Introducing Titan Up! We are a fan driven site that will give the pulse from the PX1 Titans from the fans perspective. We are 100% fans of the Titans so just remember that fan is short for fanatic. We will not hold back here. With that said, we will give you the facts, sometimes when others won't. After a horrific loss to the winless 49ers we wanted to take a deeper look into what is wrong with the current team. At 7-7, the Titans have severely under-performed and it shows by the fact that they will most likely be sitting at home watching the playoffs. We will start with the good. The defense has played well enough in virtually every game to keep the team in it. Outside blowouts against the Seahawks and Texans, the argument could be made that any other game could have been won. So let's just say that they pull out the win in two of the other 5 losses. They would be sitting at 9-5, in complete control of their own destiny. Here are the numbers. The defense is ranked 8th in points allowed at 22 points per game. They are ranked 7th in total yards per game at 305. They are ranked 7th in rushing defense at 82 yards per game. They are ranked 23rd in pass defense at 223 per game. Dick Lebeau has done an excellent job with this team and we believe these numbers would be even better if not for the turnovers and terrible passing game. About that passing game... Here are Mariota's numbers since his rookie year: 2015 - 230/370 2818 yds 19 TDs 10 INTs with a rating of 91.5 2016 - 276/451 3426 yds 26 TDs 9 INTs with a rating of 95.6 2017 - 199/309 2677 yds 10 TDs 17 INTs with a rating of 78.9 This is a huge disappointment to the momentum he had built in his first two seasons. O/C Terry Robiski and QB coach Jason Michaels have got to go. Robiski's run offense has been great but as soon as teams start to stack the box, he has no answer. The pass route combinations are more vanilla than my nephew's middle school team. There is just no creativity in his scheme so when the running game is shut down it's over. Mariota is in a critical time in his career so these changes need to be made now before the effects are irreversible. This is a young team with solid stars on both sides of the ball so while this season was certainly a disappointment, the future is bright if the team ownership will make the necessary moves to get to the next level. Now let's just hope that the Titans can find a way to win their last two games. And I don't have a schedule in front of me but we need to root for whoever is playing the Steelers, Jets and Jags. Until next time, for everything PX1 Titans, we are Titan Up!