Titans: I’m Not The Only One

I have been openly critical the past few weeks of our Tennessee Titans and according to an article in today’s Tennessean I am not alone.

Player and coach reactions to this trend interested me the most:

Coach Jeff Fisher interacts with fans now as much as he did when he guided the 1999 Titans to Super Bowl XXXIV.

He said he understands the current public sentiments about the team and promised that he, his staff and his players were working to swing it in a more favorable direction.

“Everybody wants to be perceived as a winner and a successful team. Nobody likes the negative associations that come with losing,” Fisher said. “But you just keep moving. You can’t let that affect you. Anytime we’ve gone through difficult times we’ve said you have a choice to make: you can allow the circumstances to affect your attitude or you can allow your attitude to affect your circumstances.

“That’s what we do. We stay upbeat. We’ve pulled through tough times before and we expect to do it again.”

Several players chose their words carefully when asked about public sentiment.

“It’s probably pretty low, obviously very low,” wide receiver Drew Bennett said. “… I think people are frustrated and they have good reason to be frustrated. I hope people don’t give up on us.”

“It matters because everybody has pride,” safety Chris Hope said. “I know I am a prideful man, and, to a certain extent, it matters what people think about me.”

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth was less politically correct when asked about the team’s standing in the public consciousness. “It doesn’t matter at all. I don’t know what the public thinks about us. I don’t really care, either,” he said. “It’s all about what’s here in this locker room. If we start believing what’s outside, then we’ll be in a sad, sad story.”

Another Sunday is quickly approaching and I am anxiously waiting to see if this team will give us something to look forward to or disappoint us yet again.

For the record, I have been a diehard Titans fan since they moved to Nashville and desperately want them to get back on track. What I won’t stand by for is mediocre play, coaching, and front office management.

For the Titans it’s pretty simple, give the fans 100% effort in every facet of the organization and we will stand behind you. If you do not, we will continue to be vocal with our displeasure.

UPDATE: I just read this tidbit. “Wives of several Titans coaches will be decked out in unique Titans jerseys at Sunday’s game. The jerseys will say “Luv Ya Coach” on the back in a show of support for their husbands.”

Good luck, ladies.

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