Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Munchak entered the season with high expectations. The roster was filled with capable offensive linemen and a stingy, revamped defense.
Instead, the Titans have lost every game against a division opponent this year, and Chris Johnson is averaging a career-low yards per attempt and yards per game.
The offensive scheme has been all over the place this year, with or without Locker under center. While a spread offense seemed to benefit both quarterbacks, whether Locker or Fitzpatrick was taking the snap, Munchak and the coaching staff have seemed firmly focused on sticking with the run game and two-receiver sets.
With the signing of Shonn Greene, Munchak and the coaches have been firm to include the backup running back in the game, even if he seems out of place. Instead of using Greene in short yardage or as a change-of-pace back, he's put on the field almost at random, trying to get the blistering back his touches even if that sacrifices shying away from the hot hand.
Only recently has Walker emerged as a serious threat in the receiving game, and it took until Week 11 for the coaching staff to implement more of the short crossing routes into the game plan, much more suited for a quarterback lacking serious arm strength.
The current head coach hasn't had the answers for why his team hasn't been successful, and his generic responses don't take any sort of responsibility for some tough losses.
Whether Tennessee has enough left in the tank to contend for the playoffs is yet to be seen. If the Titans somehow manage to be in contention over the final few weeks, another loss should result in a change at head coach during the offseason.