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Ken Whisenhunt: “I am sorry we weren’t able to get it done”

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Fired Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt seems to realize that coaching is a results business, and he didn’t get results.

Whisenhunt, who was fired this morning after going 3-20 as the Titans’ head coach, released a statement through the Titans in which he acknowledged that he didn’t get the job done.

“My family and I are grateful for our time in Nashville and my opportunity to work for the Titans. I am sorry we weren’t able to get it done in our time here. Our players and staff were great to work with and I want to thank them for their dedication and hard work. I also want to thank the fans for their support and I wish the organization success moving forward.”

Whisenhunt lost 11 of his last 12 games as head coach of the Cardinals, meaning he’s now 4-31 in his last 35 games as a head coach. He knows he didn’t get the job done in his second shot at coaching an NFL team, and he’s unlikely to get a third shot.

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38 Responses to “Ken Whisenhunt: “I am sorry we weren’t able to get it done””
  1. JeffreyDahmerWisconsinsFavoriteSon says: Nov 3, 2015 12:34 PM

    I’m sorry I’m stuck with my team, and our 77 yard QB.

  2. 6250claimer says: Nov 3, 2015 12:34 PM

    Great guy, lousy head coach. Best of luck Kenny. Hard to feel too sorry for him though, he’ll land an assistant job next year, and has pocketed millions since his second contract with the Cardinals.

  3. screamingyellowzonkers says: Nov 3, 2015 12:35 PM

    Um……I think the Lion’s job is a perfect fit for Whisenhut !!!

  4. pastabelly says: Nov 3, 2015 12:36 PM

    3-20 against the AFC South is really about as bad as it gets. You almost have to try to lose to be that bad.

  5. averagejoe5050 says: Nov 3, 2015 12:36 PM

    Numbers don’t lie watch the scoreboard….

    We will trade Chip Kelly and Bradford for Mariota

  6. vincelombardisghost says: Nov 3, 2015 12:39 PM

    Wow! His record sucks.

  7. dubblelznhell says: Nov 3, 2015 12:42 PM

    He’ll get back in with an OC job

  8. patsruleyou says: Nov 3, 2015 12:42 PM

    Amazed he lasted as long as he did

  9. gotitan says: Nov 3, 2015 12:44 PM

    He’ll get another shot, you may not like it, I don’t like it, but you can bet on it.

  10. jag1959 says: Nov 3, 2015 12:45 PM

    Heck of a coordinator. Not all of them are cut out to be head coaches, Rex Ryan is another example

  11. coltzfan166 says: Nov 3, 2015 12:45 PM

    I thought the Cards started 4-0 in 2012 then they lost 12 straight?

  12. jvw1982 says: Nov 3, 2015 12:47 PM

    He had less than two yrs to win with Mettenberger who was a rookie 6th round pick and then Mariota who is a rookie QB …what did the Titans expect? would a 6-17 record save his job? They should be happy they would be in the running with San Fran for the top pick….you need talent to win games….there must be something else going on…..

  13. gobolts says: Nov 3, 2015 12:48 PM

    I remember when Whisenhunt was with the Chargers as the OC. His playcalling was so freaking predictable, my mom was calling the plays pre-snap. I was glad to see him go, but I didn’t want to see him ruin another team. I am sorry you Titan fans had to endure him.

    He supposedly “fixed” what was broken with Philip Rivers, but now that he’s gone, Rivers is rated top 5 in many QB categories–and that’s on a bad team. Look for Mariota to improve without him

    All I can say is congrats to the Titans for firing him. And no, we don’t want him back.

  14. sharkt says: Nov 3, 2015 12:54 PM

    Jim Caldwell is smiling — he outlasted Whisenhunt. #winning!

  15. Obe Wan Jabroni says: Nov 3, 2015 12:59 PM

    I hear Indy might be looking for another coach in the near future

  16. bubbybrisket says: Nov 3, 2015 1:02 PM

    This guy is a massive tool.

  17. intrafinesse says: Nov 3, 2015 1:08 PM

    I’ll bet Whisenhut regrets not trading Mariota to the Eagles for Bradford and draft picks and players.
    He’d still be fired, but the Titans would have Bradford who would be doing less well than he is now.
    And Chip would look like the genius he thinks he is.

  18. jgedgar70 says: Nov 3, 2015 1:13 PM

    At least Whisenhunt owned it, didn’t blame anyone else and was a stand-up guy about it. Some people (cough, Caldwell, cough) could learn a thing or two about that.

  19. draculalambert says: Nov 3, 2015 1:18 PM

    next job for coach wHiz:

    Head coach, Colts. Give him a good qb like warner and watch out! Luck needs a guy like Whiz.

  20. noteamforlosangeles says: Nov 3, 2015 1:31 PM

    Ken, the words “I am sorry” sums it up…Yes you are sorry.

  21. ron69 says: Nov 3, 2015 1:32 PM

    I tought he way a good HC but the matter of truth he plays old fashioned very conservative 90’s football, nota a chance on these heavy passing days.

  22. FlintBeastwood says: Nov 3, 2015 1:34 PM

    Shoulda stayed with the Chargers. Everyone including yourself knows you’re no HC in any setting.

  23. 4onafloor says: Nov 3, 2015 1:37 PM

    jvw1982 says:
    Nov 3, 2015 12:47 PM

    [b]He had less than two yrs to win with Mettenberger who was a rookie 6th round pick and then Mariota who is a rookie QB[/b] …what did the Titans expect? would a 6-17 record save his job? They should be happy they would be in the running with San Fran for the top pick….you need talent to win games….there must be something else going on…..

    Correction, Mettenberger was 3rd on the depth chart Ken’s first season as HC, behind Jake Locker and Charlie Whitehurst.

    like it really matters.

  24. jrossizzle says: Nov 3, 2015 1:42 PM

    I love the Whizzinator!!
    Regards,
    Onterrio Smith

  25. tformation says: Nov 3, 2015 1:43 PM

    It was an odd pairing to begin with…

  26. mikea311 says: Nov 3, 2015 1:52 PM

    Come to NY next year. Bring Lebeau. You will get to coach with a great QB again.

  27. yyc2phx says: Nov 3, 2015 2:12 PM

    He should be arrested for theft… Stole money on a second contract with the Cardinals and stole money from the Titans impersonating a head coach…these media types it keeps blowing smoke up these guys butts are nothing but jocks sniffing fluffed

  28. craigkintexas says: Nov 3, 2015 2:22 PM

    If you have an Adams as an owner, forget about being a consistent team.

  29. firerogergoodell says: Nov 3, 2015 2:41 PM

    What a relief they didn’t hire Mike Zimmer or there would be a report today about the Vikings firing Chan Gailey!

  30. dejadoh says: Nov 3, 2015 3:07 PM

    Coaches can’t change crappy players into stars.

  31. smarterthanyouoryours says: Nov 3, 2015 3:14 PM

    He went on to say “I didn’t realize coaching would be so hard without the help of Dr. Rydze.”

  32. urhooked says: Nov 3, 2015 4:11 PM

    If you have an Adams as an owner, forget about being a consistent team.
    ************************************************
    This is absolutely correct and the crux of the problem. It doesn’t matter who is brought in to coach the team. As long as this franchise has absentee owners and a management team who consistently underspend on the roster, winning will be impossible.

  33. filmex2000 says: Nov 3, 2015 4:14 PM

    Good OC, oblivious head coach.
    As long as he was “coaching” Kurt Warner, Anquan Bolden and Larry Fitzgerald, he was really something.

    But once Kurt retired and Whiz foolishly let Bolden walk, the curtain was pulled back on the wizard.

    Nothing speaks to his time here in AZ more than the fact that he tried to convince the fans that Max Hall was the answer at QB. This miniature QB had a bad habit of throwing the ball into the back of the heads of his OL. Yet Whiz persisted. It was ghastly.

    As a Mariota fan during his Oregon run, I was mortified when I saw he would landing at Camp Whiz. Name one QB that ever got better under the tutelage of Ken Whiz.

  34. bamafan1973 says: Nov 3, 2015 4:41 PM

    Titans have been bad before Whiz came to Nashville. He did not help. Titans need a massive turnover in management and ownership, preferably a local owner who cares about the team, and building a competitive organization. We cannot be the cemetery for QB’s, especially promising ones such as Mariota. Problem with coaches, they never really get fired. They all land somewhere, still making millions. Wade Phillips is a classic case. Has had 6 HC jobs, and +20 assistant jobs, been fired everywhere, and still makes millions. What a gig!

  35. jmc8888 says: Nov 3, 2015 4:43 PM

    He is stubborn in believing his system works, and doesn’t want to change aspects about it when they are clearly failing.

    He tries to force square pegs into round holes. You’ve got to be flexible and use the talent you have on your roster.

    It seems like once again his stubbornness got the best of him, and the Titans press conference basically confirmed he was up to his old dog can’t be taught new tricks ways.

  36. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 3, 2015 5:28 PM

    Whiz’ record in Tennessee about the same as Mularkey in Jax.

  37. thingamajig says: Nov 3, 2015 5:34 PM

    jmc8888 is 100% correct. That was Whiz’s problem also in
    Arizona.

  38. laxcoach37 says: Nov 3, 2015 5:44 PM

    So I am guessing that Miami’s Olivier Vernon won’t be invited to any of the Goodbye Parties?

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