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Without a doubt, the Titans have the best coach in the division, Jeff Fisher.
They've also got (arguably) the best running back in the league with Chris Johnson (with the biggest ego).
But, what else have they got?
A quarterback... Maybe?
A lot of Titans fans are under the impression that: if Vince Young had started last year, they would have been serious playoff contenders.
Really? Granted the Titans had a better record with Vince Young at the helm (they still got swept by the Colts), but contenders?
Here are the stats. Last year Vince Young played in 12 games (started 10) he threw for 1879 yards and 10 touchdowns with seven picks- his quarterback rating: 82.8. Not bad, except if you look at the real numbers.
As a starter, Vince Young only played against three playoff teams: Indy, San Diego, and Arizona. The Titans only won one of those games, the Arizona Cardinals (minus Kurt Warner). Against the Cardinals backup QB the Titans manged to eke out a 20-17 win. Young threw a whopping... one touchdown.
Then there are the playoff teams they lost to. Against Indy he had a 77.8 quarterback rating (he played sparingly in the first meeting and had a rating of 39.6), not bad- but not good either. Against the Chargers, he went 8 of 21 for 89 yards with two picks- for a quarterback rating of 11.9.
Vince Young needs to make a big jump forward this year, if Titans fans expect the rest of the NFL to start drinking the Vince Young Kool-Aid.
And of course there's one more issue (and it was the same issue for the Jags).
The road to the playoffs in the AFC South goes through Indy. In order to stop the Colts you have to stop Peyton Manning. Although the Titans drafted a pass rusher, Derrick Morgan, in the first round- they still need to find a way to slow down the Colts offense. That's a lot of pressure to put on a rookie defensive end.