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Report: Titans closing in on Jon Robinson as new GM

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The Tennessee Titans appear close to filling their general manager vacancy.

According to Jason La Canfora of, the Titans’ search is closing in on Tampa Bay Buccaneers director of player personnel Jon Robinson as the successor to the fired Ruston Webster.

An announcement could come as early as Thursday.

Robinson has spent just the last two seasons with the Buccaneers after spending the previous 12 years with the New England Patriots. Robinson had served as the Patriots director of college scouting before getting the promotion to director of player personnel with the Bucs.

A Tennessee native, Robinson would be taking over the personnel decisions for a team that has won just five games over the last two seasons.

The Titans have also considered Chris Ballard, Ted Sundquist, Marc Ross, Chris Polian and Martin Mayhew for the role.

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24 Responses to “Report: Titans closing in on Jon Robinson as new GM”
  1. arrogantnation says: Jan 13, 2016 11:17 PM

    Not a bad choice. Robinson is definitely qualified, but I would have gone with Ballard.

  2. Rdog says: Jan 13, 2016 11:17 PM

    12 seasons with the Patriots is pretty nice for the resume. I would be fine with this hire.

  3. grantgoodman93 says: Jan 13, 2016 11:31 PM


  4. baldbuc says: Jan 13, 2016 11:34 PM

    Bucs have had two solid drafts while he was here, their best in years. Free agent signings were a disaster however they say most of those selections were of Lovie’s choosing.

  5. mikeadkins says: Jan 13, 2016 11:36 PM

    McDaniels to follow?…

  6. savethebs says: Jan 14, 2016 12:06 AM

    So long as he cans mularkey let’s give him a shot

  7. getakluwe says: Jan 14, 2016 12:21 AM

    Mayhew would have been the real money hire.

  8. squared80 says: Jan 14, 2016 12:29 AM

    Chip Kelly, meet Marcus.

  9. pinkmist4 says: Jan 14, 2016 12:34 AM

    If he couldn’t win at USC, how’s he gonna win with that pile of crap??…..

  10. vancouversportsbro says: Jan 14, 2016 2:16 AM

    Simon and garfunkle will introduce him?

  11. 49er33 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:23 AM

    Thank you for passing up Chris Ballard if you do.

  12. titansfan12 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:59 AM

    As long is his first move is to start interviewing real candidates and not consider Mularkey with a serious look on his face, then i think he would be off to a good start

  13. joedirte says: Jan 14, 2016 4:45 AM

    Ex new England guys usually don’t work because their not Bilihick.

  14. dmc1542 says: Jan 14, 2016 6:10 AM

    Next up josh mcdaniels

  15. coopsxx says: Jan 14, 2016 8:14 AM

    Bit of a disaster for the Bucs, he has been excellent at picking up undrafted, undrappreciated players. Not sure if he helps in the draft but we have drafted fantastically the last 2 seasons with Licht in charge.

  16. gotitan says: Jan 14, 2016 8:25 AM

    Okay, I wonder since he was with Josh Daniels in Denver and NE he’ll bring him along? Word here is that Mularkey is going to be retained and other GM candidates have turned down this job due to that fact.

    Wouldn’t ownership have value in an outsider’s opinion regarding a team who has won five games in the last two seasons? SMH.

  17. titanup1918 says: Jan 14, 2016 9:15 AM

    Hopefully a good move. I like him based on what I’ve read.

  18. nflfan5298 says: Jan 14, 2016 9:48 AM

    If they do keep Mularkey, he needs to hire a good offensive coordinator and keep Dick Lebeau.

  19. savethebs says: Jan 14, 2016 10:05 AM

    If they do keep Mularkey, he needs to hire a good offensive coordinator and keep Dick Lebeau.

    Haha, so basically he has nothing to do? Yeah, that’s why he should be gone.

  20. tennesseeoilers says: Jan 14, 2016 10:05 AM

    nflfan5298 said:

    “If they do keep Mularkey, he needs to hire a good offensive coordinator and keep Dick Lebeau.”

    The Titans’ defense went from top tier to pretty soft when LeBeau’s close friend Whisenhunt was fired. Became absolutely horrid on 3rd down. Whiz was the primary reason LeBeau came to Tennessee, and I can’t help but wonder if the two events (Whiz’s departure and the D’s overt decline) are related.

    – Titans Fan Since Memphis

  21. 6ball says: Jan 14, 2016 11:49 AM

    Whomever they choose, job one should be the development of Mariota. Their future is totally dependant on him.

  22. hippieway says: Jan 14, 2016 12:16 PM

    As a complete outsider, I like the Robinson choice. However I am not a big Mularkey fan and hope they give the field a good look, there has to be better candidate.

  23. matthoover4 says: Jan 14, 2016 12:23 PM

    Hire has gotta be Chip or McDaniels. Word is he’s close with Josh, but Bill is tight with Chip, so both make sense. Still, Chip makes more due to his history with Mariotta and his system.

  24. damcmp says: Jan 14, 2016 12:48 PM

    by all means hire CHip the chump…..

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