The streak moves on to eight consecutive losses for the Titans when facing the San Diego Chargers, falling 38-10 on Sunday. Tennessee drops to 0-2 on the season after giving up 416 yards of total offense and only scoring a single touchdown for the second straight week.
It seems Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer has made it a point to abandon the run game, only attempting ten total carries throughout the course of Sunday’s game. Ranked dead last in the NFL in rushing yards with twenty-nine yards per game on the ground, Tennessee is not helping themselves by putting quarterback Jake Locker in multiple must-throw situations.
Head coach Mike Munchak is trying to figure out what needs to be done moving forward.
“It’s our own fault for not being able to get into a run game rhythm. That’s self-inflicted,” Munchak said. “If you’re not going to earn first downs, you’re not going to be able to take over a game, then you’re not going to be able to wear down a defense.”
Reports swirled last week that players were becoming disgruntled with Palmers play calling. Tennessee’s offensive scheme didn’t see much change between the two weeks and neither did the outcome. Only converting one out of nine third down opportunities, the Titans can’t stay on the field long enough to put together sustaining drives.
“It’s just frustrating that we can’t make more plays in a row on defense or on offense,” Munchak said.
San Diego controlled the ball forty-three out of the sixty minutes played and had seventy-five total plays compared to the Titans forty.
“It’s two games in and we haven’t got enough work. Our defense is on the field, that’s their own fault of not getting off and then the Chargers just convert. But on the other side of that, the offense has to take control of the ball a little bit and in both games we haven’t done that,” Munchak said.
Tennessee looks to regroup and prepare to face Detroit this Sunday at home. The Lions fell to San Francisco last night 27-19 moving them to 1-1 on the season.