Embarassing is far too mild an adjective to describe the Titans performance yesterday.
Putrid is more like it. Disgusting fits. Nauseating is applicable.
I kept looking to find something, anything, encouraging about the game, but didn't see a single thing. I didn't believe the Titans could play much worse than they did in their previous game, but that was wishful thinking.
More to come on this subject in my next article. I'm still too upset about yesterday's ugly performance to write more now and don't know if I'll get over it after the customary 24 hours.
I have to pay quite a lot of money to watch the Titans live over here in England and it is that that kept me watching to the end. This was actually an even worse experience than the loss to the Patriots in 2009 - at least then I took some masochistic pleasure in wondering how many points would be scored. It is hard to understand why a team that looked so good against the Ravens could look so dreadful but they clearly weren't prepared physically or mentally for the game yesterday. The commentators on CBS made some comments about a lot of teams playing badly this year after coming off an early bye, but that isn't much of an excuse. On the other hand, I don't think many us expected the Titans to do better than 8-8 this year and they're bang on target for that!