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Titans Breakdown.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackOne, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. PackOne

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    Apr 23, 2006
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    Titans Coach Jeff Fisher vowed at the end of last season to fix his team's underachieving offense.

    Three games into the preseason, it is evident many parts of the offense still need work.

    With the regular season opener two weeks away, however, Fisher said he's not concerned that the first-team offense is 0-for-the-preseason in scoring touchdowns.

    "As far as our staff is concerned, there is no reason to be alarmed. We are going to keep working and keep improving and touchdowns will come,'' Fisher said Saturday, a day after the offense put forth lethargic effort in a 17-3 loss to the Falcons in Atlanta.

    "We have time, and this is the preseason. There is no panic here. The players are not concerned. They have confidence in themselves and their abilities in each other, and we'll take advantage of the little time we have left to be ready for the opener."

    The Titans have one more chance to get things in better working order: the preseason finale at Green Bay on Thursday night. The regular season opener against the Jaguars is set for Sept. 7 at LP Field.

    In 12 drives over three preseason games, the first-team offense has produced two field goals.

    "We definitely need to get in the end zone,'' quarterback Vince Young said. "It will be a big relief for the offense and pretty much everybody. We know there's a lot of hard work that we have to do. The first game is coming up fast.''

    Basic offense
    Young wasn't spectacular against the Falcons, but he at least improved on his performance from the previous week against the Raiders.

    Although he threw his first interception of the preseason on Friday, he got little help from his receivers, including starters Justin McCareins and Justin Gage.

    Through three games Young is completing 43.2 percent of his passes. In three preseason games last season — he missed the opener because of suspension — his completion percentage was 55.8.

    Young said he has to "keep talking" to his receivers.

    "I am going to have some bad throws and we are going to have some drops,'' he said. "We don't want them to happen but you have to keep a guy's confidence up so it won't get down, as well as myself, and we go from there.''

    Fisher reminded media again Saturday that the Titans haven't shown a lot of their offense, so fans aren't getting a fair reading of its capabilities. Young agreed.

    "We're not showing a lot of things, not motioning a lot," the quarterback said. "We have a lot of plays on offense that a lot of people don't know about. … We're trying to get the basic stuff down and we're doing OK with that.''

    If the Titans do seek any help at receiver, it's likely to be after teams start trimming their rosters this week. All teams have to be down to 75 players Tuesday and 53 Saturday.

    Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin, who has demanded a trade, would be a tempting player for a number of teams, but for now it appears Arizona is unwilling to deal him. The Titans have dismissed any interest in veteran wideout Joe Horn, who was released by the Falcons last week.

    Asked if he remains confident in his current crop of receivers and whether the Titans can win with them, Fisher said: "We can. And we will."

    Last chance
    At Green Bay, the Titans plan to give the starters their most extensive preseason work, keeping them on the field into the third quarter. The Packers, meanwhile, are expected to remove most of their starters after a quarter.

    So if the first-team offense fails to do much against Green Bay's reserves, there could be further cause for concern.

    "I am not frustrated by any means. As we progress, which I know we should be doing in the preseason, we'll get better,'' tight end Alge Crumpler said. "But we'll get more time in this fourth preseason game than most teams do … and we're coming out to play.

    "As a team we've just got to play better. That's it, that's the bottom line.''

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