Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel’s message to his team this week was quite simple in that they need to have a sense of urgency against the Houston Texans (1-8) on Sunday.
The Titans come into their Week 11 matchup tied for the league’s best record, and they’ve been doing it without their best player in Derrick Henry.
However, last week’s victory over the New Orleans Saints was in every sense of the word “ugly.” If not for two missed extra points by the Saints, who knows how that one turns out.
Titans safety Kevin Byard offered similar sentiments when speaking with the media on Wednesday.
“I look at it like we’re out ahead. It doesn’t mean we’ve got to start losing games or get comfortable and be like, ‘well, we got ourselves a lead.’ No. We got the lead now, let’s keep it going,” he said adamantly. “Why not go further? Why not go undefeated the rest of the year? I think that’s the mentality you have to have. Because at the end of the day, we are in new territory as far as being the top seed.”
Aside from Byard’s comments, here’s what else the Titans are saying ahead of their game with the Texans.