Here's what Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams (age 89) had to say after his squad lost an embarrassing 51-20 decision to the Chicago Bears on their home field Sunday afternoon, dropping their season record to 3-6.
From the Tennessean:
“In my 50 years of owning an NFL franchise, I am at a loss to recall a regular-season home game that was such a disappointment for myself and fans of the Titans,’’ Adams told The Tennessean. “We were grossly outcoached and outplayed from start to finish today."
“At this time, all aspects of the organization will be closely evaluated, including front office, coaches and players, over the next seven games. If performance and competitiveness does not improve, I will look at all alternatives to get back to having the Titans become a playoff and championship football team.”
A professional sports owner threatening to hold his players, his coaches, his front office, and basically everyone under his employ accountable for their performance? What the hell is this guy trying to do over there in Nashville? Win something?
And what's with the not making excuses here? This just doesn't fall in line with what I'm conditioned to hearing. There had to be a stiff wind in the Titans face the entire game, or maybe the football itself inexplicably felt different in their hands, causing them to turn it over five times. It had to be something beyond their control.
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Meanwhile, in baseball news, the Colorado Rockies could announce a new manager this week.
If/when they do it will be one of four men: Tom Runnels, Jason Giambi, Walt Weiss or Matt Williams. Williams is the one with no previous connection to the Rockies, so unless the Monforts put him under some type of spell I doubt he'll be the guy. Runnels seems have to received the interview because he's well liked within the organization and the Monforts didn't want to spend another chunk of money flying in and entertaining someone worthwhile. I doubt he's in.
So that leaves Giambi and Weiss, and at this point who cares because there's no anger at the top, no shame felt in being the laughing stock of the National League, no accountability at any level in the organization, no direction with which to head, and no passion to be a winner.
If I offended Dick Monfort by saying that, I don't apologize.
Go talk to Bud Adams. Grow a set. Or just go away. Your choice.