The ESPN Power Rankings Suck As Usual

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by The Hammer, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer Leper Messiah

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    Obviously the main factor is how teams finished last year.

    http://espn.go.com/nfl/powerrankings/_/year/2013/week/1

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    Last Week: 27 Chance Warmack and Andy Levitre will beef up the Titans' offensive line, but consistency under center is a problem. Jake Locker has never played 12 games in a season.

    And our old buddy Paul Kuharsky is towing the company line.

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    By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com

    The Titans don’t garner a lot of high expectations right now from analysts, pundits or bookmakers.

    And, frankly, they shouldn’t.

    The team added a lot. But it still has an unproven quarterback, a defense lacking star power and a head coach who is not a sure thing.

    So Tennessee’s standing in the first version of this season’s NFL Power Rankings is an unsurprising 27th, same as it was after the draft.

    Tennessee Titans in the Power Rankings

    WeekPower RankingHighLowLast time
    1 27 26 28 27

    I’m not high on this team at this stage because of the reasons above and because of the schedule.

    But I think head to head on a neutral field against the five teams just ahead of them, they’d probably win two or three: The Buccaneers are 22nd, the Panthers are 23rd, the Chargers are 24th, the Eagles are 25th and the Cardinals are 26th.

    The Titans will get head-to-head chances against San Diego and Arizona.
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  2. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    "Locker has never played 12 games in a season."

    He's only started one season. Good one, PK.
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  3. Tennessy XO

    Tennessy XO Twit @TennessyXO

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    Well there is an easy way for the Titans to fix this.


    Win
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  4. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE Wake up and die right Tip Jar Donor

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    Its not how you start, its how you beat everybodys ass along the way that matters.
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  5. The Hammer

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  6. SawdustMan

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    Honestly I can't blame anyone who ranks us 20-25th. But if you're ranking us anything past that I think you're either a hater or you just haven't been paying attention this offseason. Sure, the games have to be played and anything could happen. But we arguably made more moves to improve this offseason than any other team in the league. Obviously if we had a legit, proven QB we'd be ranked MUCH higher.
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  7. The Hammer

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  8. LoneStarPhan

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    I never worry about the experts ratings. They mean nothing. That's why they play the games.
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  9. The Playmaker

    The Playmaker pineapple pizza party

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    DOWN WITH THE BCS
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  10. Scarecrow

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    20-25 is about right, however power rankings are about as good as the preseason.
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