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Can the Titans win the Super Bowl?

Posted on: November 12, 2008 12:17 am
Edited on: November 12, 2008 12:23 am
 
   So yes, the Titans got to 9-0 and beat my beloved Bears in Chicago, but the questions are still there about how good this team really is. While the New York Giants and the rest of the NFC east get most of the publicity, Jeff Fisher and the Titans continue to roll, and I am here to tell you they will probably continue that roll through the playoffs this year.     The Titans were generally picked in the middle of the pack this year, with most experts putting them somewhere between 7 and 10 wins. It was also widely speculated that this team’s success would depend on the development of Vince Young as a Quarterback. Well, so much for the experts. This team has won with the oldest formula in football, run the football and play great defense. It has also won pretty impressively with big wins over the Bengals, Texans, Vikings, Chiefs, and Colts, and therein lays the problem. With the exception of the Colts, they really have not beaten what people consider to be good teams, and most fans believe even the Colts are down due to injury this year, so the Titans continue to fly under the radar of NFL experts and fans.    Then why do I believe the Titans are Super Bowl bound? That one is easy, they are the best team in the AFC, and will probably have home field advantage in the playoffs. They have a great head coach in Fisher. They have a dominant defense, great running game, and oh yes, they have Kerry Collins, and he is the difference maker. Every team must prove it can win when the other team takes away your first weapon. Last Sunday the Bears absolutely smothered the Titans running game, and it still did not matter. Collins showed why he is still an NFL quarterback, not just a veteran game manager. He went out and beat the Bears. Now those that have watched the Bears this year understand that beating up the Bears pass defense is no great feat in and of itself, their pass defense is pretty questionable at best, so it might not seem like a big deal that Collins put up the numbers that he did, but that is what you are supposed to do to a bad pass defense, and Collins came through. If teams sellout to stop the run, then Collins can make them pay, and that is how the Titans will reach the Super Bowl.    
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Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2008 12:42 am
 

Can the Titans win the Super Bowl?

Good call Valpo. And salutations to a fellow domer, although this week I am a little nervous about letting that become public knowledge. Last year was an anomolly, but in the end it was the Giants strong running game and dominate defense that did in the Patriots. When I look for teams that can make a Suber Bowl run, those are the first two things I liik at, then Head Coach and Quarterback, and The Titans come up big all the way around. It still amazes me that they are as under the radar as an 11-1 team can be, but I think that is the way this team likes it.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: November 28, 2008 12:10 pm
 

Can the Titans win the Super Bowl?

You said it, : dominant defense, great running game

Yes, the Titans can win the SB.  Last year seemed to be the Year of the QB - Mannings (Indy and NYG), Anderson (Cleveland), Romo ('boys), and of course a man named Brady (Cheaters).  This year, we seem to have gone back to the old formula.  The teams that did well last year are struggling without a consistent rushing attack (Colts).  Maybe playing great defense, utilizing a decent punter (which the Titans have in former Domer, Hentrich), and eating the clock with a running game has come back into vogue. 

Go Colts!

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Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2008 6:32 pm
 

Can the Titans win the Super Bowl?

WTF????? Y WOULD U EVEN ASK THAT!!!! HELL NO



Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: November 14, 2008 10:17 pm
 

Can the Titans win the Super Bowl?

Being overseas, I ve only had a couple of opportunities to see them in action. I like the multi-faceted running attack - it should carry them deep into the playoffs if not to the superbowl.

The defense if playing good and if they stay that way their chances look good. Pittsburgh will be tough on them. 

I'll be pulling for them, I am tired of seein the Pats and Colts year in and out.

Would like to see a Redskin/Titan Matchup but with portis getting hurrt this week it looks more and more like the Giants will be back in there.

 

Good Luck!




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2008 1:17 am
 

Can the Titans win the Super Bowl?

Thrashhard

   I haved lived in Nashville since before the Titans came here, so I have had the chance to watch them up close over the years. This is totally Jeff Fisher football, nothing spectacular on offense, but a quietly great running game, efficient passing, and manageable third down yardage. He had always preached that third down conversions are vital and to do that you have to be in managable situations. It can be boring, which some mistake for weak, but this team can score, control the ball, and plays great defense. I like their chances.

 




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: November 14, 2008 1:11 am
 

Can the Titans win the Super Bowl?

Thank you, so is yours by the way.

 




Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 11:42 am
 

Can the Titans win the Super Bowl?

NO



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 7:57 am
 

Can the Titans win the Super Bowl?

Your AV is HOT!!! by the way.



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: November 13, 2008 7:56 am
 

Can the Titans win the Super Bowl?

I sure hope they do!  I have followed them since the lost their last super bowl appearance by 3 yards against the Rams.  I think that this year is the year!  I haven't heard many people talk about it, maybe because they are scared to.  I know that I don't think it will happen, but let's go down this road....undefeated throughout the entire year?  Is it time to start talking about that?  I am skeptical, but they certainly have proven they are not to be taken lightly.



Since: Nov 16, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2008 12:44 am
 

Can the Titans win the Super Bowl?

At first glance. You don't think that the Titans have the offensive firepower in the passing game to make a serious run. But the two-headed monster of Chris Johnson and Lendale White offer an outstanding ball control offense to compliment their defense. I don't think the Titans will pull it off. But then again, who thought the Ravens were going to win a Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer? That team played great defense and had an outstanding running game as well.


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