New Titans coach Mike Munchak is taking over a 6-10 team that has given up on its franchise quarterback. But he says that doesn’t make the Titans a rebuilding team.
“Our team, it is not rebuilding,” Munchak said Saturday. “We were 5-3 last year at the halfway point. We are not happy how it ended up, but we were as good as anybody the first part of the season.”
Actually, the Titans weren’t really as good as anybody the first part of the season: When they were 5-3, our Week Nine power rankings had them as the 12th-best team in the league.
But Munchak insists that what the Titans showed over the first half of 2010 is enough to suggest that they can be a good team for all of 2011.
“We are not sitting here saying because we have a new head coach, or because we were 6-10 last year we are expecting this to be an off year. We are expecting good things,” Munchak said. “I am not going to predict what we may or may not do, but I guarantee we are going to be fun to watch and we are going to bring excitement back on Sunday afternoon and our goal is obviously to win, and win now.”