No team wants to just lose, as an organization that’s fueled by their fan base, you owe the fans a better performance than tanking. Titans WR Nate Washington, holds not only his reputation but also the Titans to a much higher standard and says that himself and this team has worked too hard to subject themselves to defeat.
“I have worked too hard personally to listen to anybody that tells me to go out and tank a season,” Washington said, via the Tennessean. “I wouldn’t know the meaning of that. To those naysayers who think we should go out and mail it in the rest the season, maybe they shouldn’t go to work for the next month and see if they expect a paycheck. Let’s see how it works out for them. … I can’t see one individual in here that would be able to look at himself in mirror if they ‘tanked it.’ Not one guy is comfortable with that. This is a prideful group of guys, and no matter what the scoreboard is everyone is going to give his all.”
You have to applaud him for his positive attitude despite having a 2-7 record, they aren’t the worst team in the league but their schedule going forward doesn’t really scream easy either. At least fans can find the silver lining in knowing that this team isn’t giving up their season for a number #1 draft pick… but it still kind of sounds good, right?