LAMM AT LARGE: The pain the Titans have caused

LAMM AT LARGE: The pain the Titans have caused

By: David Lamm

Jaguars fans who’ve jumped on the bandwagon in the last 20 years may wonder why older fans have such disdain for Sunday’s opponent, the Titans.

You can read how the Titans ruined the Jaguars dream season in 1999 . . . how the Jaguars were 15-0 against everyone else; 0-3 against the Titans . . . how the Jaguars appeared Super Bowl-bound after a 62-7 playoff victory against Miami, but blew a halftime lead and Super Bowl trip in the second half of the AFC Championship Game against — of course — the Titans.

But you had to be there, in 1999, to feel their pain. How they lost by one point early in the season and then had 6 turnovers in a late season loss.

Then blew that halftime.

You had to know first-hand how great the defense was; how great the offense was with Mark Brunell passing to Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell and Fred Taylor running.

You had to be there to understand.