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Mike Munchak to meet with Tommy Smith later this week

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Head coaches have been falling around the NFL since Sunday night, but there’s still no definitive word on Mike Munchak’s future in the NFL.

Munchak said Monday, via Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, that he expects to meet with General Manager Ruston Webster in the next couple of days and then speak with team president and CEO Tommy Smith later in the week. Munchak admitted that “it’s hard” not knowing whether or not he’ll be retained as the team’s coach but that his players are “big boys” that shouldn’t be worrying about his fate.

One topic that Munchak plans to discuss with Smith is the expiration of his contract after next season and the possibility that he would be a lame duck next season. That topic will obviously be moot if Smith decides to move in a different direction, but if the owner’s being deliberate than the coach might as well be deliberate as well.

Munchak also said that he thinks the Titans would have advanced to the playoffs if Jake Locker was able to start at quarterback all season. That dovetailed with his positive review of offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains’ work this season and an indication that Munchak would like Loggains back if gets to make that call.

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7 Responses to “Mike Munchak to meet with Tommy Smith later this week”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 30, 2013 3:30 PM

    And why does Webster get to keep his job? They had 9 wins and then in 2 seasons he won only 6 games and then 5. He didn’t make good draft decisions or use 2 offseasons very well to improve this team, and has arguably put them in a worse situation than when he took over. Another GM doing an awful job that the Owner of the team somehow sees as the opposite.

  2. string888 says: Dec 30, 2013 3:33 PM

    Well given that the other coaches that the Jaguars beat this year are already fired to does not look good for Munchak. I guess the Jags are the litmus test for failure for coaches this year.

  3. ravenswhat says: Dec 30, 2013 3:42 PM

    That’s harsh if they plan on firing him. Just let him know now so he can make a living somewhere else.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Dec 30, 2013 3:48 PM

    Mike had a bad feeling when they sent a hearse over to pick him up for the meeting.

  5. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Dec 30, 2013 3:54 PM

    Fired from their jobs, two ex pro football coaches turned their attention to fighting crime. Now, they must save the city from organized crime… if they can save themselves from each other first. MUNCHAK AND LOGGAINS. This fall on CBS.

  6. kev86 says: Dec 30, 2013 6:10 PM

    I think they were just mediocre enough and he survives

  7. titansbro says: Dec 31, 2013 8:04 AM

    thestrategyexpert says: Dec 30, 2013 3:30 PM

    And why does Webster get to keep his job? They had 9 wins and then in 2 seasons he won only 6 games and then 5. He didn’t make good draft decisions or use 2 offseasons very well to improve this team, and has arguably put them in a worse situation than when he took over. Another GM doing an awful job that the Owner of the team somehow sees as the opposite.

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    This is just wrong. The Titans have actually had some very good drafts in the last few years, with one debatable selection in Jake Locker. Guys like Casey, Wright, Hunter, Ayers, Brown, & Klug have all been his picks. And they have signed some good FAs as well, Kamerion Wimbley being the biggest exception to that. I think Webster has done a pretty good job giving this coaching stafff talent to work with. But it’s hard to win when you’re relying on your backup QB for basically the entire season. I mean, look at the Packers. And remember, he did not choose Mike Munchak. That decision was made by Bud Adams himself. And Tommy Smith should leave this decision up to Ruston Webster. It’s the GM’s job to find the head coach, not the owner.

    Personally, I feel like it’s time to move on from Munchak. I understand not having your franchise QB hurts you, but I think the problems extend beyond that. I think they need to hire an offensive minded coach that knows how to develop a young QB, whether that’s Locker or someone else. But I also agree with some other posters on here, the way they are dragging this decision out makes me think they’re going to give him one more year, along with Locker.

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