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Mike Munchak confident he can fix Titans problems

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Titans owner Bud Adams sent a pretty strong signal to coach Mike Munchak when he went public with his decision to stop watching Sunday’s 55-7 loss to the Packers.

He sent an even stronger one when asked directly about the coach.

“I like Mike, I really do. But liking him and getting the job done are two different things,” Adams said. “If he is not getting the job done, that is what I have to find out. Right now, we are not looking very good. Something is wrong and I want to find out what the problem is and what needs to be done to fix it.”

Munchak was asked about Adams’ comments at his press conference on Monday and gave his answer of why he should be the guy who can fix the problems for a 5-10 team that’s been outscored by 159 points this season.

“You can’t lose perspective of the fact that sometimes it takes a little longer to build something than one season or a season-and-a- half. We’ve had one offseason here since I have been head coach, so we haven’t had a lot of time with the players. We have a short period of time to fix it, but I feel very confident that we will,” Munchak said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean. “But I feel good about how we are going to get there and it will be up to Mr. Adams to see if he agrees with me.”

Moving from 9-7 to, at best, 6-10 isn’t an obvious sign that the amount of time with the players is the problem but Munchak’s right about one thing. Adams will be the one to decide if that sales pitch is one he’s prepared to buy.

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23 Responses to “Mike Munchak confident he can fix Titans problems”
  1. texanfan62 says: Dec 24, 2012 6:49 PM

    He gone!

  2. yohochecko says: Dec 24, 2012 6:52 PM

    Just pointing out that Green Bay’s MM, Mike McCarthy went 8-8 in his first year as a coach with Favre as QB, during the rebuilding stages with their new GM and then in his third season, with a brand new young inexperienced QB, went 6-10. Sticking with a consistent plan worked out pretty well for them (and yes, I didn’t mention the 13-3 year, but then again, the Titans didn’t have Favre still playing well, either, did they?)

  3. ajonesmc931 says: Dec 24, 2012 7:03 PM

    He better be gone

  4. drbandkgb says: Dec 24, 2012 7:12 PM

    This coaching staff is full guys that shouldn’t be in the position they are in. I thought it was odd that they fired the OC.. when the DC has looked so bad.

    I think Bud is responsible for this though..
    This was his hire at HC and its showing that Bud doesnt need to go with his heart for a coach..

    The only coach I would keep is our Special team coach.. He has been with us for ever and always does good no matter what our teams out look is like.

    We also need to clean the front office out too.. We havent had a good Rookie class since Floyd was here… Give us fans a coach to be excited about.. Not some 3 rate offensive line coach.

  5. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 24, 2012 7:17 PM

    No one is going to want to coach that team. Spare me the “names” that you pine for… Bud Adams is the host monkey of that disease. This is a dead franchise. Pass.

  6. junglerat524 says: Dec 24, 2012 7:46 PM

    Nothing like having a senile old coot as an owner.

  7. rabbit119 says: Dec 24, 2012 7:51 PM

    Even though our Texans will embarass us again this year, it’s so good to know that Bud Adams gets one year closer to the end without a Super Bowl championship. Good luck to the Titans the year after they lose the Titanic of NFL owners.

  8. realfootballfan says: Dec 24, 2012 8:51 PM

    Munchack and the whole front office will probably be gone next Monday. It all started with that dumb decision to draft Jake Locker just because they were in a hurry to rush Vince Young out of town. Even under those circumstances, drafting Locker at 8 made no sense whatsoever and the sooner the next coach cuts the chord, the quicker this team can get back on track.

    It’s funny that the Bengals actually took one of the many second to routh round talent QB’s in that draft in the right round, and they’re the only one who’s going to the playoffs again while Ponder is doing nothing to help Adrian Pederson get to 2000 yards.

  9. moneymike23 says: Dec 24, 2012 8:54 PM

    yohochecko says: Dec 24, 2012 6:52 PM

    Just pointing out that Green Bay’s MM, Mike McCarthy went 8-8 in his first year as a coach with Favre as QB, during the rebuilding stages with their new GM and then in his third season, with a brand new young inexperienced QB, went 6-10. Sticking with a consistent plan worked out pretty well for them (and yes, I didn’t mention the 13-3 year, but then again, the Titans didn’t have Favre still playing well, either, did they?)
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    The Packers situation was different. The young inexperienced QB threw for 4000 yds, 28 tds, and 13 INTS. They went 6-10 because of the defense and they made the playoffs the next year.

    The Titans are mess from top to bottom….franchise qb is a disaster, O-line is abysmal, etc. They don’t have much hope, might as well blow it up now because they aren’t going to get this thing fixed in one or two years.

  10. maddenisfordorks says: Dec 24, 2012 10:03 PM

    Man – every team who loses seems to be in rush to fire/blow things up.

    The Texans needed 10 years.

  11. yankeemofo says: Dec 24, 2012 10:24 PM

    He can start by tendering his resignation.

  12. mancave001 says: Dec 24, 2012 10:30 PM

    Don’t can him yet. Needs another year, then evaluate.

    An Eagles fan

  13. flipola says: Dec 24, 2012 11:06 PM

    They have several young guys with potential, particularly on defense. But they aren’t ready to start. By letting vets like Finnegan go, they have to play too big a role too early. Also leaving no depth.

    The o-line situation is horrible. As much as I like Kendall Wright, and as hopeful as I am about Zach Brown, the Titans had a golden opportunity to draft David DeCastro AND Peter Konz. With Roos, Hutchinson, and Stewart, that’d be a damn fine line. (Obviously all the injuries didn’t help, either.)

    Offseason: sign veteran corner; draft o-linemen.

  14. rascalmanny says: Dec 24, 2012 11:31 PM

    Everything will be fine….after all, we still have CJ, Britt, and we just gave another contract to that great safety….Griffin. All great playmakers and leaders…..right?

    Clean House top to bottom. Or prepare for empty seats.

  15. db105 says: Dec 24, 2012 11:46 PM

    Curse of the Houston Oilers.

  16. baxman89 says: Dec 25, 2012 12:16 AM

    ^
    Packers defense wasn’t bad in 08. And Rodgers had a good statistical year, but they went 6-10 because Rodgers had a tendency to throw fourth quarter back-breaking picks. He got that out of his system soon after.

  17. paychrisjohnson28 says: Dec 25, 2012 12:16 AM

    FIRE MUNCHAK and the entire staff, and start over from scratch… But with 90 year old owner Bud Adams it’s hard to guess what he will do next after he stayed with Jeff Fisher so long after only 6 playoff seasons in 16 years !

    Changes need and will be made…the question is when that might happen ?

  18. htowntexan says: Dec 25, 2012 12:26 AM

    Please keep him and Bud stay alive! Texans need these two things!

  19. lks311 says: Dec 25, 2012 1:27 AM

    flipola says:
    Dec 24, 2012 11:06 PM
    They have several young guys with potential, particularly on defense. But they aren’t ready to start. By letting vets like Finnegan go, they have to play too big a role too early. Also leaving no depth.

    The o-line situation is horrible. As much as I like Kendall Wright, and as hopeful as I am about Zach Brown, the Titans had a golden opportunity to draft David DeCastro AND Peter Konz. With Roos, Hutchinson, and Stewart, that’d be a damn fine line. (Obviously all the injuries didn’t help, either.)

    Offseason: sign veteran corner; draft o-linemen.
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    Did you not see Peter Konz get completely worked in the Detroit game?

  20. teal379 says: Dec 25, 2012 9:27 AM

    baxman89 says:
    Dec 25, 2012 12:16 AM
    ^
    Packers defense wasn’t bad in 08. And Rodgers had a good statistical year, but they went 6-10 because Rodgers had a tendency to throw fourth quarter back-breaking picks. He got that out of his system soon after.

    2008 Packers’ D was 20th over all.

    Aaron only threw 13 ints, less than 1 a game, of the 13 only 5 were in the 4th quarter and none of those INTs were when GB was ahead.

    The games against Tampa and NOLA were the only games where he had more Ints than TDs

  21. teal379 says: Dec 25, 2012 9:29 AM

    baxman89 says:
    Dec 25, 2012 12:16 AM
    ^
    Packers defense wasn’t bad in 08. And Rodgers had a good statistical year, but they went 6-10 because Rodgers had a tendency to throw fourth quarter back-breaking picks. He got that out of his system soon after.

    2008 Packers’ D was 20th over all.

    Aaron only threw 13 ints, less than 1 a game, of the 13 only 5 were in the 4th quarter and none of those INTs were when GB was ahead. He threw INTs in 9 of 16 games.

    The games against Tampa and NOLA were the only games where he had more Ints than TDs

  22. threemajorsplus says: Dec 25, 2012 3:08 PM

    To my true Titans fan/Oiler fans sometimes you jus gotta stick with the program and choices that are made…We drafted Jake and he had a bad year, Munchak seemed to have lost his team in games this year we were embarrassed coming of a 9-7 season..In the end tho’ we have always had strong coaching a good defense and good drafts I have faith in the organization that we get this thing turned around…We had some good wins this season and some bad losses dont listen to anti’s talkin about the owner and the coaching staff I like Bud he speaks his mind and hell if im 89 and owned a team Id be eager to win soon too..

  23. flipola says: Dec 26, 2012 2:27 AM

    lks311 says:
    Dec 25, 2012 1:27 AM

    Did you not see Peter Konz get completely worked in the Detroit game?
    ___________________________________

    True… he did have Suh to contend with. I’m just saying, two (potential) starting interior o-linemen would have helped Tennessee tremendously.

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