Mike Herndon: At the Titans' bye, what is fixable and what isn’t?

By MIKE HERNDON, columnist

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- NFL teams usually dislike early bye weeks, but it’s hard to imagine a team needing a week off five games into a 17-week season more than the Titans do right now.

Yes, they are riding a three-game winning streak, but they’re banged up, struggling to find their footing in the passing attack, and generally looking like a team that could use a soft reset before the schedule becomes much more difficult next month.

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The bye week is not only an opportunity for players to heal bumps and bruises and recharge physically, but it’s also a pivotal moment in the season from a coaching standpoint. Mike Vrabel and his staff will have the chance to self-scout to figure out what is working and what needs to be tossed out.

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