Titans should ask, what’s wrong with this picture?

Among all the firings of coaches and general managers around the league last week, there were three I thought were noteworthy regarding their success against the Titans.  Those three are former Chargers general manager A.J. Smith and coach Norv Turner and former Bears coach Lovie Smith.

As we painfully recall, the Chargers and Bears each humiliated the Titans in 2012, by scores of 38-10 and 51-20, but the three men who are the focus of this article have enjoyed success against the Titans far beyond this past season.  We'll look at their careers versus the Titans, after the jump.

A.J. Smith, Chargers GM from 2003-2012:

2012 Chargers 38, Titans 10
2010 Chargers 33, Titans 25
2009 Chargers 42, Titans 17
2007 Chargers 23, Titans 17
2007 playoffs Chargers 17, Titans 6
2006 Chargers 40, Titans 7
2004 Chargers 38, Titans 17
 
overall record versus Titans: 7-0
average score: 33-14
 
Norv Turner, Chargers head coach 2007-2012, Raiders head coach 2004-2005, Redskins head coach 1994-2000:
 
2012 Chargers 38, Titans 10
2010 Chargers 33, Titans 25
2009 Chargers 42, Titans 17
2007 Chargers 23, Titans 17
2007 playoffs Chargers 17, Titans 6
2005 Raiders 34, Titans 25
2004 Raiders 40, Titans 35
2000 Titans 27, Redskins 21
1997 Oilers 28, Redskins 14
 
overall record vs Titans/Oilers: 7-2
average score: 29-21
 
Lovie Smith, Bears head coach 2004-2012:
 
2012 Bears 51, Titans 20
2008 Titans 21, Bears 14
2004 Bears 19, Titans 17
 
overall record vs Titans: 2-1
average score: 28-19
 
If I'm Bud Adams, I have to be thinking, "These guys weren't deemed by their former bosses to be good enough, yet they all have a long track record of whipping my team.  What's wrong with this picture?" 
 
At least I hope Bud is thinking that way.
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