Smith said that first-year head coach Ken Whisenhunt's and general manager Ruston Webster’s jobs are safe, but he said the roster needs improvement and hopes to see better play over the final month of the season.
“The roster is going to look a lot different next year," Smith told The Tennessean. "Players need to be playing to the best of their abilities right now, and that will determine their future. There may be some players whose contracts might be up, but that doesn't mean they're not going to be here."
Tennessee has 10 players currently on injured reserve, and Smith said the team’s biggest needs are the offensive line, the defensive line, linebackers and receivers. Smith refused to point fingers and blame any individual, but he insisted that the Titans expect to draft well and be active in free agency.
“I am terribly disappointed for the fans,” Smith said, according to the report. “I know they're not happy, and I am right there with them. I am disappointed, I am angry. I want to win, and I want to win now.
Tennessee ranks in the bottom third in the NFL in scoring offense and total offense. Only three other teams average fewer than the 17.8 points a game that the Titans have posted.
The Titans have lost six games in row and play the New York Giants on Sunday. The Giants have lost seven in a row.
- Scooby Axson