Whisenhunt on Titans’ franchise-worst season: ‘Not fun’

The Titans’ trainwreck 2014 campaign hit a new low on Thursday night, when they were defeated, 21-13, by the equally-hapless Jaguars.

It was the ninth straight loss for Tennessee (2-13) — perhaps more damnable, their 13th in the last 14 games.

“It’s not fun,” Coach Ken Whisenhunt said, per The Tennessean. “But I am happy to be here in Nashville, working for this organization. And I feel like things are going to go the right way for us. It has not happened as quickly as I wanted it to. Is it tough? Sure it is tough. We want to win, that is what this game is all about.

“But I feel like with the ownership that’s in place with Mr. (Tommy) Smith, that he wants to do it. I have a great relationship with (general manager) Ruston (Webster), and I really believe that we’re going to be successful here.”

File this away as a contender for Understatement of The Year.

As The Tennessean notes, the team will finish with “the worst single-season record since the franchise moved from Texas to Tennessee in 1997.” Definitely not something Whisenhunt, who’s in the first of a five-year deal, will highlight on his resume.

And neither will his players.

“It has been very, very draining,” wide receiver Kendall Wright said. “We are not where we want to be and we definitely had chances to win a lot of games. … You just have to try and stay positive, and stay off of social media, because it will break you down.

“I feel like we are a way better team. … We have the ability to win games, we just haven’t done it.”

The Titans will close out the season against the Colts at home, where they’re 1-6. But even an upset of Indianapolis won’t change how this year ultimately will be remembered.

A Music City Disaster.

(Photo via TitansOnline.com)

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