Bud Adams puts Titans organization on notice after embarrassing loss
The Tennessee Titans were trounced by the Chicago Bears 51-20 on Sunday in one of the most embarrassing losses of the season. They committed five turnovers, had a punt blocked for a touchdown, and an interception returned for a touchdown. They gave up three touchdown passes from Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall. They were down 28-2 after one quarter, and they were down 51-12 at one point. The game was going so badly that LBS writer Steve DelVecchio said over Twitter that the team should refund the fans. Apparently team owner Bud Adams felt similarly.
“In my 50 years of owning an NFL franchise, I am at a loss to recall a regular season home game that was such a disappointment for myself, and fans of the Titans,” Adams told The Tennessean. “We were grossly outcoached and outplayed from start to finish today.
“At this time, all aspects of the organization will be closely evaluated, including front office, coaches and players over the next seven games. If performance and competitiveness does not improve, I will look at all alternatives to get back to having the Titans become a playoff and championship football team.”
Things were so bad that mostly only Bears fans remained by the end of the game. Even Adams couldn’t stand to watch the disaster — he left in the third quarter.
The Tennessean has quotes from many other frustrated players, including Sen’Derrick Marks and Derrick Morgan.
Second-year coach Mike Munchak said after the game to put the blame on him for the loss, but we don’t think he heard his owner’s comments at that point. It probably doesn’t matter, because his fate will probably be the same. With the Titans at 3-6 and coming off a loss this bad, Adams will probably want to make a coaching change. And let’s be real about this too: Adams isn’t exactly the best owner around.