bad.
    but losing albert seems to have hurt the pass rush – tennessee has no pass d whatsoever. they are doing ok against the run – but that may reflect 2 things
    a. always selling out 8 guys in the box to stop the run (inviting the pass) – fewer runs against means comparatively fewer run yards allowed
    b. no albert to crush the pocket, thus no longer freeing up DEs to run wild – more complete passes
    c.

  25. Newguy says: Oct 22, 2009 6:39 PM

    “You. Have. To. Be. Kidding. Me.”
    Yeah. So?
    And given Cinci’s experience Tenn will be back on track when they cut L White or some other team disrepcts the Towel. Can’t be sure which is the key.
    Remember, proceeds for the Towel go to a school forhandicapped children. That is the foundation for the curse.

  26. footballisfun says: Oct 22, 2009 8:02 PM

    slipkid,
    You’re being far too logical for this site.

  27. C.Bass says: Oct 22, 2009 10:34 PM

    nietzescher:
    You stated: “I presented you with rational arguments as to why the Titans aren’t good anymore…I’m not going to respond anymore, because morons like you aren’t worth my time.”
    Well you did respond one hour later. Not to Frank BUrn but to another “Moron”. I guess you couldn’t help yourself.
    Here are your “rational arguments”:
    1. “they ran into a red-hot Jets team and lost”. That’s an arguement? I doubt the Bills agree.
    2. “The Jags game was just embarrassing – crappy David Garrard threw for 300+ yards, incontrovertible proof that the Titans’ defense is worse because of Chuck Cecil.” How is that an arguement? That’s just a statement that the Titans stink.
    3. “Then they played two of the best teams in the AFC, one of them in the snow, and got destroyed.” Once again, not a reason last year’s best team stinks now. I guess snow = Tenn can’t play but almost sets record for point differential?
    4. So a team that beats the eventually SB Champions last year without Haynesworth or Van Den Bosh, somehow can’t win 1 single game this year? Is already eliminated from the playoffs after 6 weeks, and has a head coach who wears Peyton’s jersey.
    Sucks to be you. You can Thank Bulluck and LeWhale for stomping on the towel.
    Here we GO!!

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