NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It’s perfectly clear to me that offering criticism about people who behave like the smartest people in the room loses heft when it comes from someone who often acts as if he’s the smartest person in the room.

Also, Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel are, in fact, often the smartest people in the room.

Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel

Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel/ Poll photo by Mark Humphrey AP

The Titans have been just fine during most of the duo’s co-piloting of the franchise, and they may be again. The two are personable guys, relatable to regular Joes. Their records are solid. They are respected around the league. They are good football men, and good men. I like them a lot.

But Sunday’s terrible loss to the Cardinals offered a major view into how they factor into an organizational arrogance that can limit the franchise.

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