Bud Adams makes Mike Reinfeldt the scapegoat

AP

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.