NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Titans want their home-field advantage back. Defensive coordinator Jerry Gray hopes they can turn back the clock a bit to make it happen.
Gray has talked repeatedly about the good old times when opposing offenses thought the Titans were pumping in noise so they couldn't hear. Now the Titans get their first chance Sunday to give their fans something to cheer about in their home opener against San Diego (1-1).
The coordinator said Thursday offenses shouldn't be able to hear when the home team is playing great defense and the energy from fans is helping generate sacks and big plays.
The Titans didn't have that edge last season, there wasn't much to cheer about. Tennessee gave up an NFL-worst 471 points and went 4-4 at home. They are home after a 2-game road trip showing marked improvement defensively.
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