Are the Titans in Desperate Need of Change?

Are the Titans in desperate need of change?

12/17/13 in NFL   |   BlakeLovell   |   86 respect

Dec 15, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak watches his team play against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY SportsAfter falling to 5-9 following a 37-34 overtime loss at home to Arizona on Sunday, the Tennessee Titans have been officially eliminated from playoff contention.

With that question answered, it's time for the Titans' organization to address the most significant question of all -- is it time for major change in Nashville?

The numbers seem to suggest that it is.

The Titans will once again be sitting at home in the postseason, and haven't been there since 2008. The season started with promise as Tennessee jumped out to a 3-1 record, but have since lost eight of 10, which included allowing Jacksonville its first win of the season after an 0-8 start.

The offense is in the bottom third of the league yet again, and there's no reason to believe that anything will drastically change in the final two games of the season even though they are games against Houston and Jacksonville.

With all that said, it's hard to see a reason why things should stay the same.

New owner Tommy Smith has already acknowledged that winning in the name of the game. If that's honestly what he believes, how could he not make a change?

It's easy to understand why it would be difficult for the organization to cut ties with head coach Mike Munchak. He's been with the Titans/Oilers organization since 1982, putting in 30+ years of service as a player and coach. He was elected to the Hall of Fame as been the model coach/teammate for all the years that he's been involved with the team.

But, as we all know, this is a business. And that means that the tough decisions have to be made, regardless of what has happened in the past. It happened with Jeff Fisher, and more likely than not, it will happen with Munchak.

Who knows where the Titans will go from here.

One thing is for certain though -- they can't continue on the same path that they've been on for several years now.
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