Have you ever been a player on the field and seen a teammate or even a player on the other team fall down? As a player, there’s a mutual respect. Unless the player needs medical attention, you walk over, offer a hand, and pull the other player up.
Nashville, the Titans may not be the team we were hoping they would be this year. I get that. It’s tough to get so excited for a great team that we all love and then get disappointed by a seemingly lackluster effort and sloppy penalties.
But as Titans fans, we’ve got an opportunity to get behind our players and encourage them to play to their highest level. If we go into the stadium and boo a team that represents some of the best of Nashville, we’re only serving to take the city down a notch. We’re better than this.
What if we had gotten out there, seen the debacle on the field and started chanting, “Let’s go Titans! Let’s go Titans!”? As Nashvillians, we essentially told anyone watching the game that we are just as petty and self-centered as we claim Vince Young is. COME ON, NASHVILLE!! NO MORE BOOING!!!
The next home game is against the Jaguars on December 5. This is going to be another high-pressure game. Let’s be as respectful of our team (and our opponents) as we can. If the team gets down, doesn’t perform perfectly, or falls behind, don’t kick them–be the 12th player that goes over to his teammate, holds out a hand, and lifts him back up.