Yes, I’m a wild-eyed optimist.
Step 1: Kerry Collins starts at quarterback against the San Diego Chargers. Tennessee’s offense generates 28 points and the defense shuts down LaDanian Tomlinson and Philip Rivers to defeat the Chargers.
Step 2: A healthy Vince Young puts on his Superman outfit, LenDale White gains over 100 yards rushing and the offense keeps Tom Brady off the field. The Titans defensive line gets to Brady and forces a couple of interceptions. Titans win the game with a last-second field goal by Rob Bironas.
Step 3: The Titans face the Jacksonville Jaguars who upset both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Indianapolis Colts. Inspired by VY’s performance against the Patriots, Norm Chow develops an aggressive offensive game plan. Young delivers with a 300 yard passing game. The Titans defense shut down Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew. David Garrard plays well but can’t generate enough points to defeat the Titans, who win by two touchdowns.
That was fun to read, wasn’t it?