NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Monday rehashes of NFL losses get incredible repetitive.
A year ago, Ken Whisenhunt would often bristle. This year, as the Tennessee Titans have lost six in a row, he’s been more Teflon.
He acknowledged there is little he can say in his defense or the defense of his team considering the Titans' 3-20 record since he took over.
“I’m operating from a position here where I don’t have much I can say, I mean our win-loss total is not good,” Whisenhunt said. “So no matter what I say, it’s not going to be good enough. All I can do is tell you that we’re going to work hard to swing it back the other way. We’re in here working, we’re trying and we feel like we’ve done some things that have been good, but they are obviously not good enough.”
It’s a combination of groundhog day and a merry-go-round ride here in Nashville. We’re going round and round on a carousel, each of us holding on to Punxsutawney Phil in a little Titans shirt.
Whisenhunt gave that answer in response to a question about other teams on similar timetables having more success than the Titans, and it was largely the same answer as the one he offered a question earlier when the subject was why he’s the right guy to get the team to a better place.
He said in-season staff changes haven’t worked out well in places he’s been before. Based on that, don’t expect any of those. He wouldn’t share what he’s discussed with ownership, so we don’t know if Bud Adams’ family is applying any heat.
We do know that controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk and minority owner Kenneth Adams IV of the board of directors looked miserable at NRG Stadium during the 20-6 loss to the Texans on Sunday.
“You work hard in order to get a win, because there is nothing like that feeling, for everybody,” Whisenhunt said. “Not just us. Not just the players, the fans, all of us. You do what you know is the right way to do it. You believe in what you are doing and you work hard. It hasn’t happened for us yet. But that doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen.
“I know that you would argue that point and I certainly understand and like I said I have no position to debate you on it based on where we are right now. But you feel like we have made progress as a team even though I know that’s not what anybody wants to hear.”