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I'll post my thoughts on the game later on tonight. About to leave, and if I get started, I'm not gonna stop... The team should feel bad about themselves, and Fulmer should be thinking about his future without the University of Tennessee.
This is the second game this season that our defense looked horrible. I think we gave up over 550 yards on defense? Thats inexcusable, no matter how good the opponent. The players looked like they had no clue about what they needed to do. Tebow had no trouble at all torching us whether through the air or with his feet. All he had to do was dip his shoulder, and he could bomb it to whoever he wanted. That's pathetic.
As for offense, so much for the "best offensive line in recent memory," according to Fulmer. 38 yards net rushing? Against a D-Line that struggles against the run? Thats not good. Not to mention, we never tried to establish the run. I mean, did we have an offensive game plan? Arian Foster looked bad...he played great his freshman year, but since then, I've not been impressed. Too slow, and thinks he can make spin moves and dodge tacklers. And Ainge needs to get over this finger... I actually think sitting him out of the Arkansas St. game and letting Crompton play will be a good idea. Its a game we can win without him, and we have a bye week afterwards. That gives him 3 weeks to heal.
And for Fulmer, I think he may be gone after this year. The California game wasn't a big loss, to me. It was a vengeance game for them, and our guys didn't want it as badly as they did. But with the Florida blowout, we're 1-2 and we have just started SEC play. We could very well lose to Georgia(Home), 'Bama(Away), South Carolina(Home), Arkansas(Home), and Kentucky(Away). Thats 5 possible losses, though they are very winable, we could lose with the way we've played defense. Not to mention, Fulmer only has a .600 or so winning percentage in the 2000's. I don't think he's a bad coach, but a change is needed. And if we do make that change, I'd totally be for getting a young, offensive minded HC. Try to bring more quality skill players here. I know our bread and butter is a good defense and running game, but how well has that worked for us? And look at the past SEC and National Champions? Yeah...for once I'd like us to put up 50+ against an opponent that we're supposed to smash, instead of a 21-10 game.
Want to see something alarming? Copied this from another post:
Fulmer is 15-14 for the last 29. He's 26-26 against current SEC coaches, 1-4 against his last 5 ranked teams, 4-15 against his last 19 SEC teams with winning records, and 2-5 in bowl games with all losses being by double digits.
fat phil has got to go. ive never been more embaraassed. im with you guys on the young innovative head coach. who are some guys that you all would suggest as replacements? boise states coach? rutgers coach? idk. one guy i think we should kind of ask in secret maybe would be bob stoops. i mean tennessee has got to be an upgrade in terms of living area over oklahoma right?
You think that the University of Tennessee could somehow pry Norm Chow from the Titans? Or am I speaking heresy for think that my favorite college team should take a great coach from my favorite professional team?
Eh, I don't even know anymore. One week I'm fine with our offense, and the next I'm frustrated with it. I remember when we went with Randy Shannan as our OC, and we sucked. Then we bring back Cutcliffe, and our offense can score. But ball control offense doesn't work if the defense sucks and the special teams blows. And the fact the Fulmer and Cutcliffe are sticking to it is frustrating me. But I could only listen to the game on the radio, and half the time I actually didn't care. I instead talked on the phone for an hour during the second half cause I wasn't interested. And I love football and hate talking on the phone. So I dunno how well it went or what the play calling was. Ugh...just some creativity and adaptation the coaching staff would do wonders for this team. As of right now, I have no confidence in it or the staff.
Originally posted by Pit Bull #53
I'd love for us to get a coach that uses the spread offense.
Is the "spread offense" you're referring to the "spread-option offense," Pit Bull? I don't want to hire a coach that runs the option offense, for some reason.
the name i keep hearing pop up in the replacement of fulmer is jon gruden, but one i thought of earlier today, how about steve mariucci? he's kinda of an offensive guru and a pretty young guy. plus he seems like he'd be a very good college coach.
also, do any of you guys have a favorite nfl team besides the titans. the titans are definitely my favorite team but before we got the titans i was always a cowboys fan, and i still am to this day they are just my second favorite.
I'm very much a Titans homer. But, I do have other teams that I like, and they chance every year. I play a lot of fantasy football too, so I get interested in other teams too.
I have a good friend who is a Hurricane Katrina refugee, and he's a big Saints/LSU fan. So I root for them, especially now that they drafted Meachem. I rooted for Al Wilson and the Broncos the year Pittsburgh won the Super Bowl. I love Chad Johnson, so I watch the Bengals when I can. I also like Tony Dungy and Peyton Manning, so the Colts are tolerable. ;) I like Tomlinson too, but kinda neutral the Chargers.
I guess I like teams based on the players I like. I think I can say that even if I didn't live in Tennessee, I would still be a Titans fan based on Vince Young.