The Tennessee Titans were less than two minutes away from getting shut out for the first time ever at Nissan Stadium.
But then it happened. Tre McBride caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Zach Mettenberger to put the Titans on the board with 1:31 left in the game.
The good news was that the Titans weren’t gonna be shut out.
The bad news is that the Houston Texans won the game 34-6.
Yes, the same average Texans team that you’ve seen play all season long came into Nashville and had their way with the Titans.
The same Texans team that essentially cost former Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt his job after Tennessee’s seventh game of the season.
And essentially, the same Texans team that may have put the exclamation point on this year’s Titans team as being among the worst teams in the NFL history.
At least without Marcus Mariota on the field. If the Titans hadn’t drafted Mariota second overall in the 2015 draft, there is no doubt that this team would be 0-15 right now and well on its way to running the table in reverse.
That’s the harsh reality for this franchise at the moment. But you can’t put all the blame on the players. You can’t put it on all the coaches, either.
This roster was assembled by the Titans front office. The man who made the final call on assembling the parts of this team was general manager Ruston Webster. It’s been his job to build a winning roster.
Webster hasn’t been able to do that. 2-14 last season and in all likelihood 3-13 this season says it all.
When you don’t achieve results, you lose your job. Whisenhunt lost his job because he wasn’t able to produce quality results. At this point, why should Webster keep his with the same results?
Before the season started, there was hope. But Sunday’s loss left Titan fans with no hope.
They even resorted to using a free giveaway from the franchise as a tool to show their disapproval.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 27, 2015
This was rock bottom. If Titans controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk didn’t get the message, then go ahead and shut down the franchise. Because it’s never getting better from here.
Strunk took control of the team back in March. Since that time, the Titans have become the worst franchise in the league and are a loss away from securing the top pick in the 2016 draft.
Results. It’s all about results.
Strunk and company’s results tell us that they don’t have the answers to the numerous questions surrounding this team.
So to recap, the owner, general manager, and head coach of an NFL franchise aren’t quite sure how to fix this mess.
This is the state of your 2015 Tennessee Titans. A team that has somehow managed to look more like an expansion team than a team that started playing football in Houston in 1960.
Where does this once proud franchise go from here? It’s a fair question.
But don’t ask it to those in charge.
Because it’s become all too clear that they have no idea.