As much as I would love for it to happen, the Tennessee Titans are not going to win the Super Bowl in 2013. There isn’t a Super Bowl in Tennessee’s future until owner Bud Adams will actually pay the money to keep key team members (and coaches in Jeff Fisher’s case) with the Titans. However, the Titans do have the pieces to win the AFC South in 2013, and I believe that they will make the playoffs.
The best case scenario for the Titans is that they will win the AFC South, subsequently making the playoffs. This is actually possible because the Houston Texans have an extremely difficult schedule and the Titans play a few fairly weak non-AFC South teams.
The Titans have a very strong pass defense, especially with the addition of George Wilson and Bernard Pollard. Their running game is more dangerous than ever with both Chris Johnson and Shonn Greene being able to complement the others running style perfectly. The Titans have a legitimate chance to show flashes of improvement in 2013.
The worst case scenario for the Titans is pretty bad. Their offensive line is young and new and may not be able to give Jake Locker time to throw the ball while Ryan Fitzpatrick is a disaster waiting to happen. If Johnson has to always create his own holes once again this season, there is no way we will see flashes of CJ2K. The Titans should still be better than the Jacksonville Jaguars, but they might only win four or five games.
Tennessee can either have an outstanding season or a terrible one. The Titans are one of the few teams in the NFL that no one can really put a finger on how they will do; I guess we’ll have to wait until the Week 1 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to find out.