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Titans owner Bud Adams couldn’t take the pain of seeing his team get blown out this week. (Credit: Wade Payne, AP) Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams has never been one to contain his feelings in public. After a 41-17 blowout win over the Buffalo Bills back in 2009, Adams was caught flipping the middle finger numerous times in joyous excitement. Today, with his team on the losing end of a blowout, Adams found himself on the other end of the emotional spectrum. According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Adams turned off the TV while watching his Titans team get blown out by the Green Bay Packers. “I was pretty upset,” Adams said from his home in Houston. “I just didn’t want to watch any more of that mess.” I would be too if my team was getting embarrassed, even if it was on the road against an NFC contender as strong as the Packers. Franchise quarterback Jake Locker was just 13-of-30 for 140 yards with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions in the game. Chris Johnson had just 28 yards on 11 carries. And the Titans, down by a score of only 20-0 at halftime, did nothing more out of the half and gave up another 35 consecutive points before scoring a meaningless touchdown with 1:39 to go. The Titans have taken a significant step back in coach Mike Munchak’s second year as head coach. His record as head coach now stands at 14-17, including a 5-10 record in 2012 that features just two wins in their last eight games. While Munchak isn’t one of the first names to be uttered when the topic is head coaches on the hot seat, Adams said that Munchak’s job could still be on the line this offseason. “I like Mike, I really do. But liking him and getting the job done are two different things,” Adams said. “If he is not getting the job done, that is what I have to find out. Right now, we are not looking very good. Something is wrong and I want to find out what the problem is and what needs to be done to fix it.” While the issue could come from the head coaching position, the team hasn’t been performing like an AFC contender. Jake Locker hasn’t made many improvements in his first full year as a starting quarterback. In an age when so many young quarterbacks are making huge waves in the NFL, the Titans should be concerned by Locker’s lack of production. The defense has been lackluster this season as well, ranking 18th against the pass and 25th against the run. Hopefully Adams won’t have to give up on the game again next week, when the Titans host the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars in their regular season finale. Follow us on Twitter – @DownandDistance Down and Distance Columnist Joe Ray – @jpray_SK The post Bud Adams turned off TV during Titans loss appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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Old age had not tempered the tongue of Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams.
After his group was ambushed on Sunday by the Green Bay Packers in a 55-7 soul-destroying defeat, Adams directed the appropriate venom at his head coach Mike Munchak.
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The Tennessee Titans were hammered by the Green Bay Packers 55-7 on Sunday. There isn’t much to say after a game like that, and about the only thing a player can do is apologize. That’s exactly what Pro Bowl offensive lineman Michael Roos did.
Disgusted. Embarrassed. Pissed. Not enough adjectives to describe how crappy that was. Apologies to Titans fans
— Michael Roos (@MichaelRoos...
The Tennessee Titans were destroyed 55-7 by the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, and the team’s latest brutal loss may cost head coach Mike Munchak his job.
Titans owner Bud Adams said on Sunday he was so disgusted by the game that he turned off the TV before the game ended. He also sounded like a man prepared to fire Munchak.
“I like Mike, I really do,” Adams told The Tennesseean...
At least the Tennessee Titans and coach Mike Munchak have one more game this season.
They sure need something to help erase their inept performance in Green Bay, and give owner Bud Adams reason to think Munchak really can turn around this franchise.
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According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, Titans owner Bud Adams was so upset about how poorly his team played in today’s blow out loss to the Packers, that he turned his television off before the game was over.
“I was pretty upset,” Adams said, per Wyatt. “I just didn’t want to watch any more of that mess.”
Adams was asked how safe head coach Mike Munchak’s job is...
The NFL this year is keeping track of player participation on a weekly basis and releasing that information to the media. Here's how the Titans lined up in Week 16.
Offense (59 total)
QB: Jake Locker 59
RB/FB: Chris Johnson 37, Jamie Harper 22, Quinn Johnson 12
TE: Craig Stevens 49, Taylor Thompson 21
WR: Kenny Britt 54, Nate Washington 47, Damian Williams 22, Michael...
Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson left the Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers with an ankle injury. Johnson was seen walking around the sidelines after the injury and appears to be “okay.”
Johnson had six yards on five carries before leaving the game. Backup Jamie Harper is in at running back for the Titans.
Johnson has run for 1,159 yards on 244 carries...
Green Bay Packers kickoff return specialst Randall Cobb may have had the heads up play of the day against the Tennessee Titans. Titan’s kicker Rob Bironas kicked a ball of that landed four yards short of the goaline and a yard from the sideline. Cobb placed one foot out of bounds then touched the ball, [...]
Well, that was fun. By the time the Titans got a first down, they were down 14-0, if only because Randall Cobb failed to bring in two catchable passes. At halftime, it was 20-0. After the Packers had the ball five times on the second half, it was 55-0. Only a Jake Locker pass to Kenny Britt in the final two minutes of the game avoided the shutout.
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The Tennessee Titans (5-9) will play against the Green Bay Packers (10-4) on Sunday. Scheduled for a 1 pm EST kickoff the game will air on CBS from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.
Green Bay clinched the NFC North last week with a win against the Chicago Bears, the same team that delived the Titans a 51-20 beating in early November.
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The inactives are out for today's game at Lambeau Field between the Tennessee Titans and the Green Bay Packers, and there's some unexpected bad news for the Titans. First, the inactives:
GREEN BAY PACKERS: TE Tom Crabtree, RB Alex Green, WR Jordy Nelson, RB James Starks, CB Charles Woodson, DE C.J. Wilson, DE Jerel Worthy
TENNESSEE TITANS: C Kevin Matthews, LB Colin...