Victory Mondays are not a factor in the Titans' bombs this year

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – You’ve seen the post-game speeches from Mike Vrabel after wins, where he finishes by telling the Titans to be sure to get a life in but he’ll see them Wednesday.

The roar at the message, a Victory Monday day off before putting their hands in to cheer and breakdown.

Many members of this site have come to me and suggested that two days off after a win have been a contributing factor in the team’s ability to come out with duds like Buffalo, Baltimore and Indianapolis.

I think that’s a big misread.

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Scout's take: Titans' offensive linemen struggled to clear their feet

Blake Beddingfield was a Titans' scout for 19 years, through the 2017 draft. He was the team's director of college scouting for his final six years. Follow him on Twitter at @BlakeBeddingfi1. He’s brought to you by Party Fowl. Eat hot chicken and drink boozy slushes in The Gulch, the Boro or in Donelson.

BY BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, Special Correspondent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Scouting notes from the Titans’ 38-10 loss in Indianapolis…

The first Titans’ offensive drive had some creative inside runs, pulling the tight across the formation to pick up and reach the outside linebacker getting sucked in on the fake counters.LuckLandryIndy

The Titans showed reverses and screens on the first drive. They were trying to be diverse and multiple.

But the positives on offense were over quickly.

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While Mike Vrabel is culpable for Titans' duds, so is team's leadership

INDIANAPOLIS – After the Titans big Monday Night Football win at Dallas, Mike Vrabel indicated he was conscious of how the Titans had responded to the big win over Philadelphia with a dud in Buffalo and would work to make sure they didn’t have a similar follow-up against New England.

They didn’t, stacking an even bigger win over New England on top of it.MariotaDazeIndy

After that, though, disaster struck again, with an embarrassing 38-10 loss at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Titans weren’t in it for a second.

Vrabel is culpable, certainly.

But so is the locker room.

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A failure to handle success and a trashcan game for the Titans in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – These Titans are confounding, and they should be sick of it. Their most avid followers certainly are.

As good as Monday Night Football in Dallas was, as great as the win over New England was, for what seems to be a good segment of fans it’s simply not worth the accompanying letdown, which the team consistently provides good reason to feel is inevitable.JacksonIndy

See Buffalo.

See Baltimore.

See Colts 38, Titans 10.

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YAZOO PODCAST: Five final things about Titans-Colts

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Before we get to kickoff, I've got more to say on five Titans' topics, including how and why a defense may try to shut down Corey Davis, the big moment of concern when Andrew Luck starts to run and how to create some snaps for Rashaan Evans.

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Here's this week's podcast, for members only.

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Pickers mailbag: Kenny Vaccaro vs. Johnathan Cyprien moving forward

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Welcome to the big mailbag. Thanks for the excellent contributions. I hope you enjoy the read while awaiting kick off Sunday in another big one for the Titans.

Let's go.

CaseyFlagPatriots

PK: It’s a shame we didn’t get to see what Johnathan Cyprien could do in Dean Pees’ defense before he got hurt. But Kenny Vaccaro has been a really nice addition and his feisty style fits very nicely in that secondary and alongside Kevin Byard.

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Scout's take: Expect big yards from Titans' running backs

Blake Beddingfield was a Titans' scout for 19 years, through the 2017 draft. He was the team's director of college scouting for his final six years. Follow him on Twitter at @BlakeBeddingfi1. He’s brought to you by Party Fowl. Eat hot chicken and drink boozy slushes in The Gulch, the Boro or in Donelson.

By BLAKE BEDDINGFIELD, special correspondent 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Scouting notes heading into the Titans’ game in Indianapolis on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium...TitansWallHelmetFaceLeft

The Titans will have to focus on stopping the best quarterback in the AFC South in Andrew Luck.

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The veto system: What makes a Titans' play most disposable?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crumple it up and toss it.

No matter how good a play may have looked when it was put in the plan on Tuesday, it’s up for reconsideration on Friday.

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What factors make a play most disposable?

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