The 2012 season was a bitter disappointment for the Tennessee Titans and head coach Mike Munchak after the team surprised many in 2011. A 6-10 season and a league-worst and franchise-record scoring defense now leave Munchak in a playoffs-or-bust scenario next season.
There has been an assortment of changes made to the coaching staff on offense, defense and special teams, all in the hope of getting things turned around in a hurry.
The Titans are a team filled with promise and possibilities, but they continue to find their individual and collective potential to be unattainable. Jake Locker showed promise early in the year, but he struggled mightily toward the end.
Chris Johnson is still yet to show the talent that he put on display in 2009, and let's not even get started with Kenny Britt. Those are just the marquee names on the team, there's plenty more on defense. I'm talking about you, Michael Griffin.
What the team needs is more players who can elevate the play of those around them or simply help to cover their mistakes. The biggest areas of need heading into free agency are: safety, guard, defensive end and middle linebacker.
Let's take a look at who the Titans could target at those positions and more when free agency rolls around.