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Bud Adams makes Mike Reinfeldt the scapegoat

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Titans owner Bud Adams has chosen not to fire coach Mike Munchak or, for now at least, G.M. Ruston Webster.

That same benefit of the doubt wasn’t extended to the guy who hired them, and who was promoted a year ago from G.M. to the team’s senior executive V.P. and Chief Operating Officer.

Yes, Adams took off the mittens and gave a double-barreled middle finger to Mike Reinfeldt.

“He has two more years to go on his contract but I think we’d be better off without him,” Adams said, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.  “I don’t think he was getting the job done.  Mike Reinfeldt is out.”

But what ultimately was Reinfeldt’s “job,” once he put Munchak and Webster in place?  And if Reinfeldt hired a head coach who is good enough to stay, didn’t Reinfeldt do his job well enough to stay, too?

It looks like Adams was determined to fire someone, and that Reinfeldt was the one that was the easiest to fire and in turn replace.

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41 Responses to “Bud Adams makes Mike Reinfeldt the scapegoat”
  1. pl4tinum514 says: Dec 31, 2012 3:24 PM

    Shame on you for making me google Reinfeldt.

  2. txtuff says: Dec 31, 2012 3:26 PM

    I would take Mike Reinfeldt over Bud Adams any freaking time!!

  3. bringbackkosar says: Dec 31, 2012 3:28 PM

    Bud is the new Al Davis

  4. ajb3313 says: Dec 31, 2012 3:28 PM

    Bud Adams comes off looking like a dummy (granted, a filthy rich one) here.

    All season long he’s made comments about being unhappy with the team. He threatened the jobs of every person in the organization, from GM to players down to the cleaning staff. And then… he lets one guy go?

  5. jakec4 says: Dec 31, 2012 3:28 PM

    “He has two more years to go on his contract but I think we’d be better off without him,”

    “I don’t think he was getting the job done. Mike Reinfeldt is out.”

    Please don’t mince words Mr. Adams. How do you really feel?

  6. dannymac17 says: Dec 31, 2012 3:31 PM

    this guy is senile.

  7. hawkforlife says: Dec 31, 2012 3:31 PM

    “He has two more years to go on his contract but I think we’d be better off without him,” Adams said,

    Geeze, gracefulness isn’t his strong suit I guess.

  8. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 31, 2012 3:31 PM

    He’s a funny guy.

  9. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Dec 31, 2012 3:34 PM

    He should fire his barber, too.

  10. tennesseeoilers says: Dec 31, 2012 3:36 PM

    This is the same bozo owner who forced Vince Young in as his team’s No. 1 draft pick, forced the QB into the starting lineup months later, and then fired the head coach after said quarterback repeatedly quit on his team. (During one of the times the QB checked out, Jeff Fisher started the year 10 and 0 with a backup QB. Fisher was fired two years later.) Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Bud Adams.

  11. jagtiger says: Dec 31, 2012 3:36 PM

    Adams is a real nutcase

  12. justintuckrule says: Dec 31, 2012 3:39 PM

    Nice toupee.

  13. surfinbird1 says: Dec 31, 2012 3:40 PM

    The way he looks,he better win something real quick.

  14. baily67 says: Dec 31, 2012 3:41 PM

    I’m not a Bud liker at all, but if you read the original story, Reinfeldt had absolutely nothing to do in terms of a job and if I was the owner, I’d probably do the same. why does the team need a president. to be honest, I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the job he did anyway. think Webster will do a better job. Bud is here to stay, until death, so you might as well get used to it.

  15. mazblast says: Dec 31, 2012 3:43 PM

    Sandra Lee’s Cans says:

    He should fire his barber, too.
    ——————————————–
    Ain’t that the truth. If that’s his real hair, even for a guy who’s 90 years old, that’s a bad hairdo. If that’s not his real hair, I say on behalf of all folliclely-challenged men everywhere–let go, Bud. If that’s a rug, it’s down there with James Traficante.

    Getting back to the subject–You’re keeping the guys who’ve failed, and canning the guy who hired them at your behest. Got it.

  16. mrcogburn says: Dec 31, 2012 3:43 PM

    You would think a man of his means could afford some White Strips.

  17. jimmysee says: Dec 31, 2012 3:44 PM

    Mike Reinfeldt came to Tennessee from Green Bay where he is missed.

    Hope the red carpet willl be extended to welcome him back.

  18. fwippel says: Dec 31, 2012 3:46 PM

    Sounds like par for the course for Bud Adams.

    And for you guys ripping on Adam’s haircut, I’ve got news for you: This is an improvement over what he looked like back when Bum Phillips was his coach (for the Houston Oilers).

  19. fuglyflorio says: Dec 31, 2012 3:47 PM

    Pretty classless to say that sort of thing.

  20. packattack1967 says: Dec 31, 2012 3:48 PM

    Sandra Lee’s Cans says: Dec 31, 2012 3:34 PM

    He should fire his barber, too
    ___________

    Classic!

  21. jimthebuilder27 says: Dec 31, 2012 3:49 PM

    Bud Adams has no clue what he’s doing. Munchak’s team quit on him several times this year, he has an undisciplined team, and he lets one guy go? I don’t get it either.

  22. psunick says: Dec 31, 2012 3:52 PM

    Come on!

    Aren’t Bud’s honest words better than “we wish him well in his future endeavors?”

  23. slammincamnewton says: Dec 31, 2012 3:54 PM

    It’s clear Bud Adams wants the #1 next year.

  24. thefiesty1 says: Dec 31, 2012 4:12 PM

    Adams is the worst owner in pro sports. He doesn’t have a clue and never has. He screwed up, big time, with his dealings with Vince and Fisher. Why anyone would work for this dolt is just beyond me.

  25. ftblfan9 says: Dec 31, 2012 4:14 PM

    It is really hard to see why the Titans are a terrible franchise.

  26. camdenyard says: Dec 31, 2012 4:15 PM

    Every time I see a picture of Adams I think of “Weekend at Bernie’s”.

  27. dirtdawg54 says: Dec 31, 2012 4:19 PM

    If anyone out there pines for a big time sports executive job, Bud Adams might be “Exhibit A” as to why that might not be such a good idea.

  28. padraighansen says: Dec 31, 2012 4:36 PM

    He’ll be in demand, and hopefully back in Green Bay shortly. But with Ron Wolf running the search in San Diego….I could see him landing there.

  29. beedubyatoo says: Dec 31, 2012 4:41 PM

    Adams is the worst owner in pro sports
    ——————
    I dunno about that. He’s got a lot of competition.
    Snider,Jerrah, and Herb Kohl come to mind right off the top.

  30. realdealsteel says: Dec 31, 2012 4:41 PM

    It was Bud who made them draft Vince Young, which was the starting point at forcing out Jeff Fisher. Bud has become a mettlesome old cute who needs to sell the team and go sit down at some rest home somewhere and let the youngsters take over.

  31. bnwpnw says: Dec 31, 2012 5:08 PM

    I feel for ya Titans fans. When the owner’s the problem, change comes slowly, if ever.

  32. tinopuno says: Dec 31, 2012 5:39 PM

    Can we be certain Bud Adams is not actually a zombie?

  33. 3yardsndust says: Dec 31, 2012 5:40 PM

    Senile.

  34. ghosts go boo says: Dec 31, 2012 6:22 PM

    “Shame on you for making me google Reinfeldt.”

    Really? You must be a casual football fan. Hmm.

  35. pjrhc says: Dec 31, 2012 6:33 PM

    Bud Adams. The man who comforts all those who miss Al Davis.

  36. blazertop says: Dec 31, 2012 6:59 PM

    Bud won it all in 1960 and 1961 and hasn’t done squat since. You’d be senile too from dealing with failure that long.

  37. yourmomcalled says: Dec 31, 2012 7:06 PM

    beedubyatoo says:
    Dec 31, 2012 4:41 PM
    Adams is the worst owner in pro sports
    ——————
    I dunno about that. He’s got a lot of competition.
    Snider,Jerrah, and Herb Kohl come to mind right off the top.

    ————-

    Don’t forget Loria, who screwed over 2 cities.

  38. denverscott says: Dec 31, 2012 7:08 PM

    That hair looks like something I wash off the sticky buddie after cleaning the sofa. And when did stereo computer screens come tinted?

  39. vincelombardisghost says: Dec 31, 2012 7:20 PM

    Come on back to wisconsin and the Packers Mr. Reinfeldt

  40. orlandodawg says: Dec 31, 2012 7:20 PM

    Jesus, Bud Adams looks like Emperor Palpatine. “He’s the one we have been looking for! THE SITH LORD!”

  41. muskyhunter2542 says: Jan 4, 2013 12:28 PM

    Mike Reinfeldt will be back in Green Bay

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