Jake Locker was supposed to be a much-needed spark for a Tennessee Titans team that hadn’t won a game since its starting quarterback was knocked out of the Titans’ Week 4 victory over the New York Jets.
Instead, Tennessee was embarrassed by the visiting San Francisco 49ers in Week 7, and NFL fans are starting to wonder whether or not the Titans are contenders for the AFC South title. The answer to this question is no. In fact, the Titans’ Week 7 loss is just another classic reminder that the Locker-led Titans are one of the most overrated and one-dimensional clubs in the league. Tennessee would drop to 3-4 after a loss to the 49ers, but the AFC South is so pitiful that the Titans’ chances at making a run this postseaosn, or even getting to that point are slim to none.
Even still, Tennessee head coach Mike Munchak is going to head into the bye Week with a ton of holes to fill and plenty of work to do. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick exposed a Tennessee defense that had been highly-revered after solid games against some of the NFL’s most offensively challenged teams — Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers. The Titans’ remaining schedule is so poor that Locker could very well have this team above .500 before seasons end, but the Titans will hardly be a force come playoff time.