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Mike Munchak, Chris Johnson may not be long for Tennessee

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Titans coach Mike Munchak and running back Chris Johnson may both be in their final month in Tennessee.

The Titans, who are already undergoing a change at the top after the death of owner Bud Adams, are not happy with what they’re seeing from Munchak, according to an NFL Network report from Mike Silver and Ian Rapoport. Tommy Smith, the son-in-law of Adams who has taken over control of the team, has said he wants to see tough, hard-nosed football, and it’s no surprise that Smith isn’t happy with what he’s seeing from Munchak’s team.

The same report said that Johnson is “almost certainly gone after the season.” That’s no surprise; Johnson simply isn’t playing well enough to justify his contract.

And the report further said that the Titans seem ready to move on from quarterback Jake Locker, and even suggested that Jay Cutler could be a target of the Titans in free agency this offseason. Cutler played his college football in Tennessee at Vanderbilt.

The report said General Manager Ruston Webster is safe, so it would likely be Webster hiring the new coach and rebuilding the franchise if the Titans are ready to move on from Munchak, Johnson and Locker.

It’s worth noting that the Titans, at 5-7, are still alive in the AFC wild card race. So if Munchak wants to save his job, there’s one thing he can do that would go a long way toward staying in Tennessee: Upset the Broncos in Denver today.

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22 Responses to “Mike Munchak, Chris Johnson may not be long for Tennessee”
  1. realdealsteel says: Dec 8, 2013 10:43 AM

    Chris Johnson has always been a fraud as far as being a top tier RB. No surprise with them releasing him.

    I find it had to think that Cutler will walk but stranger things have happened.

  2. mrsmell says: Dec 8, 2013 10:49 AM

    If Chris wont take a cut, cut him. Pretty simply as that. Got paid and got lazy. Ive stood behind his pay to start, not any more. Still a talented RB, but not worth the price.

  3. beavertonsteve says: Dec 8, 2013 10:52 AM

    Chris Johnson has always been a fraud as far as being a top tier RB. No surprise with them releasing him.
    C’mon. I’m no Chris Johnson fan, but you don’t rush for 2,000 without being a top tier RB at some point.

  4. lorddarkhelmet says: Dec 8, 2013 10:53 AM

    oh yeah, Webster has done juuust great. He definitely deserved to keep his job.

  5. schuch10 says: Dec 8, 2013 10:54 AM

    No RB who rushes for 2000 yards in a season is a fraud. It may have been short lived, but he certainly is not a fraud.

  6. sportsfan18 says: Dec 8, 2013 10:54 AM

    Other than Chris Johnson’s 2,000 yard season, he’s been just another back.

    Way over paid due to that 2,000 yard season.

    All his other seasons besides that one are just normal production but he received a lot more money than the majority of other running backs for similar production outside of that one season.

  7. seatownballers says: Dec 8, 2013 11:00 AM

    I’m more surprised about locker. They drafted him, groomed him, brought hasselbeck I’m too train him. They are looking at a full rebuild

  8. mizzousooner says: Dec 8, 2013 11:01 AM

    Johnson was great, until he got paid.

  9. bennyb82 says: Dec 8, 2013 11:09 AM

    Peyton Hillis had a great season once too. Is he a top back?

  10. dodohead418 says: Dec 8, 2013 11:18 AM

    It was a mistake to hire a OL coach as head coach to begin with and paying a guy only for that one good season……

  11. gamedayscout says: Dec 8, 2013 11:18 AM

    Please take Cutler!


    Bears fan

  12. edukator4 says: Dec 8, 2013 11:20 AM

    big difference between hillis’ 1100 yard season and Johnson’s 2000 yard season.

  13. 21stnprime says: Dec 8, 2013 11:33 AM

    trade him for T-rich straight up

  14. carpi2 says: Dec 8, 2013 11:42 AM

    Dropping Locker, to replace him with Cutler. Yeah, that sounds like a prudent move.

    Obviously, Mr. Tommy Smith hadn’t watched Cutler’s play for the last 6 years.

    Better off keeping locker, and spending a 3rd-4th round pick on a young QB, in this year’s draft.

  15. sfm073 says: Dec 8, 2013 12:31 PM

    Locker at least has upside, cutler has none. He can be a decent qb at times but he’ll never be great.

  16. baily67 says: Dec 8, 2013 12:49 PM

    first off, Chris Johnson got his 2000 yards in a garbage season. when they were eliminated from the playoffs, all Fisher did was run CJ to get the record. what was more impressive was him beating the yards from scrimmage record. that was when he actually caught passes. he’s not worth what he’s being paid though.

  17. logicalcomment says: Dec 8, 2013 1:16 PM

    Chris Johnson has always been a fraud as far as being a top tier RB. No surprise with them releasing him.
    C’mon. I’m no Chris Johnson fan, but you don’t rush for 2,000 without being a top tier RB at some point.

    He was top tier that 1 season only !

  18. dreisthafuture says: Dec 8, 2013 2:11 PM

    Chris Johnson has had under 1200 yds once. U delusional to think that’s avg numbers. Not his fault it was in meaningless seasons. That’s on the gm

  19. gatorsandsteelerssuckbigblackclocks says: Dec 8, 2013 3:41 PM

    Hear that munch and cj? That is the sound of inevitability. Time to pack your bags and exit Nashville stage left. Your mediocrity has taken a toll on the city and the fans for far too long. Go be a plague elsewhere.

  20. titansbro says: Dec 8, 2013 5:01 PM

    Webster has actually had a few fantastic drafts with the possible exception of Locker. Wright, Casey, Warmack, Brown, & Ayers are big time youngsters. Possibly Hunter as well.

  21. hitking60 says: Dec 8, 2013 8:53 PM

    I’m with blowing this team up. But Munch and CJ ain’t the only ones that need to go. The two OTs need to go. Washington and Britt can go. Wimbly, Morgan, and Griffin on the defense need to go. And if you’re blowing it up and starting over. Why in the hell would you start over with a QB that’s. Bombed with two other teams. Good QBs coming out in the next two drafts. Start over with one of them.

  22. bravovictor52 says: Dec 9, 2013 9:49 PM

    CJ may get his 1000 yards, but he is not a play maker. Look at the good RBs. They are averaging way more than CJ per carry. Worse than that, CJ’s yards after contact is pathetic. Give me anybody with a little more heart and guts.

    Avid Titans Fan

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