Schedule Much Tougher Next Year

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titantonic, Dec 29, 2005.

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  1. Titantonic

    Titantonic Camp Fodder

    Under the category of "hit em while they're down" the Titans face a much tougher schedule next season than they had this season. The big thing is, we exchange the worst conference in football, the NFC West, for maybe the toughest, the NFC East. We went 1-3 against the lowly NFC West this season, beating only San Fran while losing to Seattle (the only good team in there), Arizona and St. Louis. Instead of that, next season we get the Giants, the Redskins, the Eagles and the Cowboys. With the Eagles probably back in contention next season, that looks to be a very competitive conference.

    Oh, yeah, if that's not good news enough, we will also be traveling to San Diego and playing the Pats at home. Not only are the Chargers good, but the Titans generally stink it up on the west coast, and the Patriots are playing great football again. It looks like Baltimore will also be coming back here, and that's anything but a gimme.

    The good news is that it looks to be a great schedule for the home fans. We have the Patriots, the Cowboys, the Giants, the Jets and the Ravens coming here in addition to the three AFC South foes, which of course includes the Colts and Jacksonville.

    Some pretty good quarterbacks will be on display at the Coliseum. Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning and maybe Matt Leinart if the Jets get him. Also, Reggie Bush could be here with the Texans unless they blow the number-one pick.
  2. user44

    user44 Guest

    I think it works out for the best that we have a tough schedule. We have a ton of young guys and we plan on rebuilding next season, I'd rather they have a $hitty season playing tough teams then go 8-8 playing an easy schedule. That way, we have a 3rd or 4th place schedule again in 2 years and we'll have developed some talent and will be poised to make a playoff run
  3. super_titan

    super_titan Camp Fodder

    How do we know it will be a tough schedule? All those teams could suck next year.
  4. GLinks

    GLinks Second Gear

    Exactly - schedules only look tough or weak until the season gets going - then you can better predict what you're going up against.
  5. thnom

    thnom Camp Fodder

    I'm sorry, but if the Texans take Reggie Bush they'd have done anything but stink up the #1 pick. If the Texans do indeed end up with #1 pick, they'll have made the CORRECT decision not to draft Reggie Bush if nobody trades for the pick. The case that's he's a playmaker is absolutly ridiculous. They have Domanick Davis, a top-5 pass-catching RB, who has had consistent 1,000 yard years (he would have had one this year, if it wasn't for injury, too). He had 976 in 11 games, compared to Chris Browns 851 in 15. He's a good RB, who understands his limits, and has done it behind the worst O-Line in football. Now, what do we know about Reggie Bush in the NFL? Nothing. If the texans actually USED their pick (if they selected, they aren't using it, they're just giving into the media that reggie is the consensus #1) and selected someone like D'Brickshaw Ferguson, Domanick could be dominant, no question.

    Back on topic with the schedule, you've got to think the Titans will play better, with the 26 1st and 2nd year players this year all progressing well in the off-season. Some teams could regress on certain sides of the ball, which I see could happen to Dallas on the offense. Julius Jones has STUNK it up this year, and wouldn't have a 1,000 yard year if it wasn't for his 170 yard game last week. The O-Line is pretty bad and quite old afaik. Drew Bledsoe is getting older, and needs that o-line; and lets not forget the WRs. They're old and gonna regress some, with their youngest WR, a 2nd year WR @ 26. The Jets are terrible, and unless they get both QB and RB in the draft, are gonna suck it up (don't forget they're gonna lose Ty Law). The ravens could be good (depends what happens on the RB front with both Jamal and Chester Taylor both UFAs), and the Chargers and the Patriots both should be SB contenders. It is a tough schedule, but if we bring in the right people, work on the solid (I think they're pretty solid) foundations we have right now, could get at least 6-7 wins.
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