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.

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

  1. 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.

  2. 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…..

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

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