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The worst thing for me about this game was watching a team that was the first to lose to the Jacksonville Jaguars, then the worst team in the NFL, play pretty close with the Broncos, perhaps the best team in the NFL, for most of the game.
What that tells me is that the Titans are a team that is on the verge of being very good, but they just aren't there yet.
Now a healthy Jake Locker might have put them over the edge this season, but at this point, it's starting to look like getting 16 games out of Locker won't happen.
Quarterback isn't the only hole, though. The Titans need an upgrade at middle linebacker, and the offensive line has to play better, but quarterback, being the most important position on the team, is obviously the big need.
Chances are that a new regime will be in Tennessee for 2014, and it'll probably want a quarterback of its own. If it can get one to play well and stay healthy, the Titans can be a playoff team.