The fans in Tennessee are speaking with their remote controls and declaring that they’re fed up with the Titans.
Sunday’s 55-7 loss to the Packers had a 16.5 local TV rating, the lowest local rating for a Titans game since the 2005 season, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports. That 2005 season represented rock bottom for the Titans: Their 4-12 record that year was the lowest since the franchise moved to Tennessee in 1997.
But this season, with the Titans not only losing (their 5-10 record is the worst since 2005) but frequently getting blown out (the Packers game was their sixth loss by 21 points or more this season), is every bit as miserable as 2005 for Tennessee fans. It’s bad enough when your team is losing, but when your team is falling behind by 20 points in the second quarter, it’s easy to simply turn off the TV and do something else with your Sunday afternoon.
That may be bad news for Titans coach Mike Munchak. Titans owner Bud Adams has made no secret that he’s frustrated this season, and when the customers are frustrated, too, that usually leads the owner to take action. If Titans fans want to see the team make big changes this offseason, demonstrating their apathy may be the best way to convince Adams to make those changes.