There were three glaring takeaways from the Tennessee Titans Week 3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars
Many Titans fans were excited to see their team take the field on a short week following their letdown against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. Prior to the start of the game, there was plenty of talk about how this was the perfect opportunity for the team to get things rolling in the right direction.
However, it was the Jacksonville Jaguars who ultimately used the Titans to help jump start their 2019 season, and not the other way around. The Jags got constant pressure all night on Marcus Mariota, and the Titans offense as a whole simply wasn’t good.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Maybe this lost Thursday night, rainy and miserable as it was for the Tennessee Titans, was the floor, rock bottom, a starting point for better things in a long season to go.
But maybe not.
Can it get worse than a dreadful 20-7 defeat at Jacksonville? Yes, it can.
The floor will continue to sink lower for any football team — no matter how good its defense — when its offense struggles so much to do anything, has so little explosion, can’t sustain drives and simply can’t score points. The Titans’ offense is worsening, and that suddenly threatens the long-term viability of a team that looked to be pretty good less than two weeks ago.
There’s a lot of blame to go around from top to bottom for the debacle that has been the last two weeks. It goes straight down from the coaching staff, to the quarterback and receivers, down to even some of the defense.
There isn’t just one scapegoat in all of this, not by a longshot. The Titans need to make some adjustments and fast, or else this season could be a lost one before we know it.
If an offense can’t sustain drives and it lacks the ability to score quickly, what’s left?
“Frustrated,” quarterback Marcus Mariota said. “We didn’t come out and play very well.”
Mariota will catch the brunt of the criticism. That’s not without reason, but it’s too simple to just put the train wreck solely on him.
Here are the three main takeaways from the Titans’ Week 3 loss to the Jaguars.