The Lions brought just-fired Titans coach Mike Munchak for an interview yesterday, even though he didn’t meet his potential quarterback.
“It was just a great visit,” Munchak told Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “It was good to see the facilities – great facilities – and it was good. We’ll see what happens.”
While Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford sat in when Ravens coordinator Jim Caldwell interviewed last Friday, he wasn’t on hand when Gary Kubiak or Munchak interviewed this week.
Munchak didn’t have much else to offer, replying “You never know, . . . We’ll just wait and see,” when asked if he thought he had a realistic chance at the job.
But in one respect, Munchak has something valuable going for him, coming in on the heels of his former Titans co-worker Jim Schwartz.
“If you want to go the total opposite of Schwartzie, Mike Munchak is that,” former Titans safety Blaine Bishop said. “I mean, a mild-mannered, well-respected person. Hard, but fair. Those are the things that the players see in him, and I agree with all that because as a former player I think that’s how it should be done.”
The Lions are also expected to interview Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt this week.