In 2011, The Tenneseee Titans were undervalued by analysts. The expectations were set very low outside Baptists Sports Park, considering the Titans had so much uncertainty surrounding them prior to the start of the preseason.
They were the last team to solidify their head coach, promoting O-line coach Mike Munchak to the head coach position after the departure of long-tenured coach Jeff Fisher.
The supporting cast of coaches were late additions as well.
Little time was available to get in draftees post-lockout, in addition to creating a game plan to put the team in a position to succeed. None of these setbacks were more obvious than that of the CJ2K holdout for his big payday.
However, in 2011, the Titans surpassed external expectations but fell short of their own goal—the playoffs. In fact, the Titans were the only 9-7 team in the NFL to not make the playoffs. In this article, we will look at the top six players that need to make an impact in 2012 in order for the Titans to take that next step and make it to the playoffs in the 2012-2013 season.