Originally written on Fox Sports Tennessee  |  Last updated 11/19/14
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Titans started the season at 3-1 and were playing as well as the 2008 season the last time Tennessee made the playoffs. Third-year quarterback Jake Locker had settled nicely into a playmaker role (dual threat), the rushing attack appeared to be re-emerging, the offensive line was retooled and there were several receivers making plays down the field. The defense that had given up the most points in the NFL setting a franchise record for defensive futility got several shots in the arm. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was hired soon after his NFL reinstatement for his part in the Saints' Bounty-gate case. With both sides of the ball getting infusion from free agency and the draft, it appeared the Titans had also turned the corner and were back to respectability, after last year's 6-10 debacle. Things changed after that. During the 3-1 start, Locker was injured against the Jets on Sept. 27, missing the next two games. Backup quarterbac...
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