Last week, Titans president and CEO Tommy Smith publicly discussed the decision he has to make about coach Mike Munchak’s future with the team and didn’t hide the difficulty of making a call on a man who has played and coached for the team for most of his adult life.
Smith met with reporters after Sunday’s loss and didn’t waver from his plan to wait until the end of the season to make a call on Munchak. Smith did say he was “disappointed” with the on-field results for a team that needs to do more than compete hard before losing as they did against the Cardinals.
“I’m disappointed because I like winning,” Smith said, via the Tennessean. “I don’t like losing. We’re not in the losing business. We’re in the winning business. It’s nice to be competitive and say you got close. … We’re not into that. I’m happy with the talent we brought in, so from a dollar standpoint I think we got value worth there, but we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
Smith might not like it, but the Titans have been in the losing business for the last few years. The team is 20-26 under Munchak, a record that can’t be laid entirely at the coach’s feet but one that he can’t escape responsibility for either. Smith said he believes there’s a “good nucleus” of talent on the team, now he just has to decide if Munchak’s level of responsibility for that losing record is too much for him to turn it into a winner.