NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Munchak wants the Tennessee Titans to win their final three games to finish an improved 8-8 season.
Munchak said Monday winning the final three would put the Titans at 8-8 with a better record than 6-10 last season. He says watching how the Titans compete makes clear they are different than a year ago, and they have a bunch of good young players now in their core group.
"We obviously have an issue with our quarterback being hurt the past couple years ...," Munchak said. "There's a list of things that need to be done next year, but that's talk for next year."
The Titans (5-8) remain mathematically alive for a playoff berth. Their 3-1 start is a distant memory, and they lost for the seventh time in nine games falling 51-28 to Denver.
Tennessee hosts Arizona (8-5) on Sunday and wraps up going to Jacksonville and a home date with Houston.
"We can't blame coach Munchak for times when we're leading in the fourth quarter and we come back and let those guys get back in the game and win," Johnson said. "We can't blame coach Munchak for that. That's the players fault. That's what we did."
"Of course, I want to be here," Johnson said. "I signed a contract to be here. If it was up to me, I'd finish my career as a Titan. But at the end of the day what a lot of people don't understand, it's a business and you got to deal with the business side of things too."
Quarterback will be a big topic of discussion in the offseason.
"Look at any team that's lost their quarterback, it's hard. It creates issues when you have to make that change," Munchak said.
"They're saying we're not out of it, but our main objective is to get a win," Griffin said. "We need to get one now."
NOTES: Munchak called Denver LB Von Miller's helmet to helmet hit on Ryan Fitzpatrick "disturbing and unnecessary." The coach said he hopes the NFL looks at the play and fines the linebacker. ... TE