Chance Warmack wanted it. And Chance Warmack is getting it.
For starters, he called his shot prior to the draft, ditching the standard incoming rookie “I want to play for whoever picks me” crap and declaring clearly and unequivocally his interest in the Titans, given the presence of two Hall of Fame offensive linemen on the coaching staff.
“I’ve never been coached by an actual offensive lineman before,” Warmack said in mid-April. “It would be like a dream come true for me.”
As explained by David Climer of the Tennessean, Warmack is getting hands-on instruction from both position coach Bruce Matthews and head coach Mike Munchak. The boss, per Climer, was “deeply involved” in O-line drills during offseason workouts — particularly with Warmack.
“Having the head coach spend that much time with me and with our group means a lot,” Warmack said. “It shows how much he cares about the offensive line. He knows how important we are.”
Munchak also knows how important this season is. He has been with the organization as a player and a coach for more than three decades, and the end could be coming if the Titans struggle again in 2013.