Avoiding Derrick Henry: Titans' third-and-short calls symbolize fizzling physicality

INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Mike Vrabel got to some of his repetitive themes after his team’s fourth consecutive loss. Stuff that people will settle for when he’s producing wins that but is played and tired and makes it seem like he can’t find the franchise’s pulse when he’s not getting wins out of his people – which is happening with regularity for the first time now.

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It’s not one guy, he said again after a 17-14 loss to the Chargers on a last-second field goal. He wanted to make reporters who weren’t even really singling anyone out the bad guys, because someone might have asked a tough question about people on the offensive line who he insists on coddling, because Dennis Daley has somehow earned the max protection Daley can’t help provide Ryan Tannehill.

Yeah, we’re aware it’s a cumulative operation. The collective physicality that used to be a hallmark of the franchise has fizzled.

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