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Whisenhunt keeping some of his inherited Titans assistants

Shawn Jefferson, Justin Hunter AP

New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt is going through the process of assembling his staff, and he’s hanging onto a few of the assistants he inherited from Mike Munchak.

According to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean, Whisenhunt is keeping wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson and running backs coach Sylvester Croom.

Whisenhunt has already told former defensive coordinator Jerry Gray he won’t be back (though his contract expired), and isn’t expected to retain defensive consultant Gregg Williams either. Quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone has also been let go.

Whisenhunt is expected to make a run at Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton, who ran his defense when he was head coach in Arizona. The Browns have cleared the way for Horton to take a lateral move, primarily to get his contract off the books.

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6 Responses to “Whisenhunt keeping some of his inherited Titans assistants”
  1. baller2 says: Jan 15, 2014 4:21 PM

    Also heard he kept Steve Brown which is excellent! One of the best teachers and was with St. Louis when they won the Super Bowl – Go Titans!

  2. titansdodgers says: Jan 15, 2014 4:26 PM

    Shawn Jefferson did well so I have no problem with that. Croom is ok. a little bummed bout Gregg williams since he helped out a lot. Really happy they didnt bring grey back. I’m just curious who’s better to succeed, Horton or Williams…

  3. skinsswagyolo says: Jan 15, 2014 4:35 PM

    As a Redskins fan, I can tell you it was a big mistake letting go of Greg Williams. Our defense has sucked ever since. #SwagLifeMoney

  4. azjam says: Jan 15, 2014 4:39 PM

    Horton is a very good defense coach and worked for him in Arizona. Always better to bring in someone that you already have a working relationship with instead of building one. Whiz & Horton are on the same page.

  5. djshnooks says: Jan 15, 2014 6:48 PM

    As a Bills fan, be happy Gregg Williams and his bull-horn are gone.

    His antics are getting old…and players would rather play under someone like Ray Horton, than Gregg Williams.

    I’d rather have Horton too.

  6. dodohead418 says: Jan 16, 2014 2:27 PM

    Just rehire our former special teams coach Alan Lowry who got fired bizarrely!

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