“There’s zero patience in people” – Titans GM backs Todd Downing after he receives backlash for divisional loss

After Ryan Tannehill, Titans GM Jon Robinson supports offensive coordinator Todd Downing and said he won't fire people for one unfortunate loss

Todd Downing and Jon Robinson
Todd Downing and Jon Robinson

Tennessee Titans had an amazing 12-5 season that made them the No. 1 seed in AFC. Despite being the best in the AFC, the Titans lost to the Bengals at their home ground in the divisional round of the playoffs.

The Titans’ offense had a poor performance that led to criticism on QB Ryan Tannehill as well as offensive coordinator Todd Downing. However, General Manager Jon Robinson has been considerate and shown full support to Tannehill and Downing.

“They’re smart football men” – Jon Robinson knows Todd Downing will learn from his mistakes and improve the offense next season

Todd Downing
Todd Downing

The Titans were having a great season and everyone expected them to defeat the less experienced Cincinnati Bengals. To Tennessee’s dismay, the Bengals ended on top of their matchup defeating the Titans, 19-16. The offensive coordinator for Tennessee received a lot of criticism after the offense only managed to put up 16 points and turned the ball over three times.

“There’s zero patience in today’s society,” Robinson said, via Ben Arthur of the Tennessean. “[People] don’t understand everything that goes into game planning and what’s built into plays. .  . . There’s a lot of stuff that goes into it. But when it doesn’t go the way somebody wants it, the knee-jerk reaction is ‘we have to fire this [person]. We have to do this.’  They are good people, got great families. They’re smart football men, everybody on that offensive side of the football. I’m proud to work with them.”

Todd Downing and Ryan Tannehill
Todd Downing and Ryan Tannehill

Robinson said he’s fully confident in Downing’s ability and that being one of the top offenses takes some time. He feels Downing will bounce back harder next season. However, the team is reportedly moving toward hiring former Texans offensive coordinator Tim Kelly. Kelly’s role with the offense is still unclear but he will probably assist Todd Downing in some way.

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