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Bud Adams wants to hire new Titans coach on the cheap

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Whoever takes the new Titans head-coaching job should be prepared to be one of the lowest-paid head coaches in the NFL.

Terry McCormick of TitanInsider reports that the job will pay about $2.5 million a year. Good money for most of us, but a far cry from what Jeff Fisher was making: If Fisher had coached the 2011 season as planned, he would have made $6.5 million.

Titans owner Bud Adams paid Fisher a buyout and also owes former defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil about $1 million. With all the money Adams is paying to coaches who are no longer with the team, he’s not going to break the bank for a new coach.

Titans offensive line coach Mike Munchak remains the favorite to land the job, while Titans offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger, Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell are also candidates.

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8 Responses to “Bud Adams wants to hire new Titans coach on the cheap”
  1. xli2006 says: Feb 4, 2011 9:12 AM

    “Get off my lawn!!!” – Bud Adams

  2. CKL says: Feb 4, 2011 9:32 AM

    Well now, Gregg Williams’ brush off makes sense in this light. Dude’s probably making more as the Saints DC than this.

  3. heyooooh says: Feb 4, 2011 9:38 AM

    He looks like Grandpa Al from the Munsters.

  4. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Feb 4, 2011 10:16 AM

    Offensive line coach!?!?! What could he possibly know!?!?!?! Rage rage rage.

  5. shadowgm1 says: Feb 4, 2011 10:25 AM

    What an idiot.

    You get what you pay for, remember that.

    And without further adieu, I present the new coach of the Titans…Mike Munchak.

    Munchak: “Thank you, and thank you to the organization for this opportunity. I look forward to winnning a championship here…on the cheap.”

    Question Response 1: “I was informed by the organization that I will be assuming a greater team responsibility and time requirement without an increase in my position coach salary, yes.”

    Question Response 2: “We are evaluating a number of qualified candidates – along the lines of the coaching salary budget – for the coordinator positions and the position coach openings. Hmmm? Yes, the interviews are being planned and conducted around the rigors of their own team schedules, but we won’t need to contact local High School superintendents for permission to speak with their head coaches, or local small school college AD’s to speak with Graduate assistants. Our search will be thorough and intense.”

  6. titans5298 says: Feb 4, 2011 10:29 AM

    Bud has been cheap for years, that is why we lose great players to other teams willing to pay the player the going rate. Bud keeps saying he wants a super bowl before he leaves this earth. I do not see it happening by being a penny pincher at the HC Job.

  7. grpatriot says: Feb 4, 2011 10:36 AM

    Adams is a class act that shoots the bird at the crowd! Feel bad for Titans fans!

  8. quizguy66 says: Feb 4, 2011 12:02 PM

    Adams does not get his proper due as it’s clear that he belongs in the same class of owner as Al Davis and Mikey Boy Brown.

    -QG

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