Six NFL teams have fired their head coaches, and two of those six teams have already hired their new coaches. And then there are the Titans.
Tennessee still hasn’t said whether coach Mike Munchak will be back for the 2014 season, and as discussions continue within the front office, Munchak could go either way, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean.
Titans President and CEO Tommy Smith apparently needs to be sold on Munchak’s vision for the team. Smith did not hire Munchak, and now that Smith has taken over for his late father-in-law, Bud Adams, Munchak has to persuade Smith that he’s the right man for the job.
Most teams make their head-coaching decisions immediately following the season, but the Titans aren’t like most teams. Munchak knew that when he took the job: His predecessor, Jeff Fisher, spent four weeks in limbo after the 2010 season before eventually departing, and Munchak wasn’t hired until February 7, 2011.
The Titans situation probably won’t drag into February, but it hasn’t been resolved yet.