Wow, did that ever feel good. But let’s not get it twisted. Going into this game, the Titans had to be one of the worst 3-2 teams ever. They are just really, really bad. Chris Johnson looks like he couldn’t care less, their secondary is a disaster, especially that piece of crap Cortland Finnegan, who one of the announcers said “is back to his Pro Bowl-caliber level” (UM, WHAT!?).
Matt Hasselbeck did what he always does, he whined and cried and did his “woe is me” act on the field. Chris Johnson, once arguably THE Most dangerous weapon in the NFL, was held to 18 yards on 10 carries, and just looked like he didn’t care. The Houston defense was ALL OVER Tennessee from the jump, despite not having an overwhelming pass rush.
In a nutshell, the Texans dragged the Titans collective carcass out back and hammered it into a million shattered pieces, AND I LOVED EVER LAST SECOND OF IT. AND I WILL WATCH IT TEN TIMES THIS WEEK. AND I WILL LAUGH.
The Texans responded to their recent down trend this week in a big way, but until they actually play a good team, we won’t know what they really are. That said, all they can do is play the games on their schedule, a schedule which gets a bit soft now. Well – it got soft starting with this game, actually – against a bunch of bad players, on a bad team, who looked like they absolutely QUIT today.
Not only quitting, but a bit of indirect finger-pointing from Chris Johnson, from an excellent Tennessee Titans blog, Music City Miracles:
“If you are watching the game and you can’t tell what’s going on with the run game then I’d say you really don’t know football. I am just getting the ball and running hard and doing what I have been doing since I got here, reading my reads. I wouldn’t say I am the issue.”
Always good for a “star” running back to indirectly, but pretty directly call out his offensive line.
There were were a couple of bad things about today. First, and most important – safety Danieal Manning is out for a while after a leg injury. That’s terrible news and it really hurts. Second, no shots of
Satan’s Bud Adam’s Satan’s sad face during the beatdown (maybe he was in Houston and not in attendance – I think that’s how he usually rolls).
Anyone who thinks this was a statement game – eh, I think you’re overreacting. But impressive? Sure. A blowout road win against a division opponent is a GREAT thing. Sadly, we don’t get to pummel them again until the last game of the season, but I’ll take today and bronze it. Maybe I’ll get a tattoo of the box score on my face.
Enjoy this one – and get ready for the Shiloh Keo era to begin at safety! (Yep, I had to go ahead and ruin it.)