Titans President Playing For 2016, Says Making The Playoffs Now "Would Be A Gift From God"

The Tennessee Titans have limped to a disappointing 2-6 record so far this season, and it has frustrated fans and ownership alike. The team spent $60 million this offseason to improve their roster, but they haven't seen any success.

Titans President & CEO Tommy Smith expressed his own feelings to the Tennessean this week:

"I am frustrated, and I do get angry. I expect more. I am not in this business to have a top 10 pick. We are looking for playoff games and Super Bowl. I hope we can start to win more games this season and start off next year and have a good season. I think a realistic expectation is to be in the Super Bowl in 2017. People may be disappointed and say, 'What is Smith talking about 2017 for?' Well, I have to have realistic expectations.

Making the Super Bowl in 2017 means having a dominant regular season in 2016, and Smith outlined his expectations going forward.

"If we could win out this year that would be good, if we can get to the playoffs it would be a gift from God. But next year I am counting on getting in the playoffs, and the next year I am planning on taking it to the next level, and getting back to the Super Bowl."

Perhaps the biggest obstacle the Titans have to overcome is finding a successful quarterback. Jake Locker has shown flashes of being productive, but has been wildly inconsistent and has had injury problems throughout his career.

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