Life in the NFL
A victory would do a lot for the morale of the Titans
ZERO and 4. That's our record so far this season. No wins and four losses. With all the talent and ability on this team, that is a very tough pill to swallow. But at 0-4 at the end of the first quarter of our football season, it is what it is.
For me, personally, I made a bunch of mental mistakes in the Dallas game and didn't play particularly well. Despite having four tackles in the game, I don't feel like I did my part to help us pull out the win. There are no excuses for mental mistakes, or any mistake for that matter, and I am not about to make any.
I certainly need to step up my game and contribute more on this defense in order to help the overall team achieve our weekly goal: winning. And after four straight losses to open the season, we need a win more than anything.
It is very hard on a team to start out 0-4. I would be shocked if prior to the start of the season, it wasn't the goal of every team and every player to 1) Make it into the playoffs, and 2) Win the Super Bowl. With the parity the league has and the amount of talent each team has, I think that any team can win it every year.
The ones that do make a run at the championship hit their stride at some point of the season, most early on, and use that to catapult them into the big game. Last year, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a late run, hitting their stride in the middle of the season.
They landed in the playoffs as a wild card, and ended up winning the Super Bowl. We have yet to find our stride, and we hope to and need to soon. Hopefully, we can snatch our first win this weekend against Indianapolis, which will be no easy task.
The Colts are a very good team, and are loaded with a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. On offense, they have one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL in Peyton Manning. On defense, they have a lot of speed and can create a lot of pressure up front with defensive ends Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis.
I can go on and on about how talented the Colts are but at the end of the day, we need a win. As a matter of fact, we are desperate for a win, and will try to win at all costs. When you pair a team that seemingly has nothing to lose, with one of the top teams in the NFL who may or may not be overlooking a team with our record (I assure you they are not), it should make for a very interesting Sunday.
We need a win bad; not just to add a win in the win column, but we need a win for the sake of morale. It is real gloomy these days at the Titans facility. A lot of people, positions, players, personnel are on the line. A lot of players are upset around here, and rightfully so. When you don't play well the way we have been these past four games, changes start being made.
But for morale purposes, the one thing that we all want changed more than anything is our record. A big win over a team like the Colts would do wonders for our team, especially the morale of this team. Just one win and maybe we can start something. Just one win and maybe we can get the ball rolling. Just one win and maybe we can find that motivation and hit that stride that we need to carry us throughout the season. Right now, the value of a win for our team is priceless.
The mood around the facility would be better. The confidence on our team would be better. Everyone would feel better overall. We all know that we have a very talented team. We are young, but we are extremely talented. We all know that we shouldn't be 0-4. We should at least be 3-1, but we are what we are.
We have a long road ahead to turn this thing around. They say that when you are at the bottom the only way to go is up. Right now, we are at the bottom, so we can only go up. We are very capable of getting this thing rolling this week. If we can all pull it together and pull our own weight, I think that we will be in great shape.
Former UH lineman Travis LaBoy is chronicling his season with the Tennessee Titans for the Star-Bulletin