Fire Todd Downing - he is the problem.

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by William Wei, Nov 7, 2022.

  1. Chronos

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    I’m not sure how some people are interpreting this so far from Vrabel’s actual statement. Vrabel described the literal act of play calling and said he was good with the act of play calling as they are getting plays in to the QB in a timely fashion. He made NO mention of the quality of the plays or Downing as a play caller. He was clearly steamrolling Kuharsky.
     
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  2. Vigsted

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    He's being evasive for sure. But what he is saying sure sounds like he thinks that whatever play is called it will always work as long as the players execute it perfectly. While technically true, it also shows a completely ignorance about how you can put your players in the best possible situation to execute perfectly by scheming and strategizing.

    It's akin to the Russian combat strategy of just throwing more soldiers at the enemy and hope you outlast them.
     
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  3. KyTitansFan

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    Wrong. He said, “There is no magic call.” Which means one play is as good as the next.
     
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  4. abc2330

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    Personally, I don't think he's been THAT bad. Unlike last year, the offense usually gets off to a good start. And there have been well designed, timed, and executed plays.

    His problem is maintaining momentum for 4 quarters. It's not unique, but there's an obvious and significant dropoff in the second half

    They've GOT to use what talent they have as well. It's malpractice to give Okonkwo one touch per game. Additionally, the gap in ability between Burks and the next receiver is substantial. Vrabel keeps saying it's "up to the QB" to get the ball to these guys, but there's obviously a limit on how often he could actually do that
     
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  5. 10ECTyrant

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    Is Downing Fired Yet?
     
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  6. KyTitansFan

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    Worst post of the year award goes to…
    not THAT bad but can’t call a complete game and doesn’t know how to use what he has.
     
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  7. abc2330

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    We won 1 game and almost beat perhaps the best team in the NFL with a backup QB who can't throw..

    There is potential on the offense, but that's it. The proven ability is non-existent. He's not doing a bad job, given the circumstances
     
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  8. Bonky

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    I disagree, the Titans have been successful in SPITE OF Downing's incompetence.

    Picking plays from a Bingo cage would get better results.
     
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  9. Vigsted

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    Even against the best defense in the league getting 11 1st downs on 12 possessions is awful. The Broncos were 16 for 12 and their offense is terrible and arguably with less talent.
     
  10. Chronos

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    That’s a stretch. No magic call means nothing works every single time or is automatic. Go back and listen again. He describes the act of calling a play. He is totally trolling Kuharsky.
     
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