Jim Wyatt is the Titans beat writer for the Tennessean. He's been covering the team since the 1999 season.
Jim Schwartz spent 10 years in Tennessee as the Titans defensive coordinator. What's the perception of him from the fans and people who were around him during that time?
"I think certainly people respected the work he did. He had a lot of success here with the defense. He's a very meticulous guy and a good motivator among players. He's a guy ... I think people realized when he left, that he was definitely on his way to brighter days ahead.
"I mean he learned from Bill Belichick and he learned from Jeff Fisher. Players certainly had a lot of respect for him. He's remembered fondly here. He's a guy that paid his dues within the organization to get to where he got here. I don't think anyone is surprised that he's been able to have the success that's he's had so far in Detroit."
How much concern is there about the start Titans running back Chris Johnson is off to (19 carries for 21 yards) this season?
"There's a heck of a lot of concern and the problem is nobody really knows what's wrong with Chris Johnson. A lot of people are pointing the finger at him, but the offensive line has not performed very well. He's been getting hit in the backfield way too many times. Now, obviously, when anything goes wrong, people start looking in other areas as well, and now the play calling has been called into question. All as a result of Chris Johnson struggling.
"He doesn't look like the same back because he hasn't been able to break those tackles and hasn't been able to get into the open field. I don't think it's all him, but the problem is after getting such a big contract – $53.5 million extension last season – everybody expects so much more and they aren't getting it and they don't know why."
It's only a matter of time before Lions quarterback
"Well, the Titans' secondary has been a mess the first two weeks of the season. The only hope and the only thing they can kind of hold on to this week is that maybe this is the week it gets better for them.
"Tom Brady pretty much did what he wanted to against them. Philip Rivers found a lot of open receivers all over the field. I think there have been communication problems. I think they made a personnel switch from Michael Griffin from free safety to strong safety and put in an inexperienced safety in there in Robert Johnson. I think as a result, they've had some lapses. That's not to mention some of the problems they've had at linebacker adjusting to playing without Colin McCarthy.
"Certainly, the table is set there for Matthew Stafford to have one of those type games, but you figure sooner or later, the Titans are going to rise up to play better than what they have so far."
How big of a week is this for Tennessee? It's obviously tough to come back from a 0-3 start.
"You don't like to talk about must-wins in September, but because of the way they've started, and the schedule that's ahead of them, I think it is.
"They could get buried here in the first month of the season. After the Lions they go to Houston. They've got a road game at Minnesota and then they've got the Steelers coming in and then they go to Buffalo. They've got a tough road coming up, and if you lose you're first two games at home – they lost to Patriots Week 1 at home – and you find yourself 0-3 and 0-4 in September, you can pretty much forget about it.
"The Titans realize not only do they have to start playing better but they have to find a way to win. So they are looking at this like a game they have to have.
"They've had a good week of practice. I don't see a lot of guys hanging their heads. They still have some spirit about them and we'll see how they play on Sunday."
What has the talk been about Lions running back
"The great unknown is what has to concern you if you're the Titans. Also looking at the Titans' track record the last two games stopping the run – they haven't been very good.
"The Patriots spread them out and gashed them in the opener. Last week, against the Chargers, they gave up a lot of yards on the ground again. They were supposed to be better against the run this year. They beefed up on the interior line and play a rotation where they expected to be better.
"Leshoure is certainly going to be rested and fresh and (he's) a very talented guy. I think the Titans have to have a concern, especially when you have so many problems going on behind you in the secondary. I can see a situation where the Titans put such an emphasis on trying to slow down Matthew Stafford and