Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz has his team going in the right direction while Jeff Fisher has the Titans going the wrong way.
I wrote the comment for Griffin's selection:
Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?
It was the beginning of November and the talented but seemingly troubled Randy Moss had just worn out his welcome in Minnesota as he was surprisingly released. In a matter of a few days, the speculation of Moss coming to the city of Nashville became a reality, as the Titans claimed the future Hall of Fame WR off the waiver wire.
Fast-forwarding to the present, nearly two months and a measly five catches later, one of the biggest stories surrounding the Titans' struggles has been the non-impact of Randy Moss, who after being ignored when he was on the playing field, has been relegated to the sidelines since Kenny Britt's return from his hamstring injury.
|Jeff Fisher has coached the Titans to losses in seven of the last eight games.|
When Bud Adams summons Jeff Fisher to Houston after the end of the season, he'll probably want to know some things. Little things. Like why the team, which he pays Fisher to coach, lost eight of its last nine games. And why his team hasn't won a postseason game in seven years. And why the team with the best record in the league two years ago hasn't done diddly squat since then.
I'm sure Fisher's excuses will be well rehearsed. He's good at splainin things.
I'm not sure if Bud will buy the goods Fisher will be trying to sell him. I hope not.
Thanks to an uninspiring first-half performance, the Tennessee Titans clinched a losing season with their 34-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The combination of a poor defensive effort and a struggling offense paved the way for the Titans' 31-7 halftime-deficit.
On the afternoon, the Chiefs had little trouble dominating on the offensive side of the football, as indicated by QB Matt Cassel passing for 314 yards and KC's rushing attack doing their part with 152 on the ground.
Additional thoughts on today's Titans' loss, after the break.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
LB Charlie Anderson, FB Mike Cox, S Reshard Langford, WR Quentin Lawrence, C Rudy Niswanger, QB Tyler Palko (#3 QB), DT Anthony Toribio, S Donald Washington
DE Hall Davis, S Vinny Fuller, WR Lavelle Hawkins, DT Jovan Haye, S Robert Johnson, T/G Troy Kropog, QB Rusty Smith (#3 QB), LB David Thornton
Donald Washington was listed as out for the Chiefs on the injury report, and all other players were probable. Haye was not listed on the injury report for the Titans, and as Jim Wyatt notes, that means the Titans kept Marques Douglas and Malcolm Sheppard over Jovan; I wouldn't read too much into this, as it's more time to evaluate them. Bo Scaife is also active. I haven't seen any reports on starters on way or the other, so I presume Collins will be starting and Bo may be as well. That said, Stevens has actually been in the starting lineup plenty this season.
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