On a day where the Tennessee Titans honored the memory of the late Steve McNair and his long-time cohort Eddie George, the current edition of the Titans managed to give away a win to the Indianapolis Colts.
George, members of his family and McNair’s family, plus a host of former Titans players were on the field at halftime for a ceremony to commemorate the retirement of McNair’s No. 9 and George’s No. 27.
George gave plenty of thanks to the Titans organization and controlling owner Amy Adams Strunk, his teammates, family and former coach Jeff Fisher, who was in attendance on Sunday.
And McNair’s brother Fred spoke on his behalf as the number retirement ceremony took place.
Several Titans seemed frustrated with the loss – yet again – to the Colts. No one seemed more flustered than tight end Delanie Walker, who directed most of the questions asked of him in the postgame to the coaching staff.
Asked about the loss stinging, Walker said, “We lost. They all sting when you lose.”
One of the things Walker was asked was if the Titans offense needs more explosive chunk-type plays. He said, “You might want to ask the coach that.”
As the Titans were introduced during the pregame, one of the pyrotechnic flame throwers on the field caught fire and singed a spot at around the 5-yard line toward the north end zone.
The fire was extinguished and the singed grass raked up leaving a dirt spot on the field.
Fortunately, there were no injuries.