There are plenty of reasons for being pessimistic about the Titans season, and not many reasons for Titans fans to feel good about this bunch.
Damian Williams should get more opportunities in the next few weeks.
But, as we have all season, we have boiled things down to our three and three.
Three reasons to be happy.
1. There are only three games left in the season. In what has become a train wreck of a season, at least the end is near. The big questions now become whether the end is near for Jeff Fisher and/or Vince Young in Tennessee.
2. Younger players might get a shot. There is a chance that some younger players might finally get an opportunity to show what they can do. At the top of this list are wide receiver Damian Williams, who did well when given a shot, and tight end Jared Cook, whose playing time has picked up a little bit the past couple of weeks.
3. The offense showed signs of life. After going 14 quarters without an offensive touchdown, Tennessee score four touchdowns in Thursday night's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The only problem: It wasn't enough to produce a victory.
Three reasons to be concerned
1. The defense is still having third-down issues. The Colts converted eight of 15 third-down tries. Time and again, Indianapolis moved the football whenever it really needed.
2. The Titans took no chances. Fourth-and-1 with just under five minutes remaining and Jeff Fisher elected to punt the football. A team grasping at playoff straws probably should not have put Peyton Manning back on the field against a struggling defense, needing the ball back desperately to pull the game out. That fourth-and-1 was time for the Titans and Fisher to go all-in on the season, and they didn't do it.
3. Maybe the locker room isn't as united as Fisher believes. Fisher stated on NFL Network that he believes the team was united in being against the tirade of Vince Young after the Washington game. But that didn't stop Kenny Britt from paying tribute to VY on his towel in the first half.