The lure of returning to the state where he was a college football legend was not enough.
And now the Tennessee Titans have to plan for the aftermath of missing out on Peyton Manning as well as number of other free agents, who could have provided the Titans with much needed help but signed elsewhere while the Titans pursued Manning.
When owner Bud Adams stepped in and publicly announced his desire to sign Manning, the Titans most glaring need was that of a pass-rusher. The Titans 28 sacks last season ranked them second to last in that department in the NFL.
In a statement, Adams expressed disappointment and said he thought Manning with the Titans would be a perfect fit. Then he addressed where the team needs to go from here.
Now that we move forward, I want our fans to know that our expectations havent changed winning a championship is still the goal, the 89-year-old said. I like our quarterback situation moving forward and we will continue to build the team through free agenc...