Welp, this is not fun as a Titans fan.
Two straight divisional losses. It pains me to even write those words.
The Titans choked the game away last week versus the Colts. This week the Titans didn't even seem to show up at all.
Tonight Mariota was sloppy, and the offensive line looked really really bad. The defense does the best it can, its pretty decent overall. 7 of the Jags 20 points came off of a muffed punt by Adoreè Jackson which gave the Jags stupidly good field position and they ended up scoring. So I definitely don't fully blame that TD on the defense.
The main problem is the offense. I really wish Mariota would play with more of a sense of urgency. He looks way too relaxed in the pocket sometimes. The offense is just painful to watch in general.
Some Titans fans are slowly starting to mention backup quarterback Ryan Tannehill's name more and more. I am a Mariota supporter, I think its maybe too early to pull him out yet. With the Titans abysmal o-line I don't think Tannehill would be able to perform much better.
I fear another 9-7 season or perhaps even worse.
All I can do is watch and hope. Overall the Titans have shown ok resiliency in recent years. But I don't want resiliency to be my squad's main trait as a team. Ughhhhhh.
The team gets a slightly longer week to rest up for their next game at Atlanta which I suppose is a somewhat winnable game. But its definitely going to be very tough, no question about it.
After that game at the Falcons the Titans' suspended offensive tackle Taylor Lewan will return from his four game suspension. Hopefully he can help stop the bleeding on the o-line, at least somewhat.
Also, starting offensive guard Kevin Pamphile has been injured and hopefully he will be able to return soon and help as well.
Honestly though I am not feeling too optimistic for the Titans to make a playoff push or anything. Maybe they will bounce back.
All I can do is watch, unfortunately. Blahhh. Titanup.
No matter what happens though, the Titans are my team. Titanup.