A day after his 22-year-old conference title-game blunder was knocked down a peg in the pantheon of pro football pants-pooping, former Browns running back Earnest Byner has lost his job.
Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports that the Titans have fired Byner, who joined the team in 2008 as its running backs coach.
In 2009, one of Byner’s charges, Chris Johnson, rushed for 2,006 yards.
Per the report, Kennedy Pola will replace Byner.
If the Titans had moved more quickly, they could have brought back Sherman Smith, who worked for the team from 1995 through 2007 before taking a job with the Redskins. Smith recently joined Pete Carroll’s staff in Seattle.
Then again, maybe Titans coach Jeff Fisher waited to dump Byner so that Fisher wouldn’t have to tell Smith to get lost.