While the Tennessee Titans would have liked for the results to have been better in Dowell Loggains' debut as offensive coordinator, they nonetheless gave a thumbs up to their new offensive coordinator's play-calling debut.
Players had trouble relating to or buying into some of Chris Palmer's offense, but wide receiver Kenny Britt says Loggains' ideas made the offense less predictable.
“It's definitely a thumbs up. You never want to go into a game with the defense knowing what we're going to run by the personnel on the field or by the formation,” Britt said.
The problem, of course, for the Titans were the six turnovers and at least a half dozen dropped passes that ruined Loggains' first game and kept Tennessee on the short end of a 24-10 loss to the Houston Texans.
“I was just frustrated,” Britt said when asked about his performance Sunday.
He was targeted times, but caught just two passes for 40 yards, with one of those being a 34-yard touchdown catch.
“A drop or two? How about two drops. We were all frustrated with ourselves, the receivers together. We all played our part in that loss last week, and we take pride in our room. So we were all frustrated,” Britt said.
As for the differences in the offensive play-calling, Britt added, “The plays changed up. We've got different routes for different receivers and it put receivers in different places they've never been in. It was not predictable on the formations that we run.”
Tight end Jared Cook also endorsed Loggains' ideas, but said the players let him down last Sunday.
“I felt like he did pretty good, but we as players left a lot of plays out there on the field. It really wasn't fair in his case,” said Cook, who caught just four passes despite being targeted 12 times. “We definitely could have played a lot better. We had a lot of turnovers and a lot of dropped balls as well. But I thought he called a really good game.”