The Tennessee Titans don't have a next-year plan.
Yes, they are young enough that they appear to be in the early stages of a rebuilding project, especially with coach Mike Munchak turning over the offense to Jake Locker in his second season.
Still, their short-term goal is reaching the playoffs this year, which would be their first appearance since 2008.
''The mindset, the talking about it, has been here long enough,'' veteran receiver Nate Washington said. ''We need to go out and perform properly. I think every guy in this locker room is focused on that goal, making sure they are giving everything they have to get to that point.''
The Titans missed an AFC wild-card berth by a tiebreaker in 2011, going 9-7 in Munchak's coaching debut for their first winning record since `08. Munchak and his staff finally got the full offseason they lost in 2011 due to the NFL lockout while the front office stayed busy stocking up on youth for the defense.