Veteran QB’s rarely come as magnanimous as Tennessee’s Kerry Collins. After a 59-0 loss to New England and having compiled a historic minus-7 yards passing for the afternoon, Collins refused to take personal responsibility for the staggering defeat when quizzed afterward, with quotes supplied by the Tennessean’s Jim Wyatt and David Climer :
œI still feel like I am the quarterback of this team and this is my team,” Colins said. “I give us a chance to win when I go out there.™™
œI know this: We are all responsible for this loss and for the past couple of losses,™™ Collins continued. œI know there are things we can all do better.™™
It is an indication of how bad a blowout this was that the Titans had to answer questions after the game about whether the Patriots ran up the score on them.
œI didn™t think they did, defensive tackle Tony Brown said. œThey just kept running their plays and it just so happens that they were working. It™s up to us as a defense to stop them and we just couldn™t get them stopped when we needed to.
Jeff Fisher noted that the Patriots stuck with their offensive scheme.
œThat was their plan going in. Why are they going to change their plan? he said.