Titans coach Mike Vrabel doubling down after 0-2 start, rout

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel reacts during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel has two-time NFL rushing champ Derrick Henry, and the reigning AP NFL Coach of the Year is doubling down.

Yes, despite the Titans' first 0-2 start in a decade and coming off the ugliest loss of his tenure in a 41-7 loss to Buffalo on Monday night.

Vrabel is focusing on what his Titans can do rather than listening to the rising chorus of fans eager to fire second-year offensive coordinator Todd Downing or even general manager Jon Robinson's recent draft failures after six straight winning seasons and three straight playoff berths.

"This isn't all of a sudden the time for wholesale changes," Vrabel said Tuesday. "This is about getting back to the basics and what we believe in, what we've had success in, and making sure that that everybody sees it the same way that I do."