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The Tennessee Titans, who blitzed the least of any team last season in the NFL (at least according to MNF's crew), came out with guns blazing.
Matt Leinart had very little time to throw.
And when he did, he looked a little razzled.
So it's no real surprise that he only finished 4-6 for 28 yards.
The running game also felt the heat of the Titans game plan, as Tim Hightower simply had no where to run.
I imagine if the coaching staff had a little more time, they would have made some serious adjustments to what the Titans were bringing on defense.
And I think Leinart would've been okay.
But if you put yourself if Leinart's shoes for a second, you'll realize that the staff had not prepared him to face blitz after blitz.
Yes, he could've hung in longer, like Warner did. But Leinart, as we all know, isn't Warner.
But Leinart also didn't have Fitzgerald and Doucet, and no help from the running game.
Could he have played better? Absolutely.
But the game plan the Titans brought certainly made a big difference.